Show jumping stars celebrate Hunter Harrison’s new biography

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Friday 22 February - 14h51 | Equestrian Canada

Show jumping stars celebrate Hunter Harrison’s new biography

In Wellington, Florida recently, Double H Farm hosted a book-signing party for the biography of show jumping owner, sponsor, and supporter Hunter Harrison. Olympic medalists such as Kent Farrington, Beezie Madden, Ian Millar, Rodrigo Pessoa, and McLain Ward, along with other show jumping stars including Canada’s own Tiffany Foster and Jonathon Millar, were in attendance. 

 - Show jumping stars celebrate Hunter Harrison’s new biography

Also present were Harrison's wife, Jeannie Harrison, and Marg and Nancy Southern of Spruce Meadows. 

Written by Canadian author Howard Green, “Railroader: The Unfiltered Genius and Controversy of Four-Time CEO Hunter Harrison,” describes Harrison’s rise from a railyard worker to a railroad CEO who dramatically affected two Canadian railroad companies, CN and CP, during his career. Harrison was the driving force behind CN and CP’s corporate sponsorship in the show jumping world, including at Calgary’s Spruce Meadows, which hosts the $3 million CP International each September during its ‘Masters’ tournament.

Through Double H Farm, Harrison, who died in December of 2017, also owned superstar horses like 2017 Longines FEI Jumping World Cup Final winner HH Azur and two-time Olympic team gold medal-winning Sapphire, both ridden by Ward.

Author Green of Toronto, ON, was a broadcast journalist for 33 years and a founding anchor at Canada’s Business News Network. “Railroader” is available for purchase on Amazon.

Below the break, video of McLain Ward and HH Azur (named after Hunter Harrison) in the 2017 CHIO Aachen Grand Prix. (Source: Mathy Site on YouTube).

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