Jump Canada Hall of Fame Celebrates Class of 2019

first_imgThe Jump Canada Hall of Fame honoured three new inductees during its Induction Ceremony and Gala, presented by BMO Financial Group, on Sunday, November 3, 2019, at the Liberty Grand in Toronto, ON.A sold-out crowd celebrated Greg Greenough’s induction in the category of Builder – Individual; Wayne McLellan as Rider; and the 2008 Olympic silver medal team of Mac Cone, Jill Henselwood, Eric Lamaze and Ian Millar in the Team category (pictured above). Held as part of a black-tie gala and dinner, the Hall of Fame paid tribute to these three extraordinary and deserving inductees. Tribute videos and heartfelt speeches highlighted the accomplishments and incredible contributions that all three inductees have made to Canadian hunter/jumper sport.Inducted as a Builder – Individual, Greg Greenough (left) received his Jump Canada Hall of Fame trophy from John Weir. Photo by Michelle C. DunnPast president of the Canadian Equestrian Federation and former Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) committee member, Greenough was celebrated for his esteemed leadership and unwavering support of sport. Renowned competitor, trainer, and coach, McLellan was inducted for his remarkable and unparalleled career in the Canadian hunter industry. The Canadian Show Jumping Team comprised of Mac Cone and Ole, Jill Henselwood and Special Ed, Eric Lamaze and Hickstead, and Ian Millar and In Style fought against all odds to deliver a team silver medal for Canada at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.“The Hall of Fame Gala provides a unique opportunity to celebrate the legends of our sport in front of their peers,” said Mark Samuel, Chairman of the Jump Canada Hall of Fame. “The sense of community was incredible and everyone went home inspired and feeling connected. It is an honour for my committee and myself to pay tribute to our industry’s amazing champions and legacy.”Wayne McLellan (left), who was inducted into the category of Rider, is presented with his Jump Canada Hall of Fame trophy by Craig Collins. Photo by Michelle C. DunnThe Jump Canada Hall of Fame was created in 2006 to recognize outstanding contributions to Canadian hunter/jumper sport. Including the 2019 induction class, a total of 60 champions have been welcomed into the Hall of Fame to date, including 21 horses and ponies, 31 humans, six organizations, and six teams.In addition to the Hall of Fame inductions, the annual Jump Canada awards were presented by committee chair Pamela Law, allowing the recipients to be recognized and to celebrate their achievements among colleagues. Kim Morrison was named the Official of the Year; BMO Financial Group was recognized as the Sponsor of the Year; and Rosalind Schaefer of Wishing Well Farm was selected as this year’s Owner of the Year recipient. Kept confidential until the time of presentation, Beth Underhill was revealed as the Volunteer of the Year for her tireless contributions to the continued advancement and improvement of equestrian sport.The Jump Canada Hall of Fame committee is comprised of Mark Samuel (Chairman), Jennifer Anstey, Evie Frisque, Muffie Guthrie, Bobbie Reber, Phil Rozon, Jennifer Ward, and Nancy Wetmore.The Jump Canada Hall of Fame is a property of the Jumping Committee of Equestrian Canada. The Jumping Committee is responsible for the development and monitoring of all aspects of the hunter jumper industry in Canada, from the grass roots to the international level. For more information regarding Canadian hunter and jumper programs, visit equestrian.ca/sport/jumping. Tags: Eric Lamaze, Jump Canada Hall of Fame, Jill Henselwood, Ian Millar, Mac Cone, Greg Greenough, Wayne McLellan, More from Show Jumping:Tribunal Satisfied That Kocher Made Prolonged Use of Electric SpursAs well as horse abuse, the US rider is found to have brought the sport into disrepute and committed criminal acts under Swiss law.Washington International Horse Show Returns to TryonTIEC will again provide the venue for the WIHS Oct. 26-31 with a full schedule of hunter, jumper and equitation classes.Setback for Spanish Rivals in Morrissey ‘Major League’ DisputeBy approving the MMG’s new league, the FEI says it is not de-recognizing the original NEL concept and that there is room for both series.Thunderbird Show Park Cancels 2021 Nations CupDue to an extension of the current pandemic restrictions, the venue is unable to host the Canadian Premier and Odlum Brown BC Open. SIGN UP Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! Horse Sport Enews Email* We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding.last_img read more