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“The Masters, horses & green space”
Review of Spruce Meadows

Spruce Meadows
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$56.79*
and up
Small Group Ski Shuttle from Calgary to Fernie
Ranked #1 of 310 things to do in Calgary
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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.
Reviewed September 30, 2012

It is so exciting to attend a horse event at the first class riding venue. This is a must see for anyone that likes horses...

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Reviewed September 29, 2012

The Spruce Meadows facility is outstanding, truly world class for horses, riders and spectators. For major events such as the Masters, the equestrian competition is fabulous, and if you get tired or bored with that, the dining and shopping options are excellent.

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Reviewed September 27, 2012

Perfect way to spend a beautiful Saturday... GO if you have the chance you won't regret. We go every year... cheap family fun (if you pack a lunch...) ;0)

1  Thank Larissa C
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Reviewed September 24, 2012

Spruce Meadows is an absolute jewel in Calgary's crown. The Southern family have accomplished an amazing feat in establishing this world class facility so close to the city. It is always a joy to attend equestrian events there. The show jumping facility is polished and professional, the grounds are immaculately maintained, parking and people are very well organized, there are different options for snacks and suchlike. If you're fortunate to be invited to one of the corporate boxes for an event, the food and service is outstanding.

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Reviewed September 23, 2012

Spruce Meadows is a wonderful attraction for all ages. It is a premier equestrian center that is also set up as a park and special events center. It is open most of the year and visitors are welcome to tour the stables and riding rings as well as to stroll around the grounds. They provide educational tours for school groups and others on request. This is a vibrant place when the equestrian events are on. World class athletes, both horses and riders, arrive from all over the world. Several rings operate at the same time, so there is lots to see and do. Further, there are many outlets for food and drink, displays by ethnic and public groups, entertainment by singers, dancers, and bands, and a large shopping complex. We enjoy the jumping and the ability to see the best in the world compete. There is a small entrance fee when events are on, but free the rest of the time. Thank you to the owners for providing such a special place for all to enjoy.

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