Equine Canada has reported that Jordan McDonald, 30, suffered a fatal injury while competing at the Nunney International Horse Trials held at Southfield House, Whatley, Frome, Somerset, GBR, on Saturday, June 14, 2014. Born in British Columbia, 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 owned by Jordan. The horse was not injured.
Graeme Thom, chair of the Canadian Eventing High Performance Committee, provided the following statement. “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. 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.”