Chris Sorensen is a Man with a Plan
On a damp, chilly winter evening in the Netherlands, Chris Sorensen stands in the middle of an indoor arena, hands behind his back, sporting a Canadian flag beanie. “One rhythm. Looking where you want to go,” he instructs a teenage customer guiding a chestnut around a course. “Very good! Pat him!” he says enthusiastically. Confident, firm, and encouraging, Sorensen demonstrates his years of coaching and his talent for horse-and-rider matchmaking as he escorts customers around Europe in search of the perfect mount. “I try to look from all angles – the rider’s, the horse’s, European, North American, the program the horse is going into and what it’s capable of – so that the horse has the best chance to succeed and the rider has the best chance to be happy,” he explains of his carefully-honed pairing skills. Putting Down Roots Queen’s-educated and goal-oriented, Sorensen clearly considered his move to Europe…
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