President & Shows
Riding since the age of 4 in a variety of disciplines, she was introduced to dressage in 2000 and then joined Dressage Niagara in 2005 with a 4 year-old appy mare. The pair continued on the local show circuits obtaining several ApHC Leading the Nation titles in Working Hunter as well as an International High Point Dressage award. Cheryl sustained a serious injury in 2014 and had to take some time off, but found a new partner, Frank, to continue through the levels.
Louise was born in the UK with a love of horses. She didn’t learn to ride until her 20’s while volunteering at CARD, eventually competing at Hunter and Pre-Training Eventing. She 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 DN board since 2009. She has brought her OTTB Charger from clutzy 3yr old to First Level Champion, and is now working on a 2nd OTTB Fries.
Victoria Johnston Dorricott
Membership & Volunteer Coordinator
Victoria started riding at Silver Acres, on the school horse 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.
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 shared this passion and they started a small breeding farm, breeding & 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.