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September 11, 2016

Ursula XII Makes Her First Grand Prix Win A Huge One For Scott Brash In The $3 Million CP International Grand Prix

Calgary, Alberta, Canada—Sept. 11  

“She’s actually never won a grand prix before. But I guess she picked a good one for her first!” Scott Brash joked.

Ursula XII and Scott Brash on their way to a $1 million pay-out in the $3 Million CP International. Photo by Bob Langrish

September 11, 2016

Swiss Team Takes Their First Spruce Meadows Masters BMO Nations Cup Victory

Calgary, Alberta, Canada—Sept. 10  

The Spruce Meadows Masters Tournament hosted its BMO Nations Cup on Saturday afternoon with a demanding competition that came down to a thrilling jump-off for the gold medal between Switzerland and Brazil.

In the end, the team from Switzerland took the win, with a second place finish for Brazil, and the host nation of Canada taking bronze.

September 9, 2016

Roger-Yves Bost Rides The Second Generation To Victory At Spruce Meadows

Calgary, Alberta, Canada—Sept. 8  

Day 2 of the Spruce Meadows Masters included two feature competitions in the International Ring at Spruce Meadows. The ATCO Founders Classic 1.50-meter was the first competition of the day with a win for Pedro Veniss of Brazil and For Felicila. The CANA Cup 1.60-meter class wrapped up the afternoon with victory for Roger-Yves Bost from France and Quod'Coeur de la Loge.

September 8, 2016

Guerdat And De Luca Score On Day 1 Of Spruce Meadows Masters

Calgary, Alberta—Sept. 7  

The Spruce Meadows Masters Tournament CSIO5* began on Wednesday with first-time wins in the famous International Ring for both Lorenzo de Luca of Italy and Steve Guerdat of Switzerland.

De Luca kept his recent winning streak alive with a victory in the Akita Drilling Cup 1.60-meter class aboard Limestone Grey. Guerdat took the first win of the day riding Albfuehren’s Happiness in the Telus Cup 1.50-meter.

July 11, 2016

Gazelle Leaps To Second Big Title In $500,000 ATCO Queen Elizabeth II Cup At Spruce Meadows

Calgary, Alberta—July 9  

Kent Farrington and Gazelle scored their second major win at Spruce Meadows in as many weeks as they topped the coveted $500,000 ATCO Queen Elizabeth II Cup during the North American’ Tournament CSI5*, presented by Rolex.

Jumping clear through three rounds of competition, Farrington and Gazelle emerged victorious over Elizabeth Gingras of Canada and Zilversprings in second, and Eric Lamaze of Canada aboard Check Picobello Z third.

June 20, 2016

Lutz Scores A Big Win In $375,000 CP Grand Prix At Spruce Meadows

Calgary, Alberta—June 19  

It was a picture perfect day for the biggest event of the Spruce Meadows Continental CSI 5* Tournament, and it was a storybook ending for Peter Lutz and Robin de Ponthual, who scored their biggest victory together in the $375,000 CP Grand Prix.

“It’s exciting to be here, doing this level, with this great horse,” Lutz said. “This horse has been great for us for almost two years now. He’s been stepping up to this level. He’s showing us he can do it. But to actually come here and win is thrilling for us.”

September 13, 2015

Brash Sweeps Rolex Grand Slam of Show Jumping
With Win in the $1.5 Million CP International

Calgary, Alberta—Sept. 13

The Spruce Meadows Masters Tournament concluded with a momentous day of show jumping as Great Britain’s Scott Brash jumped to victory in the $1.5 Million CP International riding superstar mount Hello Sanctos. With the win, Brash became the first rider to conquer the Rolex Grand Slam of Show Jumping.

September 13, 2015

Brazil Makes Their Mark At Spruce Meadows Masters

Calgary, Alberta, Canada—Sept. 12  

The Olympic Games are in their back yard next year, so the Brazilian team is on a mission to up their game. Taking the win in the $300,000 BMO Nations Cup at the Spruce Meadows Masters in their very first appearance in the class was a sign they’re well on the way.

September 12, 2015

Uceko Masters A Huge Track For $210,000 Tourmaline Oil Cup Win

Calgary, Alberta—Sept. 11  

“I was lucky to get away with it today; I was worried I was going to be crying all night with that time fault.”

July 12, 2015

Farrington Closes The Door On The $400,000 Pan American Cup

Calgary, Alberta—July 12  

McLain Ward kind of shook his head and conceded that Kent Farrington was simply unbeatable in the $400,000 Pan American Cup, the last class of the Spruce Meadows summer series during the Pan American tournament.

“It was one of those rounds that Kent does where the day is over basically,” Ward said.

That’s not to say Ward didn’t try, as did fellow American powerhouse Beezie Madden. But in the end, Madden had to settle for second with Simon and Ward third aboard Rothchild as Farrington flew to the top check with Voyeur.

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