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Spruce Meadows

18011 Spruce Meadows Way SW, Calgary, Alberta T2J 5G5, Canada (Southwest Calgary)
+1 403 974 4200
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Ranked #2 of 237 Attractions in Calgary
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Horseback Riding Stables, Equestrian Trails, Sports Complexes, Sports
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Owner description: Based in Calgary, Canada, Spruce Meadows is the brainchild of the Southern family who built a Show Jumping complex at the foothills of the Alberta Rocky Mountains. It was in 1976 that the first Spruce Tournaments were held, with annual spectator attendances reaching over 50,000 by the end of the decade. Today, Spruce Meadows boasts one of the greatest outdoor equestrian venues in the world and offers an incredible experience for riders and fans alike. Spruce Meadows focuses on the organization and hosting of show jumping tournaments of unmatched quality for junior, amateur and professional athletes in a manner that reflects basic family values in a clean, green and welcoming environment that celebrates the horse and encourages the breeding and training of quality sport horses and the teaching and development of athletes.

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Calgary, Canada
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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

Spruce Meadows is not just horses and show jumping. They have events throughout the year, the event i recently went to was the Christmas Craft Show, the grounds are beautiful and already full of lights, there are fire pits to stay warm and vendors for food and warm drinks. Whatever event you go to the parking is good, there is... More

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Palm Desert, California
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26 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

I visited Spruce Meadows for the Masters Tournament and am so impressed by the facilities, and venue. The caliber of competition was very good. The horses and riders are very talented. The event is covered by TV camera and the event coverage is very professional. On the grounds one can find many vendors and shops with Horse related gear and... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I have only been down to Spruce Meadows a few times, but I loved the stuff they have there. They have great show jumping and shops and horse displays. I always love watching the jumping competitions, and I think most people would too.

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Edmonton, Canada
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We have gone to two of the main events held at Spruce Meadows this past summer and had a great time. We went with other families with babies and we all loved it. The entry is reasonable, parking is free and ample, you can bring food in, it has both indoor and outdoor spaces to check out. We don't know... More

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

The horse shows were entertaining. Well kept lawns. Worth visiting and great place for picnics. Interesting little shops as well.

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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127 reviews 127 reviews
54 attraction reviews
157 helpful votes 157 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Although it seems to rain during most events, this is a great place for families to explore and to enjoy horses and the people who love horses. Along with the show jumping, there are many displays, booths and side attractions as well as beautiful gardens and grounds. Discounted tickets can be found at some banks too. Only issue is the... More

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Calgary, Canada
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6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Spruce Meadows is not just about summer months and horses. There is something going on year round and at a price that a family can afford. Dog shows, events to honor Canada's Military, a massive garden show and of course the 3 weekends for the Christmas Market. If crowds are not your thing, from mid November to January you can... More

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Balzac, Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Lots to do and see - world class event, beautiful grounds, friendly and easy to get around - you have to go!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The best place to experience horses from all arround the world's. largest selection of horses can not miss the show

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Calgary, Canada
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23 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I spent a day at the BMO sponsored event in September. Lots of good food to try for a taste. the horse jumping was great to watch as always, and the RCMP musical ride was very impressive. The weather was very good and the crowd all enjoyed the event as much as I did. I will be back again!

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