Press ReleaseRoyal West

International Show Jumping Returns to the Heart of Calgary

CALGARY, AB – The Inaugural Royal West Horse Show kicks off a brand new tradition this week bringing International Show Jumping back to the heart of downtown Calgary.

The world-famous Calgary Stampede Park will host over 400 horses from around the world to compete in the brand new state-of-the-art indoor facility at the Agrium Western Event Centre.

Hosted by the Rocky Mountain Show Jumping management team and the Calgary Stampede; the Inaugural Royal West presents 10 days of elite equestrian competition for spectators and competitors alike.

From Thursday, October 23th to Saturday, November 1st spectators and competitors will be invited to enjoy a jam-packed schedule of events featuring over $450,000 in prize money!

Internationally acclaimed Grand Prix stars like Jill Henselwood, John C. Anderson, Erynn Ballard, Keean White, Lisa Carlsen, Lauren Crooks, and Karen Cudmore will contest for large purses of prize money in both the CSI*** $120,000 1.45m Royal West International Show Jumping Championship, and in the $100,000 Spirit of the West Cup.

Regional CET champions from across the country will compete in the prestigious three phase CET National Medal Finals and allow the Royal West to crown the new 2014 National Champion.

The Royal West offers the premium VIP experience for the show’s generous sponsors and their glamorous guests in our luxury suites overlooking the stadium.

Saturday, October 25th the Royal West will be hosting a glitzy Derby Gala in support of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. Guests are invited to dress to impress in our old Hollywood theme and spend a night rubbing elbows with high society attendees and our prestigious FEI Grand Prix riders. Tickets can be purchased at http://derbygala.eventbrite.ca or VIP tables can be purchased through emailing arden@rmsj.ca.

Don’t miss a day of the action as Show Jumping returns to the heart of Calgary at Stampede Park, during the ten days of competition at the Royal West. Book your tickets now, to be front and center for the action as we host elite equestrians in the heart of downtown Calgary!

*A correction has been made to: Royal West International Championship. We apologize for the error in the previous release.