Oct. 10, 2016, Calgary, Alberta: The stirring action of this year’s Royal West— featuring the prestigious Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Calgary— presented by pandaHAUS Equestrian— kicks off Thursday Oct. 20, 2016, at the Agrium Western Event Centre at Stampede Park. An international field of World Cup and Olympic calibre riders from will highlight nine days of heart-stopping action from Oct. 20-30.
Again this year Royal West features a list of the world’s top riders, including stars of Canada’s Olympic Show Jumping Team from the Rio Olympics this past summer. Yann Candaele, member of the Canadian Team that was edged out of a medal in a jump-off, will be back to Royal West to compete for the Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Calgary prize on Saturday, Oct. 29.
Week one will star a strong contingent of Canadians including Ontario riders Keenan White and Eyrnn Ballard and Albertan Elizabeth Gingras. International stars feature Samuel Parot of Chile— who won the Longines event at last year’s Royal West, Tiffany Sullivan (USA), Christian Heineking (GER) and Jenni McAllister (USA).
This roster of stellar riders will be competing for, among the top events, the $35,000 Western Canadian Hunter Derbies and the Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Calgary. Royal West is one of only two official Longines World Cup events in Western Canada as Calgary joins the elite jumping cities in the world.
Preparations for the event are already underway as the footing is prepared in advance of the action (https://www.facebook.com/TheRoyalWest/?fref=ts). At the request of many of the competitors, Royal West has also added a 1.4 m competition Oct. 25-27 as well as four 1.00m competitions in Week Two of the tournament.
Royal West is also pleased to present the 3rd annual ‘Royal West Gala for a Cure’, a Masquerade Party in support of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. For 2016, we are excited to be partnering with three great businesses; Unwrapped Life, The List – Blooms, Paper, Planning, and our fabulous host venue – Hotel Arts! (https://rwgala2016.eventbrite.ca)
Tickets are now available for this exciting event being held at the Agrium Western Event Centre on the grounds of the Calgary Stampede. Tickets will be available through Ticketmaster for online purchases or by phone in conjunction with the Calgary Stampede™ Ticket Office. Tickets may also be purchased the day of the event at the show box office.
All tickets this season are $10 for general admission making it a fun, affordable family attraction.