The North American Riders Group (NARG) has recognized Spruce Meadows as #1 in the sport of show jumping for a third year in a row. NARG consists of the sport’s top riders, trainers, coaches, owners and business interests representing Canada, Mexico and the United States. A number of criteria are considered in assessing all of the tournaments, including footing in the rings, prize money, stabling, attendance, course designs, technical aspects, organization and media coverage.
NARG noted that of the 1300 North American tournaments eligible for consideration, there is no other venue that supports high performance sport in North America to the same degree as Spruce Meadows. Spruce Meadows tournaments not only focus on providing a high standard to all, but through the generous support of sponsors it also provides athletes from around the globe the ability to obtain valuable world ranking points for the FEI World Ranking computer list.