The Jump Canada Hall of Fame Gala is this weekend, so don’t miss your opportunity to attend this elegant affair that brings together everyone from grassroots enthusiasts to the equestrian elite.
“We have such a varied and exciting legacy to be proud of,” says Mark Samuel, chairman of the Jump Canada Hall of Fame. “It’s great to gather together as a community to celebrate our champions and to inspire the next generation of achievement.”
Hosted in the Governor’s Room at the breathtaking Liberty Grand in Toronto on Sunday, Nov. 9, the black-tie gala features cocktail hour, scrumptious dinner prepared by top chefs, a live band to dance the night away and, of course, an inspiring tribute to this year’s inductees, who include:
Hunter Horse – Killer Tom, owned by Sam Son Farms
Official – Sandra Sillcox (posthumous)
Sponsor – The Bassin family including Don and Frankie Bassin and their children, Marni, Sari and Stuart
Team – 1987 Pan American Games Gold Medal Team comprised of Laura Tidball Balisky, Lisa Carlsen, Hugh Graham and Ian Millar
“If you’re interested in Hunters and Jumpers, this is a way to enjoy an evening out in an opulent setting while showing your support for the industry,” says Dianne Graham, the executive director of the Ontario Equestrian Federation, who notes that many Jump Canada Hall of Fame inductees have been OEF members. “Jump Canada’s annual Hall of Fame Gala is one of the most fantastic functions I have ever had the privilege of attending. Plus, it’s pretty neat to be able to rub shoulders with riders who have helped shape Canada’s equestrian community.”
The Jump Canada Hall of Fame was created in 2006 to recognize outstanding contributions to Hunter/Jumper sport. To date, 45 champions have been welcomed into the hall of fame, including 17 horses and ponies, 20 humans, five organizations, and three teams.
Tickets are $200 per person and can be purchased individually or in tables of eight. To purchase tickets, visit the Jump Canada Hall of Fame website at www.equinecanada.ca/halloffame or contact Jessica Scarlato at 613-287-1515 x 101 or firstname.lastname@example.org.