The prestigious Masters tournament is under way September 5 to 9th at Spruce Meadows.

The best show jumpers from around the world come and compete for prize money and international acclaim.

Founder of Spruce Meadows, Marg Suthers says, "Riders come from 16 different nations, so they've come from all over."

"Saturday is the BMO Nations Cup where all the teams from around the world compete, just like the Olympics, many of the teams from the Olympics will be here. On Sunday is the million dollar Grand Prix, it's the largest grand prix in the world, all the top riders in the world are here to try and win that title and money, " says Suthers.  

German show jumper, Phillip Weishupt says, "We are here this week for the Masters, it's my first time in Calgary, and I heard a lot of stories before that's it will be unbelievable place, and now that I'm here it tops everything."

A Canadian exerciser, Tationa Gabris says, "It's an amazing competition, your with the best of the best, the weather is always surprising, and the fans are great here."

On Sunday Spruce Meadows is having a Special Tribute for Hickstead at 11:00 a.m. at the International Ring.

The Celle Stallions from Germany are performing their musical dressage patterns in the International Ring daily through-out the week.

Family entertainment and shopping are available all week at the Masters.

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