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Mary Jordan and Sebastian by Lindsay Yosay McCall

Mary Jordan and Sebastian

Mary Jordan
-Born: December 7, 1965
-Hometown: Wells, Maine

Mary Jordan had a great interest in horses from the day she was born. Growing up in Clinton, New York Jordan’s first interests were in the show ring. Jordan has a wealth of experience in all disciplines including dressage, eventing and showing horses she bred herself at in-hand competitions.

In 2002, Jordan was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. However, it was not until 2009 that she began competing in para-dressage competitions. Mary now competes in the Grade IV division.

Jordan competes Paxton Abbey, a Hanoverian mare that she bred herself, in para-dressage competitions. The pair also had a successful eventing career together.

In 2009, Mary rode Paxton Abbey to strong score of 68.39% at the Mystic April show. In 2010, the pair has earned a score of 66.45% at the Meadow Lake Spring Dressage Classic II show in April.

In June, Paxton Abbey and Jordan were ninth in the USEF Selection Trial/National Championship for the US Para-Equestrian Team for the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games.

In 2009, Jordan achieved her goal of riding internationally when she competed at the European Para-Equestrian Dressage 4* CPEDI Championships in Kristiansand, Norway riding a borrowed horse.

In 2010 Jordan and Paxton Abbey competed at the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games Selection Trials in addition to the 2010 USPEF Para-Equestrian Dressage National Championships.

At the 2010 WEG in Lexington, KY Jordan competed among top international competition at the 2010 WEG.

In 2011-2012 Mary traveled the world competing for the United States Para-Equestrian Dressage Team. Jordan campaigned Paxton Abbey’s baby P.Sparrow Socks  and Deecie Denison’s Hanoverian Sebastian.

At the 2012 United States Paralympic Selection Trials for the London Paralympics Jordan earned the alternate spot with Sebastian. Mary also earned the top Grade IV position at the 2011 and 2012 USEF Para-Equestrian Dressage National Championships.

Bio from 2012 London Paralympics:

Mary Jordan (Wells, Maine) Growing up in Clinton, New York Jordan’s first interests were in the show ring. Jordan has a wealth of experience in all disciplines including dressage, eventing, show jumping and showing horses she bred herself at in-hand competitions. In 2002, Jordan was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis.  While Mary won national awards in eventing, it was not until 2009 that she began competing in para-dressage competitions including the European Championships in Norway. After qualifying for the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games with her mare Paxton Abbey, Mary headed to Lexington, KY where she competed as a Grade IV rider for the United States. In 2011-2012 Mary traveled the world competing for the United States Para-Equestrian Dressage Team including a CPEDI3* in Melbourne, Australia. As the 2012 Paralympic Selection Trials approached, Jordan campaigned Paxton Abbey’s sister P. Sparrow Socks and Deecie Denison’s Hanoverian, Sebastian. Mary earned the top Grade IV position at the 2011 and 2012 USEF Para-Equestrian Dressage National Championships and earned the alternate spot with Sebastian at the 2012 United States Paralympic Selection Trials for the London Paralympics.

Watch the ESPN W Interview with Mary Jordan from May 2016

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Mary Jordan P Sparrow Socks by Lindsay Yosay McCall

Mary Jordan P Sparrow Socks

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