Jordan's talents range from training youngsters to FEI horses. He is also available to teach. Jordan's training philosophy is fair, encouraging and true to the correct principles of dressage. His meticulous attention to detail, while having fun, allows riders and horses of all skill sets to progress in a positive manner. He is a graduate of the USEF Junior Young Rider Program as well as a USDF Bronze and Silver medalist. Currently he is working towards his gold medal with EllertHB.
Born in Montgomery County, Maryland, Jordan has remained in the area throughout his life. His mother, Laurie, is an equestrian and through her, he became fascinated with the horses. Jordan began his riding education at a local barn in Olney, MD where he rode his mom's horse Rose (pictured above), whom he showed when he was seven years old. From there, he transitioned to Athletics, an FEI horse, who helped him further his understanding and skills for the upper levels. He competed Athletics in the FEI Junior levels.
In high school, Jordan left the farm in Olney and was a working student for Jaralyn Finn. With Jaralyn, he devoted half of his school day to gaining an understanding of the training principles of dressage and eventually became her assistant trainer. While under Jaralyn's tutelage, Jordan campaigned several horses including his own Milazzo to the Intermediare 1.
Currently, Jordan trains regularly with Scott Hassler and works with Bill Warren and Conrad Schumacher when they are in the area. He also clinics on a consistent basis with Jeremy Steinberg, organizing the clinics at Locks Edge.
Jordan's other interests include his entertainment company, Escapist Entertainment, his real estate business, Rich's Estates, and water skiing and supporting his favorite team, the Washington Redskins.
Jordan is available for lessons, coaching at competitions and will travel to conduct clinics. He is currently accepting horses and riders for training.
Highlights from the 2015 season include a top four finish in the 6 year old Young Horse National Championships in Chicago, and a clean sweep of the 6 year old division at Dressage at Devon. He also received a personal invitation to training sessions at the USET headquarters in Gladstone, NJ by the US Young Horse Coach.
In 2016, Jordan debuted Ellert HB at the Prix St. George with much success, creating high expectations for the future of this pair in the international ring.
2017 was a fantastic year. Highlights include competing Ellert at the Developing Prix St. George as well as qualifying and attending the Developing Young Horse Championships in Lamplight, Chicago. Later in the year Jordan and Ellert competed in the Region 1 Championships and Prix St. George and the Intermediare 1. They placed 3rd in the the Prix St. Gerorge Division and were Champions in the Intermediare 1! The pair continued their success by competing at the USDF National Finals in Kentucky.