Jump Canada Hall of Fame Celebrates Four New Inductees

Shelly Hood Burich accepts the Hall of Fame Award from Hall of Fame member Doug Henry (left) on behalf of her father, Douglas Hood, who was posthumously inducted in the category of Coach.

Shelly Hood Burich accepts the Hall of Fame Award from Hall of Fame member Doug Henry (left) on behalf of her father, Douglas Hood, who was posthumously inducted in the category of Coach. (Photo: Michelle C. Dunn)

Toronto, Ontario – The Jump Canada Hall of Fame welcomed four new inductees during its ninth annual Induction Ceremony and Gala, presented by BMO Financial Group, held Sunday, November 8, 2015, at the Liberty Grand in Toronto, ON.

The Canadian hunter/jumper community turned out in full force for the sold-out event to celebrate the induction of four new champions. The newest inductees to the Jump Canada Hall of Fame are:
Builder (Organization) – Equestrian Management Group
Builder (Individual) – Moffat Dunlap
Coach – Doug Hood (posthumously)
Jumper Horse – Rio Grande, owned by Augustin and Christine Walch

Moffat Dunlap (left) was the recipient of the Hall of Fame Award in the category of Builder (Individual), presented by his long-time friend and Canadian Equestrian Teammate, James Elder.

Moffat Dunlap (left) was the recipient of the Hall of Fame Award in the category of Builder (Individual), presented by his long-time friend and Canadian Equestrian Teammate, James Elder. (Photo: Michelle C. Dunn)

Held as part of a black-tie gala, the Jump Canada Hall of Fame Gala has grown into an annual favourite. Videos commemorating each inductee’s contributions to the sport are a highlight of the evening. Friends and associates of the inductees are called upon to present the distinct Hall of Fame awards, making for a very special evening recalling the sport’s greatest memories.

“It is an honour and privilege to mount the Hall of Fame Gala each year,” said Mark Samuel, Chairman of the Jump Canada Hall of Fame. “It always proves to be a magical evening of celebration, friendship and great story telling. It is so important for our community to celebrate our shared legacy and our Champions.”

Owners Augustin and Christine Walch accept the award on behalf of Rio Grande, who was inducted into the Jump Canada Hall of Fame in the category of Jumper Horse, from presenter Erynn Ballard (left).

Owners Augustin and Christine Walch accept the award on behalf of Rio Grande, who was inducted into the Jump Canada Hall of Fame in the category of Jumper Horse, from presenter Erynn Ballard (left). (Photo: Michelle C. Dunn)

The Jump Canada Hall of Fame was created in 2006 to recognize outstanding contributions to hunter/jumper sport. To date, 53 champions have been welcomed into the Hall of Fame, including 19 horses and ponies, 24 humans, six organizations, and four teams.

John Weir, Craig Collins and Bob Carey of Equestrian Management Group accept the Jump Canada Hall of Fame Award in the category of Builder (Organization) from Canadian Olympian Beth Underhill.

John Weir, Craig Collins and Bob Carey of Equestrian Management Group accept the Jump Canada Hall of Fame Award in the category of Builder (Organization) from Canadian Olympian Beth Underhill. (Photo: Michelle C. Dunn)

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 www.equinecanada.ca/jumpcanada.




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