Stallions of the Wind: Spruce Meadows Masters
Behind the highest degree of skill that almost seems like a flawless art there is always a method. This method demands unhindered dedication, honest labor and true virtuosity. Rolex a name that is built on the rudiments of dedicated craftsmanship and the constant pursuit of excellence has always been associated with activities that foster the spirit of commitment towards a craft and promote relentless perseverance in pursuing the quintessence of individual triumph. Rolex actively supports and assists numerous sporting events around the world that are a platform for launching exceptional talent. The Spruce Meadows Masters is just one of the several activities and events that Rolex endorses. The primary objective of the Spruce Meadows Masters one of the most premier equestrian events is to promote the ideals of sportsmanship and facilitate exceptionally talented individuals reach the pinnacle of human accomplishment.
Constructed by a southern family over a period of two years the Spruce Meadows is an internationally renowned equestrian facility that officially opened to the public in 1975. Located on the foothills of the Alberta Mountains in Calgary, this 360 acre world class complex held its first equestrian competition in 1976. Developing over the years to become the foremost platform for international equestrian events the Spruce Meadows holds six major outdoor events and eight indoor events each year. With a stable capacity of over a 1000 horses Spruce Meadows is surrounded the delectable charm of nature. Open to the public the entire year round, Spruce Meadows also plays host to a number of other events like dressage events, conventions and trade shows. The equestrian events that are held here are known around the world for their high degree of competition and attract world class athletes from across the globe. Apart from hosting events Spruce Meadows is involved in training, breeding and selling Hanoverian horses and holds a popular â€˜Name the Foalâ€™ event each year wherein the public gets to name the three foals that have been selected for this event. A television production facility is located inside the premises of Spruce Meadows produces a show titled â€˜Spruce Meadows Chroniclesâ€™ a show that is related to show jumping and is broadcast in over a hundred countries. An approximate 500000 people visit this complex every year to witness the multitude of events that are held here. Rated by illustrious competitors and organizers from around the world as the number one show jumping facility the Spruce Meadows equestrian facility is an incredible platform for propelling outstanding brilliance towards attaining individual perfection.
The Master tournament held here has prize money that amounts to over 2 million dollars and places this competition in the category of the richest show jumping tournaments in the world. Great Britain holds ten Nationâ€™s Cup titles the highest that is held by any country. The Maters tournament not only holds the show jumping championship but also forms the setting for the Equi-Fair, Spruce Meadows Prairie Dogs, Breeds for the World and the TELUS Battle of the Breeds. To be held in September from the 9 to 13 top athletes from around the world will be competing for over two million dollars in prize money.
The world renowned premium watch manufacturer Rolex is closely associated with the Spruce Meadows Masters and supports this international event. This event is regarded as the zenith of all show jumping competitions and witnesses the most incredibly talented riders competing for the top spot. As a part of its ongoing campaign of promoting endeavor towards excellence Rolex proudly celebrates the Spruce Meadows Masters, a place that thrusts the riders towards the upper reaches of individual attainment and absolute triumph.