Rider Karen Erickson on Orphan Annie.

Equestrian art is the perfect understanding and harmony between horse and rider.”  Nuno Oliviera

Courtenay CADORA is an equestrian riding club focused on the discipline of dressage. We are located in the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Our club has been active here since the 1970′s. Membership is open to anyone interested in horses and in the sport of dressage.  Courtenay CADORA always welcomes new members. We hold a members’ meeting once a month. For the date and location of the next meeting, or to find out more please contact Bonnie Earle here.

CADORA stands for the Canadian Dressage Owners and Riders Association. CADORA is separated into “chapters”, one of which is our Courtenay Chapter. CADORA is a non-profit organization dependent on the members and donations to run the club and to organize and host events.  CADORA is an official affiliated member of Equine Canada


The objectives set forth in the CADORA Inc. Charter are:
To foster and encourage interest and participation in dressage riding as a sport through ongoing rider qualification workshops, awards programs and competitions
To ensure progressions that will advance rider/horse teams to competitive International levels
To provide competitions, matches, demonstrations involving dressage riding accessible to all regions of the country
To promote throughout Canada development of the sport consistent with the principles of Dressage as formulated by the International governing body of the Equestrian Olympic Disciplines, the FEI (International Federation for Equestrian Sports)
To raise funds by way of donations, dues, bursaries for educational purposes and otherwise to further the objectives of the corporation.

Photograph courtesy of Isobel Springett Photography

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