Mary Jordan represented Team USA in the sport of Para-Dressage at the World Equestrian Games in Kentucky in 2010. She was also a team alternate for the 2012 London Paralympics, the 2014 World Equestrian Games in Normandy, France, and was long-listed for the 2016 Rio and 2021 Tokyo Paralympics. Mary has competed throughout the United States, and also in Australia, Belgium, Canada, Norway, and England after her MS diagnosis. Her latest challenge during the Pandemic was a complete anterior hip replacement, which unfortunately had complications that caused nerve damage in her leg. Undeterred, Mary rallied and started from scratch, focusing on her health, nutrition, and fitness, and was able to qualify for and compete at the US Para National Championships in 2021, finishing 2nd and 3rd. Mary is a lifelong journalist and works full-time at The Anchorage by the Sea Resort in Ogunquit, Maine as the director of group sales and marketing. She volunteers with the nonprofit organization MS Stadiums for MS which has donated more than $100,000 to Johns Hopkins for MS research and assists families with MS. She is looking for her next paralympic partner for the 2024 Paralympic Games in Paris.
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