Thunderbird Show Park Hosts First Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup In BC

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Can a horse jump as high as a car? You’ll find out on June 3rd from 4:00 pm to 6:30 pm at the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup at Thunderbird Show Park in Langley. This fun for all ages event is your chance to watch Olympic level athletes, rider and horse alike, compete for a chance to represent their country at the international equestrian championship later this year. Men and women will compete equally against each other in the only Olympic sport to allow it and it is happening in British Columbia for the very first time. 

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photo credit: Aimée Makris, Thunderbird Show Park

Horse Jumping Competition at Thunderbird Show Park in Langley

Where: Thunderbird Show Park at 24550 72nd Ave, Langley
When: June 3, 2016 from 4:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Admission$10 Car Pass (includes parking, admission for general non-reserved bleacher or grass seating) or $20 Reserved Seating (includes parking & covered reserved seating for the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup) reserve your spot now

You don’t have to be a horse lover to enjoy the show. In fact, if this is your first time at a horse jumping competition you couldn’t have picked a better one to start with. Here’s why:

  • Meet the horses and riders after the competition
  • Stadium seating available for easy viewing of the entire course, not a bad seat in the house
  • Enjoy live music by a local band
  • Pony rides and face painting beginning at 3:30 pm, not just for kids
  • Summer evening in the country, away from the stress of the city
  • Enjoy dinner from the concession or food trucks on site or bring a picnic dinner
  • Beer garden for the adults, this is where I would be
  • Limited availability VIP tickets include sit down dinner, course tour, and meet and greet with riders #SOLDOUT
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photo credit: Aimée Makris, Thunderbird Show Park

Grab the family and your friends, make an afternoon of it and witness Olympic level competition from over 300 athletes from Canada, the United States, Mexico, Ireland and Belgium. You will also be able to cheer on Team Canada, which includes North Vancouver’s Olympian Tiffany Foster and Olympic gold medalist Eric Lamaze. They are going to want your support and cheers. You never know – you may get to witness a record-breaking performance on home soil for Team Canada.

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photo credit: Aimée Makris, Thunderbird Show Park

For a great day with friends and family, you can’t go wrong with Olympic level show jumping at Thunderbird Show Park. I hope this is the first of many world-class events to be held in our own backyard. #SupportYourNation

Thunderbird Show Park 2015

photo credit: Aimée Makris, Thunderbird Show Park

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Marc Smith is a former event planner turned vagabond adventurer. He loves strong Americano's, great wine, cold beer and zip lining over tree tops. Formerly of Vancouver, most of Marc's time when not travelling is in Canada's largest city, Toronto. Follow along on his nomad adventures and discover places to stay, things to do and where to eat & drink as he explores the world one city and region at a time.

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