Jordán Linstedt, 25, of Redmond, Wash. is top-level CCI4* equestrian three day event rider. As an international level rider, Jordán and her 12-year-old 17.3hh Irish Sport Horse named Tullibards Hawkwind (barn name “Jack”) secured a brilliant top 30 finish in their debut at The Rolex Kentucky Three Day Event in April 2012. The Rolex Kentucky Three Day Event represents the highest level of international eventing and is the only CCI4* competition in North America.
Following Rolex, Jordán was selected for the renowned United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) 2013 Developing Riders/Eventing 25 Program. As part of Developing Riders, Jordán and her 10-year-old Hanoverian named RevitaVet Capato train with U.S. Eventing Team Chef d’Equipe David O’Connor. David also worked with Jordán and Jack in preparation for the 2013 Rolex Kentucky Three Day Event, which the pair scratched after Jack sustained a minor injury in the weeks prior to competition. In February 2013, Jordán competed both Jack and Capato in Preliminary at the Galway Downs Winter Horse Trials. Both horses had identical final scores of 39.5 putting Jack in fourth place and Capato in fifth place. Jordán and Capato will continue to compete throughout the 2013 season.
From an amazing CCI4* debut at the Rolex Kentucky Three Day Event to many first place finishes throughout the show season, 2012 solidified Jordán as top in her sport. She began the year with a third place finish in Preliminary riding Capato and fifth place with Jack in Advanced at the Poplar Place Farm Horse Trials in Hamilton, Ga. After returning back to the Pacific Northwest following Rolex, Jordán and Jack were the United States Eventing Association (USEA) “Stars of the Month” for June. Jordán and Capato competed throughout the second half of 2012 finishing sixth in Intermediate at the Inavale Horse Trials in Oregon. The pair had a beautiful first place finish in Preliminary at the Whidbey Island Pony Club Horse Trials in July. Also in July, Jordán and Capato finished fourth in Capato’s first CIC2* event at The Event at Rebecca Farms in Kalispell, Mont. Following Rebecca, they clenched first place in Preliminary at the USEA Area VII Young Rider Benefit Horse Trials. In September, Jordán and Capato finished fourth in Intermediate at the Aspen Farms Horse Trials and third at Northwest Equestrian Fall Gala Horse Trials. Jordán then headed to California and finished fifth with Capato in Intermediate at the Woodside International Horse Trials. The pair wrapped up 2012 with a ribbon for seventh in CCI2* at the prominent Galway Downs International Three-Day Event in November 2012 in Temecula. Galway Downs’ extremely competitive CCI2* started 29 riders, 24 percent of which did not complete the challenging event.
Jordán was only two years old when she began riding along the trails in her hometown of Redmond, Wash. Relatively new to the sport of eventing, Jordán began competing only 11 years ago and has profoundly impacted the sport in a short time. Jordán began competing her OTTB named Gold Force at the age of 14 and at age 17 was named the USEA’s Area VII Preliminary Champion. Jordán and Capato were 2011 Horse and Rider of the Year Area. In 2007, Jordán and Jack completed their first CCI1* at the Galway Downs International Event. The pair moved up to their first CCI2* at the same event in 2008.
As an inspiration to many in equestrian sports and beyond, Jordán strives to help others in and out of the competitive arena. She recently announced a partnership with Donate Life America to raise organ donation awareness. Jordán’s father, Gary Linstedt, was given three extra years to empower Jordán’s career after a lifesaving liver transplant. She strives to encourage 500 new donor registrations through Donate Life America at www.jordanlinstedteventing.com. Jordán looks forward to being a part of Team Redmond and extends her gratitude to Redmond Rock for supporting of her dreams. Jordán attends University of Washington majoring in Interdisciplinary and Arts specifying in Society, Ethics and Human Behavior with a minor in Business Management. She also manages her family’s boarding and riding facility in Redmond, Wash. Saddle Rock Stables includes a 25-stall barn on 30 acres with a covered arena and a large outdoor jump arena. Her training business, Jordan Linstedt Eventing, includes over 30 students of all levels that compete throughout the Pacific Northwest in Area VII. Jordán also has a small eventing program at Tall Firs Equestrian Centre in Redmond, Wash.