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Address: 18011 Spruce Meadows Way SW, Calgary, Alberta T2J 5G5, Canada
Phone Number: +1 403 974 4200
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Description: Based in Calgary, Canada, Spruce Meadows is the brainchild of the Southern...
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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Great Pond Skating and Christmas Lights

A must for a family outing, the pond and hockey rink are great to take the kids and the lights and fire make it an enjoyable spot, day or night.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
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Calgary, Canada
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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

A must for a family outing, the pond and hockey rink are great to take the kids and the lights and fire make it an enjoyable spot, day or night.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

The annual end of the Northa American circuit going to Spruce Meadows in September is tradition. Pack an umbrella and a sweater because a little black cloud hangs out over Spruce Meadows whenever the horses are in but you will always still have loads of fun. Something for everyone and check out the HOLLAND Pavillion ( look for the windmill)... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I really enjoy going to Spruce Meadows. I never used to be interested in horse jumping but you can't help to enjoy watching and rooting for these horses/countries. Aside from the horse jumping they have a great yet very busy market, dog shows etc.. It's a great place to go with your family or friends. I highly recommend it.

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Alberta, Canada
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Have been a few times and never disappointed. Had a friend from Germany during the Calgary stampede when we took a day and enjoyed Spruce Meadows. She is a show jumpers and dressage rider at home. So thought that Spruce meadows was the highlight of her trip. As she walked around the barns she asked questions and the staff spent... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

No matter if I am attending a dog show, a jumping event or a Christmas Market - - Spruce Meadows is a world class venue. Excellent manicured grounds -- plenty of parking with shuttles -- clean facilities.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Great to see, very special place for all ages. Very well maintained grounds.lots of food options...and kids love it too

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

If you or your family is into horses this the place. Full disclosure I did work here in the 80s/90s. The tournaments are great if you want to watch completion at the highest level. If you want a more relaxed day go during the down times and just Wander around.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Such a beautifully maintained event site. The major equestrian shows are terrific for the whole family (sadly, the curse of Camelot is rain - but who has control over the weather?) SM offers plenty of interactive fun for all ages - educational kiosk (fire, police, aquiculture etc.) stables and arenas (love to meet the livestock), live entertainment, playground, open fields,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I have been going to events at Spruce Meadows since 1976 and I have witnessed its evolution into a superb international horse facility. The grounds are clean and well landscaped, the exhibits are a good mix of everything, and the food services are good. The horse jumping competition is world class- it is exciting and entertaining. And so cheap -... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Great place for horse lovers to spend an afternoon. Lots to do and see here. Lovely facility that has something for all ages.

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