Chris Sorensen has been around horses his entire life, coming from a family that has always been in the equestrian industry. He first set foot in the competition ring when he was eight years old, showing locally in hunters, jumpers and equitation. As a teenager, Chris trained in both Europe and Canada. This period also saw Chris ride for the Ontario team at the North American Young Rider Championships in Bromont, Quebec, where he and his team brought home the gold medal. Since then, Chris has launched his career onto the world stage, and continues to take home international championships year after year.
In 2013, Chris earned his “red jacket” when he was named to the Canadian Show Jumping Team for his first Nations Cup at Spruce Meadows, followed by the Nations Cup in Brazil, where Chris placed 4th in the individual World Cup Grand Prix. In 2014, Chris traveled reserve for the Canadian Show Jumping Team at the 2014 FEI World Equestrian Games in Normandy, France, and subsequently represented Canada at the 2015 FEI World Cup™ Jumping Final. Chris' relocation to Europe has allowed him to compete in regional, national and international shows on a weekly basis, also bringing him into direct contact with the horses competing at the highest level worldwide.
Chris established Sorensen Stables in 2004 to expand his horse sales and training business. The coaching side of the business quickly grew, as did the successes of Chris’ clients in hunter, jumper and equitation classes. Chris’ students have achieved success in major show rings across North America with notable accomplishments including coaching the highest-placed Canadian individual at the 2015 and 2016 FEI North American Junior & Young Rider Championships, and highest-placed Canadian at the US Medal and Maclay Finals for three years. In 2016, Chris became one of Canada’s first-ever High Performance 1 level certified coaches. He also serves on the Equestrian Canada Board of Directors.
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