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Spruce Meadows

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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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Spruce Meadows is a great place to visit for everyone. They have many different events throughout the year and you can even visit when there is not an event going on. In the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Calgary, Canada
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Calgary, Canada
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35 reviews 35 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Spruce Meadows is a great place to visit for everyone. They have many different events throughout the year and you can even visit when there is not an event going on. In the summer it is a beautiful spot for a walk in the park and in the winter the light display is beautiful. The summer has world class horse... More 

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Regina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Free parking,easy access,low admission prices.the major show jumping events. Also provide other entertainment on site.i.e.dog shows,craft displays.during the year they host a variety of events-garden show,xmas craft fair.

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Calgary, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

If your a horse fan, this is the place for you!! NOT sure if they do it around Stampede but might!!!! They have a very wonderful Christmas Light display when you drive down the entrance in December, the trees are beautifully lit and makes it seem like Christmas!!

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Calgary, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Every July, this show jumping event showcase most of the famous horse riders all over the world Free shuttle buses from several pick-up points will take visitors to the site. Visitors can time this event with another world famous Calgary Stampede, the greatest outdoor show on earth. Just google it for more info.

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Calgary, Canada
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43 reviews 43 reviews
21 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We never miss the Spruce Meadows events. The jumping is top notch and have so many expert jumpers and horses. We always take in the food fair part of the Spruce Meadows event. The Dutch store is our favourite place to purchase foods. The food is always great and is always the best pace for food. The entertainment area is... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We went to watch the Horse masters show here and it was brilliant. This has to be the best horse facility in the city. We also come here in the winter to look at the magnificent christmas light display. We don't know much about horses or christmas lights, but we do know that Spruce Meadow has plenty of both!

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Red Deer, Canada
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26 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Esay to find,lots of parking, huge place, wear comfortable footwear. lots of unique booths inside and outside, something for everyone. you can spend the whole day trying to see all they have to offer

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Calgary, AB
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

it is open year round. Has many beautiful pieces of art around the property. The scenery is is picturesque. Food is a bit pricey but tastes good.

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Calgary, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We attended The National on a whim and found a real gem. We are not horse lovers nor jumping enthusiasts; however, we were glued to our seats cheering on horse and rider as they conquered obstacles together. The crowd was really into it and there really is no better place to spend a sunny summer day. We toured the stables,... More 

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Meridian, Idaho
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

One of our funniest visits. Thought we were in the twilight zone. Although the facility was open, not a sole was in sight...not human or horse. We drove what covered about 20 acres. All parking lots were empty. Saw 2 horses...in the neighbor's pasture. Weird! Actually, we were there during their off season and I think they were getting ready... More 

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