10 Things You Need To Check Out At This Year’s Spruce Meadows ‘Masters’

This world-renowned event will be home of the world’s best riders and horses, competing on the famed International Ring.

Looking for a unique date experience in Calgary this September? The ‘Masters‘ equestrian show jumping event is happening September 7 through 11 at Spruce Meadows in Southwest Calgary.

Aside from thrilling equestrian competitions, this exciting event is perfect for everyone, whether you’re familiar with the equestrian world or not. You can expect a massive local market, a drone show, the British Military, classic cars, pony rides, flower displays from Holland, the Prairie Dogs, and more!

The kick-off

On Wednesday September 7th, the ‘Masters‘ kicks off with an exclusive Sneak Preview Day with tickets being offered at a discounted rate! See everything before it officially kicks off and get excited for what’s to come!

Not sure where to begin?

Here’s everything you can check out with your date at this year’s Spruce Meadows ‘Masters’!

Top sport

Top Riders and Horses from around the world compete in the famous International Ring! The ‘Masters’ features a variety of unique competitions, including the ATCO Electric Six Bar on Friday Night, BMO Nations’ Cup on Saturday, and ROLEX Grand Slam Sunday with the 3 Million Dollar CP ‘International’, presented by ROLEX, the world’s largest prize money for a grand prix competition!

photo: Mike Sturk – Spruce Meadows Media Services

MARKT. at the ‘Masters’

There will be over 70 local vendors in the market that you can shop and stroll through, from artists to local business owners! Find them throughout the week in the Equi-Plex, Founders Plaza, Horizons Pavilion, and International Plaza.

What can you find there? Everything from original fine art, to handmade soaps, home goods and artisan products.

The Equi-Plex will also be home to the demonstration ring where you will be treated to everything from flower arranging workshops by Holland’s Heleen Valstar to horsemanship demos.

There will also be an Original Fine Art Gallery, featuring over 15 original fine artists with a fabulous Gin lounge in the Horizons’ Pavilion. Browse local art in style!

Flavours of Canada, Holland, Geneva, and Germany

They’re bringing you flavours from each Rolex Grand Slam country! Check out our brand new Rolex Grand Slam Café in Founders’ Plaza.

VIP Date Night: The Starting Line Suites at British House

Want to fancy it up for date night? This year, the Spruce Meadow ‘Masters’ will have a special experience for date night to experience everything from the comfort of one of their private suites.

You and your date can sit atop the facility in a double skybox at British House with your own private balcony and hospitality box directly overlooking the International Ring. The suit is furnished with a personal host, food service stations, a closed-circuit monitor, a beverage bar, and a heated outdoor balcony.

Whether you are marking a special occasion or entertaining someone special, this is how to experience the ‘Masters’ in luxury.

Friday WestJet Evening of the Horse

On Friday September 9th, It’s WestJet Evening of the Horse, featuring the unique ATCO Six Bar competition, live music, and a drone show.

Saturday BMO Nations Cup

Saturday September 10th brings the BMO Nations’ Cup Day to Spruce Meadows with fans from around the globe bringing their flags to fly and cheer on their nation.

You’re encouraged to bring your nation’s flag to support your team!

Sunday CP ‘International’

To finish off the ‘Masters’ is the CP ‘International’, presented by Rolex, Grand Prix Day where a winner will be awarded the biggest prize money for a single-day event in show jumping.

Who will be crowned the next Rolex Grand Slam Champion?

Family-friendly fun

Kids of all ages can enjoy the ‘Masters’! If you’re a family with young ones, they’ll have fun getting their face painted, or going on pony rides. These are all included with the price of admission.

Horses won’t be the only animals in attendance! The Spruce Meadows Prairie Dogs are back to entertain the whole family during the ‘Masters’ as well.

Live Music Performances

Jam to music at Spruce Meadows ‘Masters’ with performances by bands all the way from Britain like the Household Cavalry Band.

Pageantry & Tradition

Her Majesty’s Household Cavalry, Household Cavalry Band and King’s Troop, Royal Horse Artillery will be in attendance from Great Britain.

You can get your Starting Line VIP tickets, reserved seating, or general admission online now! Get your tickets here before they’re gone!
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