Syndicate successful – Jordan McDonald’s horse will remain with friend

Shandiss, Gwen and Leahona. We love when a plan comes together!


In December, Leahona Rowland (CAN) began a campaign to raise the money to acquire the ride on Jordan Macdonald’s beloved Glencento with the full support of Shandiss, Jordan’s wife. Jordan was one of Canada’s top eventers and he passed away as a result of a fall on cross-country in June of this year.

We are thrilled to report that Jordan McDonald’s beloved mare Glencento has been successfuly syndicated to Canadian and family friend Leahona Rowland.

Leahona says, “Thank you to everyone for their support, especially those who donated to the Indiegogo site. Gwen, Shandiss and myself are so thrilled that this came together. Our appreciation cannot be expressed.”

All the shares have been purchased and the Glencento Syndicate has become a reality. Leahona was graciously given an ample amount of time by the owners to pull the funds together.

Jordan first spotted the mare in an online catalogue from the Goresbridge Go for Gold sale in Ireland. He recognized her potential immediately.

Glencento is a 9-year-old Irish Sport Horse mare. She has completed successfully to the CCI** level. She has excellent bloodlines and is very well suited to an upper level Eventing career. She is of the Irish Sport Horse Clover Hill line on her dam’s side. The Clover Hill line has produced many successful, good-natured Event horses.

Glencento’s accomplishments include:

  • 2013/2014 Long listed for Canadian National Team
  • 1st – CIC** Will O’Wind HT 2013
  • Double clear at Gatcombe International CIC** 2013
  • Successfully completed Osberton International CCI** 2013
  • 7th – CCI* Bromont International HT 2012
  • Top placings at Preliminary and Intermediate horse trials in both the US and Canada

Go Canada!


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