April 24, 2013
RE: Open letter to the #TeamLinstedt Fan Club
Dear #TeamLinstedt Supporters,
“Things in life don’t always go as planned, but I truly believe that everything happens for a reason. In the sport of eventing and with horses in general, our paths change all the time. Change sometimes happens for the better and sometimes for the worst, but always for a greater reason that we may not fully understand at the time. Despite the frustration, pain, sadness and heartache, we continue on our journey no matter what bumps surprise us along the way.”
It’s with regret that we inform everyone that Jordán and her beloved Tullibards Hawkwind won’t be competing in the 2013 Rolex Kentucky Three Day Event as planned. Tullibards Hawkwind (aka Jack) sustained a minor injury while running cross-country at the Twin Rivers Spring Three-Day and HT in Paso Robles, Calif. a few weeks prior to Rolex. Jack hit a log while jumping into the water and injured his left stifle.
Jordán immediately retired him on course, removed his tack on the spot and transported him to the treating vet on the grounds. He is currently receiving care at Circle Oak Equine Center in Petaluma, Calif. and will be heading to the Equine Clinic at UC Davis’ William R. Pritchard Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital if needed. Jordán is in constant contact with the amazing team caring for Jack, and will be traveling to California as often as needed before Jack returns home. Jordán’s priorities are focused on making the best decisions for Jack, and he is expected to fully recover.
Jordán is heading to Rolex today to cheer on her fellow teammates and this year’s entire list of riders from around the world. She plans to spend time with each of her sponsors in the trade fair promoting products, and she will be available to sign autographs at designated booths throughout the weekend. Along with supporting her wonderful sponsors that contribute to her success, Jordán plans on watching and learning throughout the weekend. “As the world’s best riders compete this weekend, the opportunities to learn are infinite whether I’m riding or on the ground,” said Jordán.
Following the week in Lexington, Ky. for Rolex, Jordán will return to Area VII for a full competitive season with her second mount RevitaVet Capato. The pair has a busy season ahead competing at the Aspen Farms HT, Inavale Farm HT, The Event at Rebecca Farm, Woodside, Galway Downs International Three Day Event and much more. Jordán and Capato have been in training sessions with U.S. Eventing Team Chef d’Equipe David O’Connor as part of the USEF 2013 Developing Riders Program. The USEF selected participants with potential for future international Team USA competitions. In addition to lessons under saddle with David, Jordán has studied and gained new skills in theory, training and course design. Jordán has had access to some of the top equestrian experts in the country as guest speakers cover topics such as veterinary care, farrier care and stable management.
There really are not enough words to thank everyone for their steadfast support of Jordán and Jack through this difficult challenge. We hope to see everyone at events throughout the season.