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October 28, 2017 – Mary Jordan and Rubicon 75 head to U.S. Dressage Finals November 9-12

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Mary Jordan and Rubicon 75 head to
U.S. Dressage Finals November 9-12

By: Lindsay Y. McCall

Lexington, KY  – October 28, 2017 –  2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ (WEG) athlete Mary Jordan of Wells, Maine, will head to the 2017 US Dressage Finals, presented by Adequan®, November 9-12, held in Lexington, Kentucky. Jordan and her own Rubicon 75 (Royal-Hit x Edelkarin/Absinthe) will be competing in the Third Level Open Freestyle at the beautiful Kentucky Horse Park. The duo earned their wild card spot with a score of 71.483% in a class of twenty top horses. Jordan will represent Para-Dressage at this Able-bodied championship which she has done prior in 2014.

For Jordan and Rubicon 75, the Fall schedule has included many miles of travel and hard work. The pair recently competed September 14-17, at 2017 US Equestrian Para-Equestrian Dressage National Championships and CPEDI3*, sponsored by Deloitte, held at the Tryon International Equestrian Center in Tryon, NC. They also headed to the Great American Insurance Group/USDF Region 4 Dressage Championships September 28-October 1, at the Maffitt Lake Equestrian Center in Cummings, IA. Jordan is looking forward to her next endeavor in November at the U.S. Dressage Finals.

Jordan commented, “This is our second trip to US Finals as an able-body Dressage and Para Dressage athlete. Life has been a blessed whirlwind this Fall including the US Equestrian Para-Equestrian Dressage National Championships, Great American Insurance Group/USDF Region 4 Dressage Championships, Multiple Sclerosis Patient Program in Kansas City, our 28th wedding anniversary, and lots of work. We’ve driven from Maine, to North Carolina, Ohio, Iowa, and every point in between. This has been a deeply rewarding season of team building and score building (up to 77% in the Para Tests and 75% in the freestyles,) great learning, camaraderie, new friends, old friends, layers of experience and just the joy of riding Rubicon across the country. I am so proud of Rubicon, for blossoming into the amazing partner we knew he could be; it is a joy to see how happy he is, and the expression and joy he puts into every ride. I am grateful to our team at Williams Dressage for their inspiration, expertise and commitment to developing Rubicon and I”

Jordan continued, “I am deeply grateful to my family, particularly Alan, Tristan and Anne; my coaches at Williams Dressage, all of whom are so special to me and believers in Rubicon; the magnificent Michael DeLuna; The Nonantum Resort, for being the most patient and wonderful employers; Ben Fitzpatrick/Fitz’s Forge, for his amazing talents; Ruby’s vets; friends at Snapping Turtle Hall; USEF, with a special nod to our discipline director Laureen Johnson; and show organizers in Region 8/4 and 3; the MS Community; the Para Dressage Community; and a slew of family and friends across the country and world, with a special pod in New York who have been amazing supporters. I could not have come so far without your friendship and support. I also want to recognize Clinton Central School District of New York. In 2015 I was inducted into the Kirkland Sports Hall of Fame in Central New York, from Clinton Central School District, for my contributions as an athlete and coach/advocate in the sport of Para Dressage. I strive to advocate as an athlete for the Para-Dressage/ Dressage sport and the MS community. We are truly looking forward to the US Finals and the future in 2018 toward WEG.”

Mary Jordan and Rubicon 75. Photo by Lindsay Y. McCall

 

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