Lexington, KY - September 24, 2014 - The Show Jumping Hall of Fame is pleased to announce an exciting new addition to its website at www.ShowJumpingHallofFame.net. Now you can hear directly from some all-time legends of the sport, including some long deceased, and listen to what they have to say about some of the people and horses that have been inducted into the Show Jumping Hall of Fame.
There are 81 horses, riders and officials who have been inducted into the Show Jumping Hall of Fame since it was established in 1987. Each inductee has a plaque with biography highlights and photos that are available to view online at www.ShowJumpingHallofFame.net. In addition, you can now hear some of the sport's legends talking about individual Hall of Famers.
The site includes audio and video recordings by Pamela Carruthers, Frank Chapot, Honey Craven, Joe Fargis, Karen Golding, Rodney Jenkins, Kathy Kusner, Michael Matz, George Morris, Melanie Smith Taylor, Victor Hugo-Vidal and Jimmy Williams.
You can hear George Morris speak about 1994 inductee Gordon Wright and 1987 inductee Bert De Nemethy, Pamela Carruthers talk about how course design evolved from the 1970s to the 1990s and 1999 inductee Rodney Jenkins talks about how to treat horses. There are many other gems to be enjoy!
"We are so proud to be able to make these recordings available to the public," said George Morris, President of the Show Jumping Hall of Fame. "Some of the people speaking about the inductees have passed away and we are happy to keep their voices alive and make them available to those who never had the chance to hear them speak."
Induction into the Show Jumping Hall of Fame is an honor bestowed annually upon select individuals whose contributions to the sport have set them apart and whose influence has had a significant impact on the sport of show jumping and the equestrian community. It is because of their talents, efforts, accomplishments and what they brought to the sport, that the Election Committee, comprising some of the nation's top riders, trainers and officials, vote them as the inductees.
The Show Jumping Hall of Fame and Museum was established in 1987 and formally opened in Tampa, FL in 1989. It was organized to promote the sport of show jumping and to immortalize the legends of the men, women and horses who have made great contributions to the sport.
Since 2010, the Show Jumping Hall of Fame has been located at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY. Plaques honoring those who have been honored with induction into the Hall of Fame can be seen at the Horse Park's Rolex Stadium. Mementos and artifacts from the sport's history are on display as part of the Show Jumping Hall of Fame collection at the United States Hunter Jumper Association's Wheeler Museum at the Horse Park.
Further information about the Show Jumping Hall of Fame, including copies of the plaques of all inductees, is available on line at www.ShowJumpingHallofFame.net.