Cornelia Dorr '12 Wins Team Gold and Individual Bronze at the Junior Olympics

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Glen Urquhart alumna Cornelia Roosevelt Dorr ’12 of Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA, won team gold and individual bronze at the Junior Olympics, the United States Eventing Association (USEA) North American Junior and Young Rider Championships (NAJYRC), held July 23–31, 2016, in Parker, Colorado.

After graduating from Glen Urquhart, Cornelia went on to study at Garrison Forest School in Maryland, where she commuted to Virginia to train and compete in equestrian events all across the country. Cornelia began riding when she was three years old and began competing at the national level at age nine.

Only a select few young riders make it to the upper levels of international competition. Cornelia often competes in the same fields and rings as members of current and past Olympic teams. While the professional riders often compete with horses that they bring up the ranks, Cornelia and her horse, Sir Patico MH, aka “Hugo,” have grown together from the lowest levels to the upper levels of competition in the International FEI division in only four years.  

According to equestrian coaches and experts, it is a huge accomplishment for both Cornelia and Hugo to come up through the ranks from the bottom to win the NAJYRC.  Glen Urquhart congratulates Cornelia and Hugo on this wonderful accomplishment.

Cornelia has been accepted Early Decision to Gettysburg College, in Pennsylvania. She will take a gap year to live, work, train, and compete with international event rider Sharon White, at Last Frontier Farm in Virginia, with her two horses, Hugo and Louis.

Whitney Buckley