Cindy was a six-time Canadian Olympian but also attended the 1968 Mexico Olympics as a groom at the age of 16.
She began her riding career in Germany and just a few years later, she started turning in outstanding results for Canada. She was a member of the gold medal team and placed fourth individually at the 1971 Pan Am Games in Cali, Colombia. A year later she was the youngest equestrian competitor at the Munich Olympics, at age 20.
And this was just the start.
In 1976, Cindy was selected to the Olympic team but did not compete.
In 1979, she became the first Canadian to win an international dressage Grand Prix event in Goodwood England.
In 1980 Cindy was selected to the Canadian team for the Moscow Olympics but because the Games were boycotted, she completed in alternate Games in the Netherlands.
She was seventh in the 1986 World Championships and second at the 1988 World Cup in the Netherlands,
A member of the bronze medal winning Canadian dressage TEAM at the 1988 Seoul Olympics, she was also fourth individually.
Cindy competed in the 1992 Barcelona Olympics.
In October 1993, just three months after giving birth to her second child, Cindy made a remarkable return to competition, capturing two gold medals at the prestigious Dressage at Devon, in Pennsylvania.
Her outstanding career included one more Olympic selection, in Athens, in 2004.
As if her career wasn’t brilliant enough, she might have achieved even more, because in 1989, her great Hanoverian partner ‘Dynasty’ died from colic at the age of 11, still in the peak of his career.
But she would have two other very good horses. ‘Dakar’ went to Barcelona in 1992 and she had ‘Proton’ at Athens in 2004. Proton also won at Toronto’s Royal Winter Fair and ’Dakar’ was victorious at Devon. Both had many other wins as well.
Cindy later remained involved with horses, operating Ishoy Enterprises, with her late husband Neil, in Hannon Ontario.