Olympic medalist¬†Norman Dello Joio;¬†Hunter Harrison, a devoted sponsor, owner and supporter of U.S. show jumping; 3-time Olympic medalist¬†Authentic; and puissance record-holder¬†Sympatico¬†were officially inducted in the¬†how Jumping Hall of Fame¬†during the Hall of Fame’s annual induction ceremony at the Devon Horse Show (Pennsylvania) on Thursday, May 31.
Induction into the Show Jumping Hall of Fame is an honor bestowed annually upon select individuals whose contributions to the sport have set them apart and whose influence has had a significant impact on the sport of show jumping and the equestrian community. It is because of their talents, efforts, accomplishments, and what they have brought to the sport, that the Election Committee, comprising some of the nation’s top riders, trainers and officials, voted Dello Joio, Harrison,¬†Authentic,¬†and¬†Sympatico¬†as the Hall of Fame’s newest inductees.
Peter Doubleday, chairman of the Board of the Show Jumping Hall of Fame and Museum, Inc., formally inducted the four new members into the Show Jumping Hall of Fame. Each Hall of Famer was presented with a beautiful, specially inscribed Tiffany crystal bowl to commemorate the occasion. Dello Joio was on-hand to accept his award. His son, Nick, was warming up in the schooling area as he was riding second in the grand prix. Accepting the award on behalf of the late Hunter Harrison was his wife, Jeannie; and his daughter, Cayce. Quentin Judge, Cayce’s husband, was warming up in the schooling area as he was riding first in the grand prix. Attending the ceremony on behalf of¬†Authentic was John Madden as Beezie Madden was warming up in the schooling area, getting ready to ride fifth in the grand prix. Beezie Madden rode¬†Authentic¬†to his great success and originally purchased the great horse. Accepting the award on behalf of Sympatico¬†was Sally Edelman Slater,¬†Sympatico’s¬†original rider, and her brother, Sam Edelman, who with Sally, owned the horse.