The Olympic feeling is back from September 5 to 9 in this year's Masters in Spruce Meadows. More than just a showjumping event, you will come to know more about the horse industry at this year's Masters in Spruce Meadows, with a close look at the horses and stables at the Equi-Fair.

Olympic Feeling at the Masters in Spruce MeadowsSpruce Meadows is a 146-hectare show jumping facility and one of the best in the world, hosts the next major equestrian event after the Olympics. Every year, athletes from 48 different nations, including the Canadian team, compete here. From the first worldwide equestrian tournament in 1976 to the present, Spruce Meadows continues to attract about half a million visitors annually to witness 14 equestrian events and other special features. Each year Spruce Meadows hosts 8 indoor and 6 major outdoor tournaments in the sprawling equestrian fields, with a stable capacity for 1,000 horses.

Masters in Spruce Meadows is a grand event this year with the celebration of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. This year's trade show at the 'Masters' includes the Equi-Fair/Lifestyle with more than 150 vendors from around the world where unique indoor shopping offers jewelry and horse trail for sale; the BMO Fan Centre; Gallery on the Green Exhibits and the Diamond Jubilee Exhibit. Food fair features Big Rock Brewery Beer Hut, Calgary Sun Room, Carne Asada Hut, Casual Dining, Certified Angus Beef Burgers, Gasthaus zum Pferde, Pulled Beef and Pork Sandwiches, Kaffee Stube, Kids Corner, Purdey's Parlour, Sausage Hut, Tulip Cafe, Flavours of the World and Wine Bistro.

Last year, more than 89,000 people attended the tournament's final day. This year there may be more. This is a great chance for everyone to join this prestigious Olympic-like event with so much fun and excitement.

Spruce Meadows is on Highway 22X, also known as Marquis of Lorne Trail, just west of Macleod Trail.  Several hotels are just 10 minutes away from the venue, and there are spectacular views of Rocky Mountains just to the west.

For more information, you may visit the Official Website of Spruce Meadows:

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