This year, we were lucky enough to have gone to Spruce Meadows – National, 2011! It was a wonderful and beautiful experience, and we would definitely want to return to either another event, or the same one would be fun!
We saw 2 events while we were there, we watched Atco’s Double Slalom and Nexen’s Cup (Derby) – One Jump-Off, both were very entertaining. The International Ring was where these events were held, and it was a great place to be. Most of the sections were covered to prevent sunburns on the top of your head, and sudden down pours — which we were lucky enough to experience both!
On top of watching shows from the horses, there are also things to see like the Plaza & Marketplace. Also, there are a lot of food concessions available to satisfy any appetite, such as the Garden Court, SM Tulip Cafe, Sun Room, West/Upper Plaza, Kaffee Stube, Gasthaus zum Pferde, and Big Rock Garden Haus! We grabbed our lunch from the concessions in the middle, where we visited Germany for a delicious bratwurst with onions and a side of french fries, as well we experienced the Polish Perogy Hut with a taste of their 6 Cheddar perogies!
Spruce Meadows was such a great place for families, and tourists! I can’t wait to go back sometime soon!! Be sure to include Spruce Meadows!! Maybe for the North American!