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The Spruce Meadows May Classic I Tournament
2016-05-09

The excitement is building around the 2016 FEI tournament season and another great year of show jumping at Spruce Meadows. Last weekend saw glorious weather and great sport for the launch of the outdoor season with the May Classic I Tournament.

After achieving fantastic results early in 2016 for Spruce Meadows Horse Program riders, Chris Surbey and Kelly Koss-Brix, were eager to show spectators some of the new horses in the Spruce Meadows’ competitive barn. Saturday and Sunday saw a fresh and impressive roster of young Spruce Meadows prospects, gaining positive and important mileage over the courses set by Canadian Course Designers Peter Grant and Joe Rycroft. Please see below for a full listing of Spruce Meadows Horse Program results.

Riders were thrilled with the upgraded Chinook Ring, now complete with Geo-Textile All Weather footing, and the serene atmosphere of the beautiful Orchard Ring - which was introduced just last year.

The Spruce Meadows Leg Up Foundation launched its newest initiative: 50/50 draws, with proceeds going to our Alberta neighbors in serious need. Over just two days of the May Classic I Tournament, the Leg up Foundation managed to raise over $1,500 with the 50/50 draw - these funds will be allocated to the Fort McMurray Disaster Relief fund.

The Spruce Meadows Leg Up Foundation’s 50/50 draws will continue throughout the 41st season of events at Spruce Meadows. Join us as the May Classic series continues this Friday to Sunday with more fantastic sport coming from the newly upgraded Chinook and Orchard competition rings.

The May Classic II tournament will make for an affordable weekend outing that the whole family is sure to enjoy. During your visit, be sure to pay a visit to the Spruce Meadows Shop for fabulous new arrivals, Time Faults Pub for tasty menu options, meet the first foal of the year, participate in the 50/50 draw and so much more!  At Spruce Meadows, what will you discover?

 

Spruce Meadows Horse Program RESULTS:

 

Cadillac SM (1.20m)

Day 1:  Clear Round

Day 2:  Clear Round

Cascalido SM (0.90m)

Day 2: 4 Jumping Faults

Cempinsky (1.00m)

Day 1:    Clear Round

Day 2:  Clear Round

Chivas SM (0.60m)

Day 1: R1-2 Time Faults  R2-Clear

Day 2:    2 Time Faults, 6th place

Cora SM (1.00m)

Day 1: Clear Round

Day 2: 2 Time Faults

Cortofino SM (0.90m)

Day 1: 4 Jumping Faults

Day 2: Clear Round

Darosso SM (1.20m)

Day 1:  Clear Round

Day 2: 4 Jumping Faults

Ecolino SM (1.10m)

Day 2:  Clear Round

London SM (0.90m)

Day 1: Clear Round

Day 2: Clear Round

Princeton SM (0.60m)

Day 1: R1 – 2Time Faults R2 – 1 Time Fault

Penelope SM (1.15m)

  Day 1: Clear Round

Quintessential SM (0.80m)

 Day 1: 4 Jumping Faults

Day 2:  Clear Round

Rialto SM

Day 1: Clear Round
Day 2: Clear Round, 2nd Place

 

Based in Calgary, Canada, Spruce Meadows is the creation 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. For more information on Spruce Meadows, please visit www.sprucemeadows.com.

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Katherine Wallis-Dunne . They may only be used in relation to this press release and with photo credit.