Sorensen Dressage

Wacky Nut Farm Bainbridge Island, Washington

"The whole environment for dressage is the rider." -Alexsandra Howard

Wacky Nut Farm, Bainbridge Island, WA

Based at the incomparable Wacky Nut Farm on Bainbridge Island, Sorensen Dressage provides complete training programs for dressage horses and riders.  

Head trainer and instructor, Emily Sorensen, builds unabridged training programs and schedules to ensure both horse and rider grow nearer to their riding goals.  In addition, Emily's students learn skills to become better partners and fair leaders for their horses.  All aspects of horsemanship are integral pieces to these programs.  

2015 USDF Region 6 Championship, Catalina and Emily, Sherwood, OR  Photo: Carolynn Bunch

2015 USDF Region 6 Championship, Catalina and Emily, Sherwood, OR  Photo: Carolynn Bunch

 Emily built a strong understanding in physiology and biomechanics during her longtime tutelage under the late Alexsandra Howard.  After Sandy's passing in 2013, Emily has been continuing her education with Joanie Bolton (CA), Leslie Reid (BC, Can), and Anne Gribbons (FL).  Though Emily's clientele is primarily dressage riders, she has enjoyed working across many disciplines.  Emily has helped eventers polish their dressage test and also trained elite endurance horses for the Tevis Cup.  Body awareness and perception know no limits when it comes to riding and training horses!

2016 US Dressage Final, Emily and XO, Lexington, KY  Photo: Susan Sickle

2016 US Dressage Final, Emily and XO, Lexington, KY  Photo: Susan Sickle

With training and competition experience from The First Ride thorough FEI, Emily enjoys bringing horses and riders up the levels of dressage.  By the age of 23, Emily had earned both USDF Bronze and Silver Medals on scores achieved with self-trained horses, Cristiano and Syrano.  Most recently in the show ring, Emily has been training and competing with two exciting prospects.  Catalina, a 2006 Hanoverian mare, owned by Emily, and Excalibur "XO", a 2008 Lusitano gelding, owned by Delight Willing.  

Excalibur ("XO") and Emily at the 2016 USDF Region 6 Championship, Reserve Champion Fourth Level Open  photo: Carolynn Bunch 

Catalina exploring the Seattle city views on the WNF trails

Sorensen Dressage - emilynsorensen@gmail.com