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Cindy Neale-Ishoy

Full name: Cynthia Margaret "Cindy" Neale-Ishoy
Gender: Female
Height: 5'3" (159 cm)
Weight: 130 lbs (59 kg)
Born: June 19, 1952 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Affiliations: Ishoy Enterprises
Country: CAN Canada
Sport: Equestrianism

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Cindy Neale was originally a swimmer, but took up equestrianism as a teenager. She first represented Canada on the international stage at the 1971 Pan American Games where, in the absence of the United States, she won a gold medal in the team dressage event alongside Christilot Hanson-Boylen and Zoltan Sztehlo while placing fourth individually. She then attended her first edition of the Olympic Games the following year, where she finished 26th in the individual dressage and 6th among 10 nations in the team event (with Hanson-Boylen and Lorraine Stubbs). She was selected for the 1976 edition, but did not compete, and was then slated to attend the Games in 1980 until Canada boycotted them. Although she was offered an opportunity for the Soviets to pay her way to Moscow, she turned them down and therefore had to wait until 1988 to get another chance to participate in the Olympics. By then she was Cindy Ishoy and was coming off a second-place individual finish at that year’s World Cup, having placed behind Christine Stückelberger of Switzerland. Riding her horse Dynasty, Ishoy won bronze in the team dressage, alongside Eva-Maria Pracht, Ashley Nicoll-Holzer, and Gina Smith, and finished in fourth in the individual event, sixteen points shy of Stückelberger and the closest any Canadian has come to an individual Olympic dressage medal.

The following year, Dynasty died of colic and, although she had many more successes over the course of her career, Neale was never able to relive her Olympic glory. At the 1992 Summer Olympics she was 10th in the team event and 34th individually while, in 2004, she placed 9th with the Canadian team and joint-31st individually. In 2010 she was named Dressage Canada’s Owner of the Year.

Results

Mixed Dressage, Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Horse Phase Unit Rank PTS %P
1972 Summer 20 München Equestrianism Canada Bonne Année Final Standings 26 1,424
1972 Summer 20 München Equestrianism Canada Bonne Année Qualifying Round 26 1,424
1972 Summer 20 München Equestrianism Canada Bonne Année Qualifying Round Judge #1 20 293
1972 Summer 20 München Equestrianism Canada Bonne Année Qualifying Round Judge #2 27 274
1972 Summer 20 München Equestrianism Canada Bonne Année Qualifying Round Judge #3 27 267
1972 Summer 20 München Equestrianism Canada Bonne Année Qualifying Round Judge #4 29 283
1972 Summer 20 München Equestrianism Canada Bonne Année Qualifying Round Judge #5 16 307
1988 Summer 36 Seoul Equestrianism Canada Dynasty Final Standings 4 1,401
1988 Summer 36 Seoul Equestrianism Canada Dynasty Final Round 4 1,401
1988 Summer 36 Seoul Equestrianism Canada Dynasty Final Round Judge #1 6T 275
1988 Summer 36 Seoul Equestrianism Canada Dynasty Final Round Judge #2 5 276
1988 Summer 36 Seoul Equestrianism Canada Dynasty Final Round Judge #3 5 284
1988 Summer 36 Seoul Equestrianism Canada Dynasty Final Round Judge #4 4 287
1988 Summer 36 Seoul Equestrianism Canada Dynasty Final Round Judge #5 3 279
1988 Summer 36 Seoul Equestrianism Canada Dynasty Qualifying Round 10 QU 1,363
1988 Summer 36 Seoul Equestrianism Canada Dynasty Qualifying Round Judge #1 7T 276
1988 Summer 36 Seoul Equestrianism Canada Dynasty Qualifying Round Judge #2 14T 265
1988 Summer 36 Seoul Equestrianism Canada Dynasty Qualifying Round Judge #3 9 279
1988 Summer 36 Seoul Equestrianism Canada Dynasty Qualifying Round Judge #4 12T 264
1988 Summer 36 Seoul Equestrianism Canada Dynasty Qualifying Round Judge #5 4 279
1992 Summer 40 Barcelona Equestrianism Canada Dakar Final Standings 34 1,466
1992 Summer 40 Barcelona Equestrianism Canada Dakar Qualifying Round 34 1,466
1992 Summer 40 Barcelona Equestrianism Canada Dakar Qualifying Round Judge #1 36T 294
1992 Summer 40 Barcelona Equestrianism Canada Dakar Qualifying Round Judge #2 30T 295
1992 Summer 40 Barcelona Equestrianism Canada Dakar Qualifying Round Judge #3 34T 295
1992 Summer 40 Barcelona Equestrianism Canada Dakar Qualifying Round Judge #4 32 288
1992 Summer 40 Barcelona Equestrianism Canada Dakar Qualifying Round Judge #5 30 294
2004 Summer 52 Athina Equestrianism Canada Proton Final Standings 31T 66.583
2004 Summer 52 Athina Equestrianism Canada Proton Round One 31T 66.583
2004 Summer 52 Athina Equestrianism Canada Proton Round One Judge #1 36T 65.417
2004 Summer 52 Athina Equestrianism Canada Proton Round One Judge #2 31T 66.667
2004 Summer 52 Athina Equestrianism Canada Proton Round One Judge #3 29T 67.917
2004 Summer 52 Athina Equestrianism Canada Proton Round One Judge #4 20T 68.333
2004 Summer 52 Athina Equestrianism Canada Proton Round One Judge #5 36 64.583

Mixed Dressage, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Horse Phase Unit Rank PTS
1972 Summer 20 München Equestrianism Canada CAN Bonne Année Final Standings 6 1,424
1988 Summer 36 Seoul Equestrianism Canada CAN Dynasty Final Standings 3 1,363
1992 Summer 40 Barcelona Equestrianism Canada CAN Dakar Final Standings 10 1,466
2004 Summer 52 Athina Equestrianism Canada CAN Proton Final Standings 9 66.583