Rio Grande, pictured with owner Augustin Walch, will be inducted into the Jump Canada Hall of Fame on Sunday, November 8, 2015. Photo Courtesy of Michelle C. Dunn.
Toronto, Ontario – The 2015 inductees to the Jump Canada Hall of Fame have been announced. The Jump Canada Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Gala, presented by BMO Financial Group, will be held on Sunday, November 8, 2015, at the Liberty Grand in Toronto, ON.
The Jump Canada Hall of Fame was created in 2006 to recognize outstanding contributions to hunter/jumper sport. To date, 49 champions have been welcomed into the Hall of Fame, including 18 horses and ponies, 22 humans, five organizations, and four teams.
This year’s celebrated inductees will be:
Builder (Organization) – Equestrian Management Group
Builder (Individual) – Moffat Dunlap
Coach – Doug Hood (posthumously)
Jumper Horse – Rio Grande, owned by Augustin and Christine Walch
“We are thrilled to welcome four new inductees into the deserving Hall of Fame,” Said Mark Samuel, Chairman of the Jump Canada Hall of Fame. Each has helped to establish the strong foundation that we enjoy today. Congratulations to all!”
The ninth annual Jump Canada Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Gala will be part of a black-tie gala and dinner, including live music and dancing, held in the elegant Centennial Room at Toronto’s Liberty Grand Entertainment Complex at Exhibition Place.
The Jump Canada Hall of Fame Gala has quickly grown into an annual favourite and each edition has been a sell-out. Videos commemorating each inductee’s contributions to the sport are a highlight of the evening, and friends and associates present the distinct Hall of Fame awards, making for a very special evening recalling the sport’s greatest memories. Induction and acceptance speeches run the gamut from factual to humorous to poignant.
Tickets for the Jump Canada Hall of Fame Gala and Induction Ceremony are $200 per person and can be purchased individually or in tables of eight. To purchase tickets, please visit the Jump Canada Hall of Fame website. PLEASE NOTE: Hall of Fame tickets will ONLY be sold on-line through an easy-to-use credit card system.
The Jump Canada Hall of Fame committee is comprised of Mark Samuel (Chairman), Jennifer Anstey, Evie Frisque, Muffie Guthrie, Dalene Paine, Phil Rozon, Jennifer Ward, and Nancy Wetmore.
Jump Canada is the committee of Equine Canada responsible for all hunter, equitation and jumper activities in Canada from the grass roots to the international level. Jump Canada is governed by a board, the majority of whose members are elected by the stakeholders in the sport. For more information regarding Jump Canada programs and activities, visit http://www.equinecanada.ca/jumpcanada/.