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“a hidden gem” 5 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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Ranked #2 of 139 Activities in Calgary
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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“a hidden gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Was there today (Wed) very few spectators, not all shops were open. Free for seniors minimal charge for any one else. World class horse jumping. Even took our dog with us

Visited June 2014
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Palm Desert, California
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“World Class Facility”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Spruce Meadows is a fantastic facility offering world class equestrian events just in the south of Calgary. There are few places where you can see these world class riders and horses so close. A wonderful place to bring a family for a great day's entertainment at very low cost.

Visited May 2014
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Calgary, Canada
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“Gets better each time”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The show-jumping is the main attraction but the grounds are spectacular and there are always displays to see. I try to go once each year at least and I have never been disappointed. Out of town guests who "came for Stampede" enjoyed Spruce Meadows just as much, if not more.

Visited July 2013
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“Love the food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Spruce Meadows is a beautiful and world class place to visit if you like Horses. During any events there is a huge variety of food stands that represent different countries. Love it!

Visited May 2014
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Calgary , Canada
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“time to visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

a Visit to Spruce Meadows is a must at least once in a Lifetime. It is one of , if not the best Horse Venue in the World. I know , I've been to Warendorf , Aachen and others. The spectacular Location , just outside the City of Calgary and its proximity to the Rocky's is a Tourists delight. Every member of the Family will find something there they like.

Visited May 2014
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