Feature Story                                                           Sunday, August 19, 2017


Comes a Horseman

Longines FEI World Cup Qualifiers August 27

Emily Penn, Thunderbird Show Park/Moi Photography


National Team rider Ben Asselin who has represented Canada in the Olympics will be riding against the province's best Sunday in Langley.

n Sunday August 27th Thunderbird Show Park hosts the third annual Longines FEI Show Jumping Qualifier. The only event of its kind in British Columbia, the voted number two top equestrian facility in North America hosts top horses and riders from all over the world as they compete in the international series.


This free family event not only features horses jumping 1.50-1.60-metre-high obstacles, but includes local bands, food, pony rides, beer garden, and lots of stadium seating.


Show jumping is an exciting sport where horse and rider require exceptional skill and coordination. They must work together to clear difficult series of jumps all within an allotted time. Bring your family for this unique experience and enjoy this exciting rare event.


In the Longines World Cup Series riders compete in the events and accumulate points to qualify for a final competition. The high stakes create an amazing atmosphere of intense and exciting competition. This event is an opportunity to see Olympic level competition right here in the outskirts of Vancouver.

Event Details: $135,600 Longines FEI World Cup Qualifier

Where: Thunderbird Show Park
Location: 248th Street and 72nd Avenue, Langley

Date: August 27th, 2017
When: 2:00 pm

Event Highlights:

Horse jumping is the only Olympic sport where men and women compete equally

Exciting and rare opportunity to see horses jump obstacles the size of a SUV

Stadium seating available for easy viewing of the entire course

Live music by local band

Pony rides and face painting for the kids

Beer garden for the adults

Summer evening in the country

Enjoy dinner from the concession or food trucks on site or bring a picnic dinner

Limited availability VIP tickets include sit down dinner, course tour, and meet and greet with riders

Chance to watch Olympic level athletes in action


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For more information please visit: www.tbird.ca or call 604 888 4585


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