Victoria Johnston Dorricott
Victoria started riding at Silver Acres on a school horse named Queenie at the age of 11. In her twenties and thirties she showed successfully on the Trillium hunter circuit on her own horse, Relaxing. After taking time off to raise her family, she started dressage in 2017 having a successful year on Walk The Line. She is currently riding Be The Best, and, looking forward to showing her and moving up the levels.
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Shaniah made her show ring debut with her Appaloosa/Thoroughbred gelding, Beau, in 2022 at Dressage Niagara. Shaniah purchased Beau after completing her nursing degree in 2017 and together they have been working on establishing a solid foundation in Dressage. New to the Dressage Niagara Executive Committee for 2023, Shaniah looks forward to helping the club grow and become all that it can be.
Sue says her parents told her her first word was "pony" and so began a life long love of all things horse. She was fortunate that her parents and sister also shared this passion and together they started a small breeding farm, breeding and showing Canadian Sport Horses. Sue now has a Thoroughbred mare, named All of My Heart (barn name Olivia). Together they are on a journey through the levels of Dressage. Sue's granddaughter recently started lessons and they are excited to share the sport together.
Riding since the age of 4 in a variety of disciplines, Cheryl was introduced to dressage in 2000, and, then joined Dressage Niagara in 2005 with a 4 year old Appaloosa mare. The pair continued on the local show circuits obtaining several APHC Leading the Nation titles in Working Hunters as well as an International High Point Dressage Award. Cheryl sustained a serious injury in 2014 and had to take some time off, but has found a new partner, Frank, to continue through the levels with.
Louise was born in the UK with a love of horses. She did not learn to ride until her 20’s while volunteering at CARD and eventually competing in Hunters and Pre-Training Eventing. She has also pursued her instructor certification and taught riders with disabilities for 10 years until moving to the Niagara Region. She has held various positions on the Dressage Niagara board since 2009. Louise brought along her off the track Thoroughbred, Charger, from clutzy 3 year old to First Level Champion, and, is now working on her second off the track Thoroughbred, Fries.
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Sarah is a recent graduate of Brock University with a degree in sports management. She brings 12 years of equestrian experience to the club. Sarah leases 2 horses currently in Port Colborne, and, is now focused on dressage after experiencing the hunter circuit as a former President of the Brock Equestrian Team. Sarah looks forward to helping expand the club and others to experience dressage.
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Laurie-Anne has been an avid horse lover since childhood. Her daughter (pictured above competing at a Dressage Niagara sanctioned event) also took a strong liking to riding at a young age. Laurie-Anne has been supporting her daughter’s riding career since she began at age 9. She looks forward to supporting in the Dressage Niagara Membership and Volunteer position, as well as the Club’s efforts to foster and grow the sport in the Niagara region.
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Kim has been riding and competing for most of her life. Kim currently has two horses that she started as babies. Her mare (Molly) started her competitive career as an eventer before turning to dressage full time. They have worked up the levels and are now competing at Prix St. George and Intermediate 1. She also has Molly’s full brother (Amherst) and has been participating in the Dressage Niagara Virtual Show Series, which led her to join the Executive Committee in 2023 to help organize and manage these shows.