In Memoriam: Canada Loses Top Event Rider Jordan McDonald

It is with deepest sadness that we announce that Jordan McDonald, 30, died while competing at the Nunney International Horse Trials held at  Southfield House, Whatley, Frome, Somerset, GBR  on Saturday, June 14, 2014.

Born in British Columiba, Jordan McDonald resided in Oakville, ON, but was currently based in Great Britain with his wife, Shandiss McDonald.

Jordan McDonald was riding Only Me, a seven-year-old gelding he owned. The horse was not injured.

“The entire Canadian Eventing community is devastated by this tragic event. I have known Jordan as a great friend for over a dozen years and also as a member of our national team program,” says Graeme Thom, chair of the Canadian Eventing High Performance Committee. “My heart goes out to Shandiss, his lovely wife, and deepest love to his fantastic parents, caring siblings and all relations. I extend my sincerest condolences and equally those of our entire Canadian eventing family.”

The Ontario Equestrian Federation would also like to extend its deepest sympathy to the McDonald family.

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