In light of the ongoing COVID-19 global pandemic, the 2020 edition of the Jump Canada Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Gala, presented by BMO Financial Group, has been cancelled.
Ian Millar, a past Jump Canada Hall of Fame inductee. Photo by Millar Brooke Farm.
Originally scheduled for its traditional date of Sunday, November 8, in Toronto, ON, the Jump Canada Hall of Fame committee determined that it would not be practical to continue with preparations for this year’s event given the uncertainty surrounding social gatherings and other financial, safety, and travel considerations.
“It is with sincere regret that we announce the postponement of the Jump Canada Hall of Fame for a year but, given the current local and national COVID-19 conditions, it was the responsible thing to do,” said Mark Samuel, Chairman of the Jump Canada Hall of Fame. “We would like to recognize our great title sponsor from day one, BMO Financial Group, for its support of our decision.
“Our hearts and thoughts go out to all those who have been touched by this pandemic and we are steadfastly committed to returning next year with renewed strength and purpose,” continued Samuel. “No doubt we will all be looking for community, connection, and reasons to celebrate once again as an extended family in 2021. Until then, stay safe, stay well, and take good care of yourself, your families, friends, communities, and horses!”
The Jump Canada Hall of Fame committee is already preparing for its 2021 induction ceremony and gala scheduled for Sunday, November 7, 2021, at the Liberty Grand in Toronto, ON. The committee is comprised of Mark Samuel (Chairman), Jennifer Anstey, Evie Frisque, Muffie Guthrie, Bobbie Reber, Phil Rozon, Jennifer Ward, and Nancy Wetmore.
About the Jump Canada Hall of Fame
The Jump Canada Hall of Fame was created in 2006 to recognize outstanding contributions to Canadian hunter/jumper sport. To date, 64 champions have been welcomed into the Hall of Fame, including 21 horses and ponies, 31 humans, six organizations, and six teams. 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, click here.