"Ever since the inaugural Hall of Fame dinner/induction ceremony on March 6, there has been a growing momentum of support for the Show Jumping Hall of Fame and the ongoing efforts to achieve our major goal – to make sure everyone knows about and remembers the riders, horses and contributors of the past and the impact they have on our modern day lives on the horse show circuit,"said Peter G. Doubleday, Chairman of Board of Directors of the Show Jumping Hall of Fame.
"The Show Jumping Hall of Fame has accomplished so much and we need to keep things moving on the right track. We recently unveiled a new Show Jumping Hall of Fame jump (thank you so much, Steve Stephens and Liz Soroka!) to help make sure the weekly Hall of Fame Classics at major horse shows are recognized properly.
"We hand out our Hall of Fame books to junior and amateur riders in the Classics and the publicity efforts attached to the Classics make sure the Series and results are known to all.
"We are working on a new "baseball card" project and hopefully by the winter circuit we will have more recognition through this project.
"Plans for the second Hall of Fame dinner/banquet are taking shape for next March. We’re working hard on increased attendance and more participation by Inductees – we want more people in that group picture to proudly show off our Hall of Famers!
"The dinner really started a swell of interest in the Hall of Fame and it has been so gratifying to be engaged with so many wonderful people in our horse show family and to hear people ask, "What can I do to help?"
"I want to extend thanks once again to all of our board members (they have been more active than ever before!), and to our sponsors, supporters and most importantly, future Hall of Famers who will reap the benefits of all of the hard work and dedication of the present-day Inductees and others who work so hard on behalf of our sport," said Doubleday.