in Calgary / Canada
Spruce Meadows Masters CSIO 5*
Spruce Meadows, wholly owned by the Southern Family, is the most versatile event location in the world. It was the founding family’s dream to create “a unique atmosphere of friendship, trade and top sport“. This dream came true thanks to the aid of a dedicated group of entrepreneurs, volunteers, journalists, athletes, employees, fans and officials. Everything the jumping sport has to offer – ranging from youth, amateur through to professional sport – is at home in Spruce Meadows. Since 1976 CSIO 5*, CSI-W 5*, CSI 5* and CSIO-W 5* jumping events are organised at the grounds annually between June and September. Seven arenas and two indoor arenas spread out over grounds measuring 553 acres offer ideal conditions for 1,000 horses to stable.
When the Spruce Meadows 'Masters' CSIO 5* begin each September, the entire globe focuses its attention on the world’s top jumpers. The sport’s best compete from Wednesday to Sunday in the attempt to win some of show jumping’s most coveted events and international recognition. Spruce Meadows is a magical place, which unites the heart of the jumping sport and the fantasy of a city and which attracting 500,000 spectators every year to it FEI Tournaments.