Oct. 17, 2015, Calgary, Alberta: The stirring action of this year’s Royal West — featuring the prestigious Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Calgary — kicks off this Thursday night at the Agrium Western Event Centre on the Stampede grounds. Championship jumping, musical entertainment and events such as jousting, falconry and wild ponies will highlight nine days of heart-stopping action from Oct. 22-31.
The inaugural weekend’s action is highlighted by the Royal West Canadian Championships and the Royal West International Championship on Saturday on the challenging circuit on the Agrium floor. Week one also features the $50,000 Western Canadian Hunter Derbies while performance jousting makes its debut at Royal West with the medieval sport taking its place in the ring.
Second week highlights start Friday with the Spirit of the West Cup as the best Canadian and international riders take to the course at the Agrium. Saturday marks the second Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping North American League event in western Canada. Talented riders and their horses will vie for $126,000 in prize money as Calgary joins the greatest jumping cities in the world.
Week two also brings out the Wild Ponies and more hair-raising Jousting thrills. For Saturday’s FEI showpiece on Hallowe’en, families and kids will also be able to trick-or-treat between events.
Thursday, October 22
$35,000 Royal West International Championship
Friday, October 23
$35,000 Synoil Royal West International Championship
Saturday, October 24
$35,000 Tractorland Royal West International Championship
Tuesday, October 27
$45,000 ACTC Open Welcome Jumper
Wednesday, October 28
$45,000 World Cup Pre-Qualifier
Friday, October 30
Saturday, October 31
Presented by: Semrau & Associates
Exclusive Affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate Tickets are now available for this exciting event being held at the Agrium Western Even 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.