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In photos: The deaf jockey with a dream to ride

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In the fall, Nicolas Sorrell was accepted to an equestrian program at Olds College in Alberta. In December, the college rescinded the offer saying his hearing impairment would pose a danger to those around him.

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Nicolas Sorrell photographed in Halton Hills, Ont.. Monday, February 4, 2013.

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Nicolas Sorrell photographed in Halton Hills, Ont.. Monday, February 4, 2013.

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Nicolas Sorrell photographed in Halton Hills, Ont.. Monday, February 4, 2013.

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Nicolas Sorrell photographed in Halton Hills, Ont.. Monday, February 4, 2013.

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Nicolas Sorrell photographed in Halton Hills, Ont.. Monday, February 4, 2013.

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Nicolas Sorrell photographed in Halton Hills, Ont.. Monday, February 4, 2013.

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Nicolas Sorrell photographed in Halton Hills, Ont.. Monday, February 4, 2013.

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Nicolas Sorrell photographed in Halton Hills, Ont.. Monday, February 4, 2013.

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Nicolas Sorrell photographed in Halton Hills, Ont.. Monday, February 4, 2013.

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Nicolas Sorrell photographed in Halton Hills, Ont.. Monday, February 4, 2013.

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Nicolas Sorrell photographed in Halton Hills, Ont.. Monday, February 4, 2013.

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Nicolas Sorrell flanked by his horse Sorel and dog Coco, in Halton Hills, Ont.. Monday, February 4, 2013.

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Nicolas Sorrell prepares his horse’s stable in Halton Hills, Ont.. Monday, February 4, 2013.

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Nicolas Sorrell rides Sudden Bid in Halton Hills, Ont.. Monday, February 4, 2013.

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