Jordan Kelly, Head Groom – Jordan is GDE’s 24 year old Head Groom. Jordan gained a late start to the industry, with beginning lessons and her first working student position in her home state of Washington at the age of 17, but she hasn’t stopped since. At 19, she pursued a full time position in Alabama and after one year, moved to a position with Erin Sylvester Eventing, seeking to expand her knowledge. After a couple of months in Aiken and almost a year in Cochranville, PA, Eventing between Beginner Novice and Novice on a care-leased mount, Jordan decided to move back to Seattle to reevaluate her goals in the equine industry. She spent 2016-late 2018 in Seattle working at a small lesson facility and an active Area VII Eventing barn, competing any horse she could. Jordan then decided she missed the East Coast and was ready to pursue a path more focused on grooming. Jordan has fallen in love with the Charlottesville area and grew from a working student with the GDE team to Head Groom. She hopes to learn from all opportunities (in and out of the tack) as they come. In April 2019, Gabby helped Jordan find her 2011 OTTB, Mojo Rojo. They’re in no rush as a team and Jordan has been enjoying Gabby’s guidance bringing Mojo along, both agreeing that he shows a lot of potential for his future!