Toronto, Ontario – Jump Canada is proud to announce this year’s inductees into the Jump Canada Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Gala, presented by BMO Financial Group, will be held on Sunday, November 9, 2008, at the Royal York Hotel in Toronto, ON.

The Jump Canada Hall of Fame was created in 2006 to recognize outstanding contributions to hunter/jumper sport. To date, 17 Champions have been welcomed into the Hall of Fame. This year’s celebrated inductees will be:

Jumper Horse – Monopoly

Rider – Shirley (Thomas) Prosser

Coach/Trainer – Tom Gayford

Sponsor – Rothmans of Pall Mall Canada

Builder (Individual) – Ron and Marg Southern

Hunter Horse – Blue By You

Pony – Minnie Mouse

“The Hall of Fame committee is very excited about this year’s Inductees,” said Mark Samuel, Chair of the Jump Canada Hall of Fame. “They represent excellence in commitment and achievement. We look forward to celebrating their careers with warmth, style and fun in November.”

The third annual Jump Canada Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be part of a black-tie gala and dinner to be held in the Concert Hall of Toronto’s Royal York Hotel. The event has quickly grown into an annual favourite and has been a sell-out in each of its first two years. Friends and associates will be on hand to present the distinct Hall of Fame awards, making for a very special evening recalling the sport’s greatest memories.

Tickets for the Jump Canada Hall of Fame Gala and Induction Ceremony are $200 per person and can be purchased individually or in tables of eight. To purchase tickets, please visit the Jump Canada Hall of Fame website at www.jumpcanada.ca. For more information, please contact Jennifer Mahoney, Equine Canada, at tel: 613 248-3433 ext. 101, e-mail: [email protected].