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“Wonderful facility” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Spruce Meadows

Spruce Meadows
18011 Spruce Meadows Way SW, Calgary, Alberta T2J 5G5, Canada (Southwest Calgary)
+1 403 974 4200
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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.
Calgary Alberta
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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“Wonderful facility”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Parking was a bit of a nightmare - but events inside more than made up for this frustration.

Loved the horse show. Disliked the hike from the parking area across the highway.

Visited June 2013
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Perth, Australia
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“A world class centre”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

The facilities at this centre for equestrian events are amazing. Also a great place for functions especially weddings.

Visited March 2014
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Calgary, Canada
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“World class, year round”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

My last visit to Spruce Meadows was for the Fly Fishing Expo, but in the last year I have attended a wedding, two show jumping competitions, come to skate on the pond and driven through to enjoy the Christmas lights. It's a beautiful facility, with several monuments and statuary, gardens and park-like areas that are free to the public to enjoy. There is usually jumping or dressage taking place for equine enthusiasts, and the venue spaces host many shows and markets, including an excellent Christmas Market in November and Garden Show in April. Parking is usually free in the West lots, except during competitions, when it's expanded to the grassy areas in between the highways with a shuttle available to the grounds. Calgary transit has a shuttle from the Bridlewood Station during events.

Visited January 2014
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Calgary, Canada
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“Big, very clean, beautiful grounds with great events!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

Nice way to spend the day here whether attending one of the horse jumping events in the summer or the Christmas market in the winter. We love coming out to see what's new, take in the action and stroll on the big grounds! Very clean facilities and great for all ages!!

Visited November 2013
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Calgary, Alberta
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“Christmas market is a must!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

Having attended numerous Christmas markets with great disappointment, Spruce Meadows is finally what I have been waiting for. The lights on the drive in alone are spectacular. Having your picture taken with a Reindeer? Every child's dream (well except maybe the boy ahead of us - but the handlers were extremely patient and made sure the child had a great experience). The kiosks are of a higher quality with something for everyone, and the unique flavours and events make this market truly different.

Visited December 2013
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