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“Family wedding” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Spruce Meadows

Spruce Meadows
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US$141.47*
and up
Ranked #1 of 294 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.
Nova Scotia
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64 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“Family wedding”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2014

Excellent venue for a spectacular wedding. Food and service were great. The horses running around in the outdoor arena plus the elegant decor made for an amazing experience!

Visited August 2014
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Cochrane, Canada
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“Greatest Horse Place on the planet”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2014

Top Competitions-beautiful setting-friendly people and a place for fun for everyone. Very clean and quite facility on the outskirts of Calgary.

Visited August 2014
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Innisfail, Canada
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“Excellent Dog Show”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2014

Had the opportunity to attend the dog show at this facility. Love the grounds and location of this facility. Well taken care of. Easy to get to once you get out of Calgary. Much better location for this dog show considering some of the past locations they have had.

Visited July 2014
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Calgary, Canada
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“An Eventful Park with Business Meeting Facilities”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2014

Yeah, a park to honour horses and equestrians. But celebrates the Canadian west and its culture in an elegant fashion. And lots to do and see, especially when an event is on. You need to check the website for activities.

But it also provides excellent conference and meeting facilities. In an interesting out of the way locale. Free parking (that will invite you). We had a very fine time.

Recommended.

Visited May 2014
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Calgary, Canada
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“Calgary is so lucky to have such an awesome venue”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2014

Calgary is so fortunate to have such a venue on their doorstep. We are able to watch top notch international equestrian riders for only $5 entry fee! Where else can you get so much for $5? As well, you get the chance to watch some up and coming equestrian riders as Spruce Meadows offers the opportunity for amateur and junior equestrian riders to compete almost daily for 6 weeks (May to July), allowing them to develop their competitive skills. And then there is the dog show at the beginning of August and the Christmas Trade show.

Visited July 2014
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