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Touchdown at YYC for the 2023 Spruce Meadows ‘Masters’

Sunday, 03 September 2023
CSIO5* Spruce Meadows ‘Masters’ 2023

Photo © Spruce Meadows Media/Mike Sturk Leone Jei unloads with his groom Sean Vard. Photo © Spruce Meadows Media/Mike Sturk.


Edited press release from Spruce Meadows



On Saturday evening a Boeing 747 carrying 46 top equine athletes from around the world touched down at the Calgary International Airport for the Spruce Meadows ‘Masters’ 2023. 

Accompanied by a host of professional grooms and vets throughout the flight and met by dozens more, the horses unloaded to the world class facilities of the International Animal Lounge. Champion horses including former CPKC ‘International’ presented by Rolex winner Venard de Cerisy (SUI) and Rolex Grand Slam event winner Leone Jei (SUI) were amongst those to disembark the plane.

In addition to the equine athletes, the Rolex Grand Slam of Show Jumping Trophy, memorabilia, over two tonnes of fresh Dutch Flowers, sculptures that will be for sale at part of the MARKT. at the ‘Masters’ and a special “sport surprise” were offloaded and transported to Spruce Meadows.


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