Show Jumping Hall of Fame Induction Gala to Be Held Sunday, March 5 at The Wanderers Club in Wellington
Evening to Feature Induction of Class of 2022 and Presentation of Inaugural “International Award” to Ian Millar
The Show Jumping Hall of Fame Induction Gala is set to return to The Wanderers Club in Wellington, FL, on Sunday evening, March 5. The evening will feature dinner, drinks and the formal induction of the Show Jumping Hall of Fame’s class of 2022, whose names will be announced in mid-February. The dinner will also feature the presentation of the Hall of Fame’s inaugural International Award to Ian Millar.
“Last year’s first induction dinner was an overwhelming success and we are thrilled to host it again this year as we honor the Class of 2022,” said Peter Doubleday, Chairman of the Hall of Fame’s Board of Directors. “We are also thrilled to present our inaugural International Award to ‘Captain Canada,’ Ian Millar. While induction into the Show Jumping Hall of Fame honors those who have made major contributions to the sport in the U.S., there are some from other countries, such as Ian Millar, who had significant impact in this country, and we are pleased to initiate this new award recognizing their achievements and contributions.”
Ian Millar, “Captain Canada,” is the most decorated equestrian in Canadian history. He competed in 10 Olympic Games, more than any athlete in any sport. He was awarded the Order of Canada in 1986, Ontario’s Athlete of the Year in 1989, and an honorary doctorate by the University of Guelph in 2005. Together with longtime partner, Big Ben, he was inducted into the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame and the Jump Canada Hall of Fame. Millar was also inducted into the Ontario Sports Hall of Fame.
Last year’s Induction Gala drew nearly 200 attendees and was highlighted by the induction ceremony of four new members of the Hall of Fame representing the classes of 2020 and 2021. Honored with induction were Olympic riders Beezie Madden and Margie Engle, renowned media executive and fundraiser Mason Phelps, Jr., and McLain Ward’s two-time gold medal Olympic mount, Sapphire.
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