Born in Sydney's North Richmond, Tor grew up on his parents breaking and training property. It was there that he developed his passion for horses. Tor has successfully competed to an international level, and is the winner of several Australian titles, both in open and young horse fields. He is most known for his partnerships with a number of competitive dressage horses, including the Grand Prix stallion Fishermans Friend, stable mates Lauries As, Donna Bonita and Lady Sinatra, Jaybee Alabaster, Florett, Karingal Anastasia and Remi Frangelica.
Tor enjoys training horses through to Grand Prix, and has a reputation for his ability with difficult horses. Tor also spends a lot of his time teaching, and has a number of very successful students who are competitive across all Olympic disciplines.