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“Fun place to go!”
Review of Spruce Meadows

Spruce Meadows
Ranked #1 of 298 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.
Lethbridge, Canada
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Fun place to go!”
Reviewed January 2, 2013

It was pouring rain when we went so that wasnt great, but it is a nice place to go with family. Lots to do, especially on the big event days, nice clean place, friendly staff... Would be nice if they had more to do on the off days, for those who dont like to watch horse races for a whole day...

Visited June 2012
Thank Henrietta V
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“Waste of time...”
Reviewed January 1, 2013 via mobile

I go there just bcoz of the rate but after start wonder around few hrs i couldnt find anything to do... Soo just move on and drive to banff or somewhere better....

1 Thank Isa C
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Crossfield, Canada
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“Horse Jumping at its Best”
Reviewed December 30, 2012

What a wonderful place to enjoy top calibre horses and their riders! Beautiful grounds and buildings too.

1 Thank Ernest1950
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Amazing place for horse-lovers or anyone else for that matter”
Reviewed December 20, 2012

Of course, the show-jumping is world class and it's riveting even if you know next-to-nothing about the sport. But the venue is also brilliant with good food choices, high-quality entertainment, eclectic shopping, beautiful grounds, and more. We attend several times per year and always enjoy ourselves. Out-of-town guests also love this place.

Visited September 2012
1 Thank Mark C
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Tres Elegante & Tallyho!”
Reviewed December 18, 2012

Palace-park like grounds!
Winding palatial estate staircases reminiscent of a european castle, are tastefully situated and separated from the international food kiosks, souvenir shops and magically designed equestrian venues.
Having attended some of their: International Equestrian, Horticultural & Christmas Markets and we have loved walking in the serenity of their beautifully landscaped grounds. What a delight to see the skill and care used in the designing of everything from brilliant fountains and 'Pubs' filled with exuberant youth alongside one another.
The drive there offers tranquil mountain-glimpses and lots of fresh clean air.
Saddles or high heels...I'm sure you'll enjoy yourself immensely.

Visited December 2012
1 Thank YUMtummyinCALGARY
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