Cora Blake Jun 17, 2017 10:27:46 GMT -8
Post by Cora Blake on Jun 17, 2017 10:27:46 GMT -8
Cora Torrance Blake
<Played by Katie>
Full Name>> Cora Torrance Olivia Blake
Nicknames>> CT, Throttle, Oli
Date of Birth>> 02/15/1988
Staff or Student>> Staff Cross Country Instructor
House>> Brown Ribbon Apartments
Face Claim>> Jessica Findley Brown
Personality>> Cora is one of the kindest people you would meet, and is always willing to lend a helping hand if the occasion calls for it. However, she does not like it when people take advantage of her kindness, and take her for granted. She loves bringing out the best in her students, and it makes her proud to see them achieve in their riding. Riding is what gives her joy, but it is also something that holds her back from her dream. She fears taking her horse Gatsby to Rolex because of what happened to her. Though, she does not like sharing it with her students. She puts on a brave face, and moves forward. She'll ride Gatsby and do clinics and workshops in and out of school, but she fears taking him to be competitions. She'll take him to the small shows around the area, but her anxiety kicks in when she rides. She just needs to learn to not fear when riding.
Likes>> Her horse Gatsby
Dislikes>> unpunctual people
people who get by without caring
being taken for granted
low riding scores
closed tight spaces
Hopes>> To find love
to instill good riding in her students
Secrets>> She is afraid of competing on Gatsby after what happened at Rolex five years ago.
Appearance>> Cora has long, dark brown hair and stunning blue eyes. She always likes to keep her long hair in either a bun or ponytail, and she never likes to cut it short. She has only colored her hair once, she put pink streaks in it, but her parents did not approve. Maybe it was a teenage rebel thing? She mostly all leg, which is perfect for her line of work with riding horses. She mostly likes to wear her riding pants, and a polo shirt. Rarely would you even catch her wearing an evening gown.
Markings>> horse hooves running up her left forearm, and a celtic knot between her shoulder blades
Medical History>> large scar over her knee from when she had surgery after she got thrown from her mount at Rolex.
Full History>> Cora was actually not born in the states, but she was actually raised in England. Her parents raised her just outside London, Cora was the name of her great- grandmother Cora Winters. The name Torrance was actually not a family name, but was in fact the name of her father's eventing horse. Don't ask why her mother allowed that to slip by. She got the nick name Throttle from her eventing days when she was at university. She was one of the fastest qualifiers on the team. She started riding at the age of 8,she would do little pony shows to start, and rode the horses on her grandfather's farm. She grew up showing and competing, but also her parents wanted her to have a life outside of riding. So Cora took up debate and dance when she was in her early teens.
She knew that her passion would always be riding, and her parents could see that. For her sixteenth birthday, her parents got Cora her first eventer. A Thoroughbred by the name of Persephone. That mare was a rocket, and she and Cora would go far. Competing in all the shows, and earning points and ranking. After University, Cora and Persephone continued to travel internationally and winning. Her mother died of breast cancer before Cora left for the states, and she held back on riding for a year to grieve. Her name almost faded from the lists, but then she made a comeback again. She got all the way to competing at Rolex, and Cora could see her dreams of Olympic gold. For queen and country! Coming over the final jumps, Persephone took a spill and threw Cora off of her. Cora split her knee cap, and Persephone broke the canon bone in her leg.
It took some time for Cora to bounce back from that accident, she went through rehab for her knee, but she never lost her drive for horses. She took up the reins again with her new horse Gatsby, and started teaching at a small farm. One day, she got a unsuspected call from someone in America. Teaching cross country at a riding academy. Cora didn't know what to say, should she accept, was she even qualified to teach cross country? They told her they wanted someone who had the experience in the field and the drive. It took her a few weeks, but she accepted. Now here she is 4 years later at Blue Ridge teaching some of the brightest minds.
Pet Name>> Liam
Sex>> Neutered Male
Breed>> Australian Shepherd
Personality>> Liam is a quick learner, and is food motivated to do tricks. He is a ball of energy, but sometimes his bark can be a bit overbearing. He loves snuggling on the couch, which is his throne covered in long hair, and he loves sleeping with Cora in her bed. Liam loves following Cora around the barn, and running around Gatsby's legs. Though it has gotten him in to trouble, and nearly kicked. Running through the woods on trail rides and swimming in the ponds are his favorite things to do.
History>> Liam has been with Cora since he was a year old. He was an owner surrender to the shelter after the original owners moved to Germany. They were a military family, and did not want to give him up, but they were not allowed pets on base.