The CP Palm Beach Masters, presented by Sovaro, is proud to establish two new awards honoring Hunter Harrison and Sue Grange, two legendary figures in show jumping who passed away in 2017. The awards will be presented to the owners of the winning horses of the featured FEI classes at the 2018 CP Palm Beach Masters CSI3*-W set for Feb. 1-4 at Deeridge Farms in Wellington.
The Hunter Harrison Award will go to the owner of the winning horse of the $220,000 Longines FEI World Cup Jumping Wellington on Sunday, Feb. 4, and the Sue Grange Award will go to the owner of the winning horse of the $35,000 Sovaro Palm Beach Masters Qualifier on Friday, Feb. 2.
“The Palm Beach Masters is deeply honored to pay tribute to Hunter Harrison and Sue Grange, two of our sport’s most revered and beloved figures,” said Lou Jacobs, co-founder of the Palm Beach Masters Series.
Harrison, who passed away on Dec. 16, was a prominent figure in show jumping as a sponsor, owner, business advisor and avid supporter. He supported some of the sport’s top riders, and his Double H Farm has owned and produced some of the sport’s best horses. Harrison brought support of companies he led to the sport as some of show jumping’s most important sponsors. Under his leadership, railway giants CN and CP have provided support to major equestrian events.
Harrison also played a major role as a horse owner and supporter of top riders. In addition to his daughter Cayce, who won the individual gold medal at the North American Junior and Young Riders Championships in 2002, he supported U.S. Olympian McLain Ward, international stars Rodrigo Pessoa of Brazil and Daniel Duesser of Germany, and Cayce’s husband, Quentin Judge.
Sue Grange, a legendary equestrian icon who passed away Oct. 19, owned Lothlorien Farms with her husband, breeding some of Canada’s most notable show jumping and race horses. The farm hosted the Cheltenham Gold Cup Horse Show for 12 years. For two decades, the farm supported the Canadian Equestrian Team and, in particular, rider Ian Millar.