Meet the team

Ulrik Clemmensen, CEO NorCordia ApS

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Catherine Haddad, CEO NorCordia USA

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Ulrik Clemmensen

Ulrik has more than 20 years of experience in international equestrian sports.

He has developed merchandising skills for the buying and selling of horses at the right time. These skills come mainly from his education as a Certified Master Rider in Denmark and working at the Holsteiner Verband in Germany and with his former companies Dansk Equine and CC Stables as well as his responsibilities for developing horses in investment collections for independent investors.

Ulrik is co-founder and co-owner of NorCordia.

Catherine Haddad

Catherine Haddad Staller (USA) was stationed in Germany from 1993 to 2012 where she represented the United States in competitions throughout Europe at both national and international levels. With Maximus JSS, Cadillac and Winyamaro, she accumulated over 120 top ten placings and wins at Grand Prix.

In 2006, Haddad Staller was alternate for the US Dressage Team in Aachen at the World Equestrian Games. In 2007, with Maximus JSS, she finished seventh at the 2007 FEI World Cup Finals in Las Vegas.

In 2009, Haddad Staller won 9 Grand Prix with Cadillac and Winyamaro in European competitions. In 2010, she was Reserve for the US Dressage Team for the World Equestrian Games in Kentucky and won the CDI-W at Dressage at Devon in the USA.  Returning to Europe that fall, she represented the USA at the Leipzig FEI World Cup Final in April of 2011.

She returned to the USA in 2012 and runs training facilities New Jersey and Florida.

From 2014-2016, Haddad Staller rode for the USA in various Nations Cups and CDI5* in Europe and the USA with Mane Stream Hotmail, accumulating another 30 top ten placings.  She trained Mane Stream Belstaff to Grand Prix level and won two USEF Developing Grand Prix classes with him in 2016 and 2017.  After leaving Haddad’s stable in the spring of 2018, Belstaff represented Denmark in the World Equestrian Games with Danish rider, Betine Jenssen.

In the late summer of 2017 Haddad debuted Semper Fidelis in the Grand Prix in Europe.  In seven starts, the pair were never out of the top five, bringing home one win at the CDI3* in Le Mans, France, and several top placings in 4* competition.

2020 to present, Haddad began showing Frankie in national Grand Prix competition.  After 4 consecutive wins, the pair made their international debut during the 2020/2021winter season in Wellington, FL, culminating in a second place finish in the CDI3* a the World Equestrian Center of Ocala. Frankie is the 7th horse trained to international Grand Prix by Haddad.

Catherine is co-founder and co-owner of NorCordia.

Sara Hellner, Stable Manager and Marketing.

Sara Hellner an accomplished Leader in Both Engineering and the Horse Industry.

Sara Hellner is a Swedish professional born in Karlstad, Sweden, has always been passionate about technology and horses. Her passion for these two fields has paved the way for an extraordinary career that transcends traditional boundaries.

In the early 2000s, Sara embarked on a new chapter by relocating to the United States. This marked a turning point in her career, as she sought to combine her love for horses with her business acumen. Upon settling in the U.S., Sara founded a highly successful sales horse business, Eurohorse, where she seamlessly integrated her analytical mindset from engineering with her passion for horses. Her strong work ethic and strategic thinking earned her a stellar reputation in the competitive world of horse sales. 

During this period, Sara developed her skill with the camera, becoming one of the world’s leading equine photographers.

Today, Sara continues her journey in the equestrian world as the General Manager for NorCordia, a groundbreaking investment company. 

Yvonne Fiestelmann, Supply Chain manager

An experienced Grand Prix dressage rider, trainer, and manager.

In the last 10 years, Yvonne also worked as a managing director of a high-end dressage stable in Lower Saxony, Germany. 
During this time she brought several horses up to national and international junior, young riders, and senior Grand Prix level and gained extensive experience in sourcing and selling horses internationally. 🐎

Yvonne can also look back on many national and international medals as a trainer including one of her students winning double gold at the Asian Championships with a horse sourced and prepared by her and going on to being one of the most successful dressage riders in Asia.

In addition to her experience and her eye for talented horses and preparing riders and horses for competition success, Yvonne is currently successfully competing with her self-trained horses up to the young horse Grand Prix. 

Hope Beerling, assistant trainer for NorCordia.

Hope’s passion for horses began early in her life in Australia. Growing up on the family farm, she began riding competitively at age 6 in Show Horse competitions on several small ponies.
Falling in love with equestrian sport, she decided to pursue a career as a professional rider. In 2016 Hope and NewWorld Riverman were the Australian Show Horse Reserve Champion pair for riders from 15-17 years and Reserve Champion Children’s Show Hunter Hack.
Bringing her winning form into the sport of dressage, in 2018 Hope won the 6-Year-Old Championship with Remi Down Under at the Brisbane CDI.
The pair went on to become the 2019 Australian Advanced 5C Winners. 
Paired with Vianne, Alpha HM, Uno Elando and Belougi, Hope has secured wins and top placings in young horse classes and classes up to Small Tour for Haddad’s stable. 
She represented Australia in the CDI arena in the winter of 2021, 2023 and 2024 at the Global Dressage Festival in Wellington, FL under Haddad’s tutelage.
In 2023 Vianne and Hope claimed 10th in the World Young Horse Championships for 7 year olds. 

Hope finished her studies for a Diploma of Early Childhood Education shortly after arriving in the USA.

Emilia Bergåkra, rider.

In the north of Sweden, on the family farm ‘Bergåkra’, the love for horses has gone through generations. Growing up in a proper horse family, Emilia and her sisters basically grew up on a horseback. 
With free rein, Emilia quickly found her passion for dressage. In her short 19 years, she has gained experience in international shows and championships as a dressage rider and has belonged to the Swedish national team 🇸🇪since she was 13 years old.
With her base in Hälsingland, Sweden, training under her mother Sigrid Bergåkra, she has traveled around Europe participating in several European and Nordic-Baltic championships as a pony, children, and junior rider.
She has also been part of the Swedish Nations Cup team at prestigious international shows such as Hagen’s ‘Future Champions’ and Equitour Aalborg.
As a 7-time Swedish championship medalist, including 4 gold medals, and with her recent graduation from Naturlära Ridgymnasium, she has now left her Swedish home ground to further develop in the equestrian sport as a rider for NorCordia. With a humble and targeted perspective, she looks very much forward to the future with great guidance from Catherine!

Jasmin Filander, Rider

Jasmin is a Danish equestrian born with an innate passion for horses. She has crafted a remarkable journey in the world of equestrian sports. Hailing from a non-equestrian background, Jasmin’s love for horses became evident early in her life, setting the stage for a future filled with dedication and success.
Throughout her formative years, Jasmin not only nurtured her passion but also managed to seamlessly balance her studies with hands-on experience as a rider. 
Upon graduating, she made the bold decision to turn her lifelong love into a full-fledged career, delving into the professional realm of equestrian sports while continuously honing her riding skills.
Jasmin’s journey took her to both Denmark and Germany, where she immersed herself in the vibrant equestrian communities. 
Grateful for the chances she had in Europe, Jasmin now sets her sights on a new chapter in the United States as a vital member of the NorCordia team. Jasmin is now located in Wellington, Florida, and New Jersey, USA.
Her excitement for the future resonates with the challenges and triumphs that await her on American soil. 
Jasmin brings not only her skills as a rider but also a profound appreciation for the diverse and dynamic world of equestrian sports.