Ottawa, Ontario — Jump Canada is pleased to announce that over $87,000 in Jump Canada Levy funds were distributed to provincial hunter/jumper associations for the year-end of 2006.


In 1999, Jump Canada established a program that saw a levy fee applied per horse to entries in hunter/jumper competitions at Equine Canada National class 1A to 7 rated horse shows.  The year-end levy distribution, now in its eighth year, has increased considerably from the original allocation of $47,818 in 1999.


The Jump Canada Levy, which is currently $10 per horse, is used to support a number of regional and national programs designed to foster the activities of hunter/jumper riders, owners and the industry at large.  The levy is distributed as follows:


– 60% to Hunter, Young Rider & Domestic programs

– 35% to National & International Teams

– 5% to Administration, including Publicity & Public Relations


Seventy-five per cent of the funds allocated to domestic programs are returned to the province from which they were collected.  Each provincial hunter/jumper committee applies the funds to specific programs they have developed; the philosophy behind this program is that the local associations know best what works in their province.


“The Jump Canada levy is helping hunter/jumper associations across Canada fund the programs that their members want,” noted Jump Canada Chair Elizabeth Bordeaux.  “In 2007, the smaller provinces will be able to bid on a $5,000 pool, which will be allocated to the program or programs deemed most worthy.”


The next distribution of levy funds to the provinces will take place in July of 2007.  For further details on Jump Canada programs and applications, please visit