Born and raised in Calgary, Canada as the daughter of a trainer, Cori began riding at a young age. She spent countless hours at the local barn where her mom rode and taught, while Cori was “babysat” by kind school horses lesson after lesson.
Over the years, Cori was lucky to work with many great trainers, from Trish Mrawkawa (her first coach), to Gail Greenough, Richard Spooner and most especially, Dayton Gorsline and Lisa Carlson who coached her from the children’s and junior jumpers, to the CET medal finals and into her first Grand Prix by age 17.
By 20, Cori had been to Europe several times buying sales prospects and horses for clients. She also lived and trained in both France and Germany for extended periods of time to learn more about the European system. She’s also been invited to two different international shows, one in Germany as a junior and one in Ecuador as a professional.
After a few more hectic years of showing non-stop, Cori decided to take some time off from riding for the first time in her life and pursue her post secondary education. In 2009 she did a study abroad in Italy and remembered how much she loved Europe on all those horse buying trips and decided to move to London, England to finish her Bachelors degree. In 2011 she graduated a semester early with a 4.0 GPA and a BA in Communications, Marketing and Management from Hult International Business School and decided to move back to sunny San Diego. Currently she is putting both her academic and equestrian experience to use at EquestrianCoach.com. Never being one to give up horses for good, she is back in the tack helping to train a young horse with her mom.