Hometown: Rancho Santa Fe, Calif. Birthday: 12/25/1990 Sport/Disciplines: Jumping
Karl Cook started riding at the age of 8 with his mother and sister, quickly developing a lifelong passion for horses. He had a successful junior and young rider career, competing in the 2007, 2008, and 2009 FEI North American Youth Championships and winning double gold in 2007 and team gold and individiual silver in 2008.
Cook has scored numerous top results throughout his professional career. He has competed in three FEI World Cup Finals: 2013, 2015, and 2017. In 2016, Cook made his senior Nations Cup debut at Langley (CAN) with Tembla. In 2022, Cook was again on the NetJets® U.S. Jumping Team at Langley (CAN), riding Coachella 4. In 2023, Cook was on the winning U.S. team at the Nations Cup in San Juan Capistrano (USA) and helped secure third-place finishes in Langley (CAN) and Falsterbo (SWE) riding Kalinka van't Zorgvliet.
Cook trains out of his Pomponio Ranch in San Gregorio, Calif., where the business breeds, raises, trains, and sells world-class jumping horses.