|The great Canadian team of Eric Lamaze and Hickstead had some of their greatest victories at Spruce Meadows. Photo: Leslie Potter|
On Wednesday, June 5, one of the western hemisphere’s top destinations for show jumping riders and fans kicked off in Calgary. The Spruce Meadows Summer Tournament started its five-week run with “The National,” which continues through June 9. The highlight of this week’s events is Saturday’s $400,000 CN Reliability Grand Prix.
“The team at Spruce Meadows worked with Leopoldo Palacios, our course designers, and our riders made the decision to enhance the footing in the International Ring based on what was best for the sport and our venue” said Spruce Meadows President Linda Southern Heathcott. “This work is part of our methodical, long-term goals of progress at Spruce Meadows.”
Spruce Meadows is a destination event not just for horse lovers, but as a family event. Pony rides, face painting and games for kids run throughout the day alongside shopping and entertainment.
For more information, including ticket options and a schedule of events, visit www.sprucemeadows.com.