New Memorial Fund Keeps Jordan McDonald’s Dreams Alive

Jordan McDonald at Bromont in 2013. Photo by Jenni Autry. Jordan McDonald at Bromont in 2013. Photo by Jenni Autry. launched today as a way to help keep Jordan’s dreams alive through supporting his wife, Shandiss, and their horses after his death at Nunney Horse Trials last year.

While Shandiss still loves eventing and follows the sport, she has decided to take a break and now hopes to represent Canada at the highest levels in pure dressage. She is working with one of Jordan’s young prospects, Alfie, in the hopes that he will become a top dressage horse.

Here’s how we can help Shandiss get there. Jordan’s sister, Shannon, and her husband, Damien, recorded a cover of ones of his favorite songs, “The Boxer” by Simon and Garfunkel. It’s available to download for 99 cents on iTunes, with a portion of proceeds going to Shandiss.

Kalyn Chalupa also designed a memorial bracelet with Jordan’s name, to “be worn as a reminder of how precious life is, and of the incredible, smart, kind, funny, gentle, loving person that Jordan was, and who was taken from us all too soon.” The bracelets cost $5, and all donations over that amount will also receive a bracelet.

There’s also syndication information for Glencento, Jordan’s former ride who Shandiss hopes to keep with her new rider Leahona Rowland. You can see the Glencento Syndication Facebook page here.

The website is a beautiful tribute to Jordan that you should absolutely browse by clicking here, as there’s much more information to see. You can also like the new Remembering Jordan McDonald Facebook page and follow @rememberingJCM on Twitter.