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Keith Stands Alone at the Top in CSIU25-A MarBill Hill U25 Grand Prix
25.09.22 | Keith Stands Alone at the Top in CSIU25-A MarBill Hill U25 Grand Prix
Langley, BC – On the final day of the BCHJA Fall Finale at Thunderbird Show Park, Kassidy Keith (CAN) stood in a familiar place—at the top of the U25 division. Last year’s MarBill Hill U25 League champion, Keith and her 9-year-old stallion Fenelon WF produced the only clear round in the CSIU25-A MarBill Hill U25 Grand Prix […]
Hunt and Infostar Shine in Friends of the BCHJA Grand Prix 1.30m
25.09.22 | Hunt and Infostar Shine in Friends of the BCHJA Grand Prix 1.30m
Georgia Hunt’s 9-year-old Infostar “isn’t the fastest of horses,” but you wouldn’t know it from watching the Friends of the BCHJA Grand Prix 1.30m. Hunt and they grey mare bested an 18-horse jump-off, crossing the timers of Peter Holmes’ (CAN) short course comfortably in front in 38.28 seconds. Lorrie Jamieson (CAN) and Hooz da Cat […]
Mache Moves Up in Domino High Voltage CET Regionals 
25.09.22 | Mache Moves Up in Domino High Voltage CET Regionals 
Sixteen-year-old Chloe Mache began her show season in the CET Mini Medal. She ended it the Domino High Voltage CET Regionals Champion. Mache, Vancouver, BC, emerged on top after three phases of Langley’s premier equitation championship, qualifying her for the 2022 CET National Final in Toronto in November. Sloane Betker finished second, with Lily van […]
King Saves Best for Last in CSI3* tbird Grand Prix
25.09.22 | King Saves Best for Last in CSI3* tbird Grand Prix
Langley, BC – Kyle King (USA) has only been getting to know SIG Chiari since the spring, but in that time, the 10-year-old has made quite the impression. In Saturday’s CSI3* tbird Grand Prix 1.50m, the athletic bay reaffirmed his rider’s belief with a convincing victory—the first international win of their partnership. Last to go in a […]
Francken Notches Milestone in CSIU25-A MarBill Hill U25 1.40m
23.09.22 | Francken Notches Milestone in CSIU25-A MarBill Hill U25 1.40m
Langley, BC – Twenty-year-old Jarne Francken (BEL) was looking for a job in his hometown of Antwerp, Belgium, when his neighbor proposed an idea to him. Would he might like to work in North America? “It took me about two minutes to think about it,” Francken said. That neighbor, Michael Koronpis, was close friends with […]
Fenelon WF Flourishes in CSIU25-A MarBill Hill U25 1.35m
22.09.22 | Fenelon WF Flourishes in CSIU25-A MarBill Hill U25 1.35m
In the last six months, Kassidy Keith (CAN) has felt a difference in her 9-year-old stallion, Fenelon WF. The bay Irish Sport Horse took his first U25 win in August at the Summer Fort Festival, and Thursday at tbird, he and his rider were again best in the CSIU25-A MarBill Hill U25 1.35m—the pair’s first […]
Ifko and Un Diamant des Forets Show Need for Speed in CSI3* tbird Qualifier 1.45m
22.09.22 | Ifko and Un Diamant des Forets Show Need for Speed in CSI3* tbird Qualifier 1.45m
Langley, BC – Jim Ifko (CAN) had a specific plan of attack Thursday for the large 13-horse jump-off that had assembled for the CSI3* tbird Qualifier 1.45m. Ifko identified two distinct gallop lanes in Peter Holmes’ (CAN) short track, and he knew his competitors would be making the most of those opportunities. He hoped he could set […]
King Gets Next Generation Win in CSI3* tbird 1.40m
22.09.22 | King Gets Next Generation Win in CSI3* tbird 1.40m
Langley, BC – Heading into the BCHJA Fall Finale at Thunderbird Show Park, Kyle King (USA) had to shorten his stirrups. The three horses he brought forward for the final international competition of tbird’s 2022 show season are built a bit differently from his current top group of equine athletes. While the likes of Enzo, Chess and […]
BCHJA Fall Finale Showcases CSI3* and CSIU25 Competition at Thunderbird Show Park
21.09.22 | BCHJA Fall Finale Showcases CSI3* and CSIU25 Competition at Thunderbird Show Park
Langley, BC — There’s just one more week of international competition at Thunderbird Show Park in 2022. The BCHJA Fall Finale concludes the annual FEI calendar in Langley, Sept. 21–25, 2022. The Finale boasts both CSI3* and CSIU25 divisions, giving up-and-coming combinations the chance to compete at the international level. Fifty three horses from both […]
Stephenson and Deister Z Have Quick Success in MarBill Hill U25 Grand Prix
29.08.22 | Stephenson and Deister Z Have Quick Success in MarBill Hill U25 Grand Prix
Olivia Stephenson thrives off a fast pace—and not just in a jump-off. Stephenson, 16, rode Deister Z to the win in Sunday’s MarBill Hill U25 Grand Prix at tbird, besting a four-horse jump-off. She acquired her mount as a birthday present—just last week—and Deister Z himself was imported less than two months ago. Needless to […]
Morin Gets Milestone Victory in CSI2* Paladin Risk Solutions Grand Prix
29.08.22 | Morin Gets Milestone Victory in CSI2* Paladin Risk Solutions Grand Prix
Brooke Morin (USA) walked under the tower and into the Fort Grand Prix Arena for the CSI2* Paladin Risk Solutions Grand Prix knowing that in order to win her first international Grand Prix, she’d have to beat her coach. “I was going to be happy either way. Kyle was going to win if I didn’t! […]
Ackerman Rides to ‘Dream’ Victory in CSI2* tbird 1.45m
27.08.22 | Ackerman Rides to ‘Dream’ Victory in CSI2* tbird 1.45m
Langley, BC – As amateur rider Jaimie Ackerman (CAN) crossed the finish timers in the jump-off of the CSI2* tbird 1.45m, her first reaction was one of sheer disbelief. “It’s a dream. You just don’t expect to go into a CSI2* FEI class when you’re [also] working a full-time job and pull off something like that,” she […]
Partridge and Chaperone Make it a Double in Foxstone Stables USHJA International Hunter Derby
26.08.22 | Partridge and Chaperone Make it a Double in Foxstone Stables USHJA International Hunter Derby
After topping the Canadian Hunter Derby at the Summer Fort Classic, Quinn Partridge (USA) and Chaperone upped the ante and recorded their second straight derby victory at Thunderbird Show Park, this time in the Foxstone Stables USHJA International Hunter Derby. Partridge and Emma Lorimer’s 12-year-old gelding topped the premier event of tbird’s World Championship Hunter […]
Winther Blair Rides Homebred to Victory in MarBill Hill U25 1.35m
26.08.22 | Winther Blair Rides Homebred to Victory in MarBill Hill U25 1.35m
Taylor Winther Blair (CAN) made her U25 debut just one week ago with Cella at the Summer Fort Classic. In the first U25 event of the Summer Fort Festival, she and her homebred mare Cella topped the MarBill Hill U25 1.35m. Besting a six-horse jump-off, Blair and her 9-year-old Canadian Warmblood mare crossed the times […]
Blanchette and Carnlea Premier Balou Take the Win in Stride in CSI2* tbird Speed 1.40m
24.08.22 | Blanchette and Carnlea Premier Balou Take the Win in Stride in CSI2* tbird Speed 1.40m
Langley, BC – Robert Blanchette (IRL) has his eyes set on the CSI2* Paladin Risk Solutions Grand Prix Sunday at the Summer Fort Festival for his up-and-coming 8-year-old, Carnlea Premier Balou. So when he entered the ring for the CSI2* tbird Speed 1.40m, he didn’t want to let too much out of the tank. That comfortable pace […]
Three-Week FEI Circuit Comes to a Climax at Summer Fort Festival CSI2*
24.08.22 | Three-Week FEI Circuit Comes to a Climax at Summer Fort Festival CSI2*
Langley, BC — Thunderbird Show Park’s three-week FEI circuit comes to a climax this week at the CSI2* Summer Fort Festival, showcasing both veterans and exciting young talent. Thirty-eight horses representing 29 FEI athletes jogged for inspection Tuesday at tbird. International competition begins Wednesday, Aug. 24 in the Fort Grand Prix Arena with the CSI2* tbird […]
Same Result, Different Horse: Fitzgerald Wins Again in MarBill Hill U25 Grand Prix 1.40m
22.08.22 | Same Result, Different Horse: Fitzgerald Wins Again in MarBill Hill U25 Grand Prix 1.40m
A day after topping the MarBill Hill U25 1.40m speed class with Pasquinelle, Emily Fitzgerald (CAN) led the victory lap again the MarBill Hill U25 Grand Prix 1.40m, this time with Coco du Houlbec Z. Jumping double-clear over Anderson Lima’s (BRA) tracks, Fitzgerald came away a comfortable winner over Stella Chernoff (CAN), who finished both […]
Sampson and Elisa BJX Rise to the Occasion in ATCO Cup Grand Prix 1.50m
22.08.22 | Sampson and Elisa BJX Rise to the Occasion in ATCO Cup Grand Prix 1.50m
Ten-year-old Oldenburg mare Elisa BJX has plenty of experience going against the clock. After all, she and rider Matthew Sampson (GBR) topped the Maui Jim Grand Prix 1.40m at the Summer Fort Welcome by nearly three seconds. The mare is less experienced jumping the 1.50m height, but when Sampson entered the Fort Grand Prix Arena […]
Partridge and Chaperone ‘Go Big’ in Tidball Legacy Canadian Hunter Derby Open 3’6”
21.08.22 | Partridge and Chaperone ‘Go Big’ in Tidball Legacy Canadian Hunter Derby Open 3’6”
Quinn Partridge (USA) has a motto when it comes to hunter derby competition: “With the derbies, for me it’s always, ‘Go big or go home, and learn from it if you make the mistake.’” Partridge rode Emma Lorimer’s Chaperone to top honors in the Open 3’6” section of the Tidball Legacy Canadian Hunter Derby, a […]
Cook Tops ‘Nail-biting’ CSI3* Kubota Canada Winning Round 1.45m
21.08.22 | Cook Tops ‘Nail-biting’ CSI3* Kubota Canada Winning Round 1.45m
Shauna Cook (CAN) had one hyphenated word to describe her win in the CSI3* Kubota Canada Winning Round 1.45m: “nail-biting.” After her first round with Caya in the uniquely formatted class, Cook was unsure whether she’d even make the second round, for which only the top 10 combinations return. Ultimately, she’d just qualify as the […]
Fitzgerald Stands Alone at the Top in MarBill Hill U25 League 1.40m
20.08.22 | Fitzgerald Stands Alone at the Top in MarBill Hill U25 League 1.40m
When Emily Fitzgerald (CAN) entered the Fort Grand Prix Arena with Pasquinelle, 12 of the 15 entries in the MarBill Hill U25 League 1.40m had jumped, but none had produced a clear round over Anderson Lima’s (BRA) 1.40m speed track. Having already ridden the course once aboard Coco du Houlbec Z, Fitzgerald knew what she […]
Morin Makes Moves in CSI3* Uryadi’s Village Cup
20.08.22 | Morin Makes Moves in CSI3* Uryadi’s Village Cup
The youngest rider in the field led the victory lap in the CSI3* Uryadi’s Village Cup 1.50m Friday at Thunderbird Show Park, as 19-year-old Brooke Morin (USA) earned her first international victory with NKH Carrido. The young rider bested a five-horse jump-off set by Anderson Lima (BRA), crossing the timers nearly two seconds best. The […]
Gatlin Finds Winning Gear in CSI3* 1.35m
20.08.22 | Gatlin Finds Winning Gear in CSI3* 1.35m
Joie Gatlin (USA) knows 12-year-old Belgian Warmblood gelding Koddac van het Indihof well, but until earlier this month, it had been more than a year since they’d been partnered as a horse-and-rider combination. Gatlin is enjoying getting reacquainted with the veteran gelding, and everything came together for her with a win in the CSI3* tbird […]
Year of Progress Leads Munro to MarBill Hill U25 League 1.35m Victory
19.08.22 | Year of Progress Leads Munro to MarBill Hill U25 League 1.35m Victory
Last summer at Thunderbird Show Park, Dylan Munro (CAN) and Face to Face were jumping 1.20m. This year, they won the MarBill Hill U25 League 1.35m to kick off the U25 division at the Summer Fort Classic. Last to go in a six-horse jump-off, the pair came away with a comfortable victory. Their winning time […]
Devrainne Gets First FEI Win in CSI3* tbird Challenge
19.08.22 | Devrainne Gets First FEI Win in CSI3* tbird Challenge
Two jumps in to Anderson Lima’s (BRA) 1.40m track in the CSI3* tbird Challenge, Sebastien Devrainne (FRA) knew he had to reset. His mount, the 10-year-old Selle Francais gelding Carre D’as Lili was getting a bit strong heading toward the first combination on course, so he took a moment to regain some rideability. It was […]
Chawke and Howard du Seigneur Find Their Competitive Edge in CSI3* George and Dianne Tidball Legacy 1.45m
18.08.22 | Chawke and Howard du Seigneur Find Their Competitive Edge in CSI3* George and Dianne Tidball Legacy 1.45m
James Chawke (IRL) stepped Ramsay Equestrian’s Howard du Seigneur up to the 1.45m height for the first time at last week’s Summer Fort Welcome CSI3*. It took only a week for the pair to record a victory at the height—their first international win as a partnership. They topped Wednesday’s CSI3* George and Dianne Tidball Legacy 1.45m, […]
Competition Heats Up at Summer Fort Classic CSI3*
17.08.22 | Competition Heats Up at Summer Fort Classic CSI3*
Langley, BC — The second of three consecutive weeks of international competition at Thunderbird Show Park kicked off Tuesday, and ahead of a most busy September in Canadian show jumping sport, an influx of athletes arrived in Langley for the Summer Fort Classic CSI3*. Eighty five horses were presented at the afternoon’s horse inspection. They will […]
Sampson Fires Again in Maui Jim Grand Prix
15.08.22 | Sampson Fires Again in Maui Jim Grand Prix
Matthew Sampson (GBR) recorded his sixth win of the Summer Fort Welcome in the Maui Jim Grand Prix 1.40m, the national standard feature of the week at tbird. Those wins came with a remarkable four different horses. Elisa BJX was one of two horses to record multiple victories. In the Maui Jim Grand Prix, the […]
King Defends Home Turf in CSI3* ONNI Grand Prix 1.50m
15.08.22 | King Defends Home Turf in CSI3* ONNI Grand Prix 1.50m
Heading into the CSI3* ONNI Grand Prix, Kyle King (USA) found himself playing the role of the bridesmaid. In the CSI3* tbird Speed 1.45m, he finished third to Matthew Sampson (GBR). In the Maui Jim Grand Prix (national standard), he finished second to Sampson. After 13 of 14 horses jumped off in the CSI3* ONNI […]
Cook and Caya Sparkle in CSI3* Winning Round 1.45m
14.08.22 | Cook and Caya Sparkle in CSI3* Winning Round 1.45m
Shauna Cook is grateful that she listened to her mother. After all, when she first tried the Hanoverian mare Caya in Germany, she wasn’t convinced the mare was the right match. But her mom, Sheilagh Kelly was, and she was right. Cook and Caya topped the CSI3* Winning Round 1.45m Saturday at Thunderbird Show Park, […]
Riddle Runs Away with Emily Sandhack Equestrian Realtor 1.35m
14.08.22 | Riddle Runs Away with Emily Sandhack Equestrian Realtor 1.35m
Maddy Riddle (CAN) has only been partnered with Fair Katie VDH for a few months, but you wouldn’t know it watching them. The pair won their second international class of the week in the CSI3* Emily Sandhack Equestrian Realtor 1.35m. Riddle and Brian Wander Helm’s 12-year-old mare were the only combination to produce a double-clear […]
A Gallop Gets the Win for Jaimie Ackerman and Driek in CSI3* tbird 1.35m
13.08.22 | A Gallop Gets the Win for Jaimie Ackerman and Driek in CSI3* tbird 1.35m
Clear rounds were hard to come by in the CSI3* tbird 1.35m. Jaimie Ackerman (CAN) and Driek posted the only double-clear performance to take the win, crossing the timers of Peter Holmes’ shortened track in 41.22 seconds. Bretton Chad (CAN) and Zirkana Adelheid Z finished second as the only other combination to make the jump-off; […]
Sampson Starts a Streak in Steel-Craft Doors Cup 1.50m
13.08.22 | Sampson Starts a Streak in Steel-Craft Doors Cup 1.50m
Matthew Sampson (GBR) did not take long to start a winning streak at Thunderbird Show Park. In his first trip to Langley, he won his second international competition in the span of three days Friday, topping an eight-horse jump-off in the CSI3* Steel-Craft Doors Cup with Ebolensky. It was a comfortable victory, both in appearance […]
Bourgeois Dominates Amy Brattebo Real Estate USHJA National Hunter Derby
12.08.22 | Bourgeois Dominates Amy Brattebo Real Estate USHJA National Hunter Derby
No rider was busier in the Amy Brattebo Real Estate USHJA National Hunter Derby than Nicole Bourgeois. The Sherwood, OR based professional brought five entries forward to the class and ultimately claimed four of the top five placings. That included the victory, which came aboard Hilary Sonse’s 9-year-old gelding Wayfinder. The pair received scores of […]
Rufer Has Winning Reunion in CSI3* Maui Jim Challenge 1.40m
12.08.22 | Rufer Has Winning Reunion in CSI3* Maui Jim Challenge 1.40m
As of a week ago, Karrie Rufer (USA) hadn’t shown Vertige de Galarzacs in nearly two years. Thursday at Thunderbird Show Park, she realized the time apart may have done the partnership some good. The duo bested a 10-horse jump-off to win the CSI3* Maui Jim Challenge 1.40m. They crossed the timers of Peter Holmes’ […]
Matthew Sampson Inches Away With CSI3* tbird Speed 1.45M Victory 
11.08.22 | Matthew Sampson Inches Away With CSI3* tbird Speed 1.45M Victory 
Langley, BC – Aug. 10, 2022 —Matthew Sampson (GBR) has quickly made an impression in his Thunderbird Show Park debut. The 31-year-old managed to beat the venue’s winningest rider in Conor Swail (IRL) in the feature class of the Summer Fort Welcome’s opening day. He and the Evison family’s Curraghgraigue Obos Flight won the CSI3* tbird […]
Three Weeks of International Competition Kick Off at tbird’s Summer Fort Welcome CSI3*
10.08.22 | Three Weeks of International Competition Kick Off at tbird’s Summer Fort Welcome CSI3*
Langley, BC — Aug. 9, 2022 — The depth of talent at Thunderbird Show Park will be showcased over the course of the next three weeks in Langley, as tbird kicks off a three-week stint of international competition Aug. 10–14 with the Summer Fort Welcome CSI3*. The schedule has expanded to offer a 1.35m division in […]
I. Zapo Takes Statement Win in Odlum Brown Ltd Grand Prix
10.07.22 | I. Zapo Takes Statement Win in Odlum Brown Ltd Grand Prix
One could say the odds were in Kyle King’s (USA) favour Sunday at Thunderbird Show Park. Bringing forward four horses for the Odlum Brown Ltd. Grand Prix, he was the busiest rider on course. But his winning mount not only surprised him; the horse also made a believer out of his owner. Besting a seven-horse jump-off that […]
Refreshing Win for Courchaine and Lemonade BF in CSJ 6-Year-Old Showcase
9.07.22 | Refreshing Win for Courchaine and Lemonade BF in CSJ 6-Year-Old Showcase
At Bosch Farms in Red Deer County, Alberta, Femke Courchaine (CAN) and her team have made a habit out of breeding winners, particularly in tbird’s young horse divisions. On Saturday at the Western Family, Courchaine rode two homebreds to wins in the Crooks Show Jumping Young Horse Showcase, topping the 4-Year-Old class with Nacho Libre […]
King Impresses With ‘Beyond Her Years’ Syrah du Pieroux Z in Crooks Show Jumping 7-Year-Old Showcase
9.07.22 | King Impresses With ‘Beyond Her Years’ Syrah du Pieroux Z in Crooks Show Jumping 7-Year-Old Showcase
Kyle King (USA) has high hopes for his 7-year-old mare Syrah du Pieroux Z, and Saturday at Thunderbird Show Park’s Western Family, the chestnut Zangersheide (Silver Deux de Virton H D C—Elize de Brinco) showed yet another dimension in winning the Crooks Show Jumping 7-Year-Old Showcase, the day’s feature in the Fort Grand Prix Arena. […]
Ashley Arnoldt ‘Lights Up’ DHP Canadian Hunter Derby
8.07.22 | Ashley Arnoldt ‘Lights Up’ DHP Canadian Hunter Derby
Jennifer Arnoldt’s Light My Fire has found his calling in the hunter ring. The 10-year-old Hanoverian stallion was imported from Germany in March 2021 as a jumper, but after showing up to 1.35m in North America, his rider Ashley Arnoldt thought his talents might be better suited elsewhere. Now a top Amateur-Owner hunter and the […]
Student Beats Coach in 1.40m Welcome
8.07.22 | Student Beats Coach in 1.40m Welcome
Heading into the jump-off for the 1.40m Welcome at Thunderbird Show Park’s Western Family show, 19-year-old Brooke Morin (USA) knew she had a tough act to follow. Second to jump over Joey Rycroft’s (CAN) shortened course, Morin’s coach Kyle King (USA) had set a tough standard and was leading the class. But after his round, […]
Manifesting her Dreams: Ella McCaw Captures MarBill Hill U25 League 1.40m
3.07.22 | Manifesting her Dreams: Ella McCaw Captures MarBill Hill U25 League 1.40m
Chief is taking Ella McCaw (USA) to heights she never thought possible. Sunday afternoon at Thunderbird Show Park, the pair jumped to the win in the $15,000 MarBill Hill U25 League 1.40m during Thunderbird Show Park’s West Coast Classic. Clear rounds weren’t abundant in the difficult class, with only McCaw and Thursday’s U25 winner, Hayley […]
King Is Crowned in Grand Prix 1.40m
3.07.22 | King Is Crowned in Grand Prix 1.40m
Nine pairs jumped clear in the $20,000 Grand Prix 1.40m Sunday afternoon at Thunderbird Show Park. Hometown hero Kyle King (USA) made up one third of that lineup. With three attempts to top the class come jump-off time, King sealed the deal with the final horse on course, Dustin 254. “He was probably my most […]
Keith Captures MarBill Hill U25 League 1.40m
2.07.22 | Keith Captures MarBill Hill U25 League 1.40m
Kassidy Keith is making waves with Cheryl Keith’s Havana. The pair, proving their incredible bond established over six years, sped to the win in Saturday’s $5,000 MarBill Hill U25 League 1.40m. Over Peter Holmes’ speed track, the young athletes adapted their game plans to ride for the quickest first-round time in an effort to jump […]
Out with the Old, In with the New: Tulloch and Goodwin Top tbird Hunt & Handy
2.07.22 | Out with the Old, In with the New: Tulloch and Goodwin Top tbird Hunt & Handy
Juniors, amateurs and professionals alike took to the various sections of the $10,000 tbird Hunt & Handy Saturday afternoon in the Grand Hunter Arena at Thunderbird Show Park. Held first at the 3’6” fence height, followed by the 3’ to 3’3” fence heights, competitors tried their hand at a track designed by Kirsten Rodel meant to […]
Not Always Easy: Prather Prevails in 1.40m Welcome
1.07.22 | Not Always Easy: Prather Prevails in 1.40m Welcome
Long-term partnerships are becoming synonymous with the West Coast Classic in 2022. Friday afternoon, Justin Prather (CAN) took the victory in the $5,000 1.40m Welcome at Thunderbird Show Park aboard EZ Ace, a horse he’s had since it was just three years old. Over the Peter Holmes-designed track on the Fort Grand Prix Arena, 10 […]
Mercer Masters MarBill Hill U25 League 1.35m
30.06.22 | Mercer Masters MarBill Hill U25 League 1.35m
If someone had told Hayley Mercer (CAN) she would be winning U25 classes with her partner Crown Royal when she bought him as a 5-year-old, she probably would not have believed it. Thursday afternoon at Thunderbird Show Park, the now 11-year-old Canadian Sport Horse gelding, did precisely that, helping her secure the win in the $5,000 […]
Fernandez Is First Again in CSIOJ* BB Equestrian Junior Grand Prix
5.06.22 | Fernandez Is First Again in CSIOJ* BB Equestrian Junior Grand Prix
A day after topping the podium in the CSIOJ* Junior Nations Cup at tbird, Federica Fernandez (MEX) finished on top again in the CSIOJ* BB Equestrian Junior Grand Prix, the final event of the Odlum Brown BC Open’s international division for junior riders. Fernandez, 16, and Seltique bested a compact jump-off field that saw just […]
Ireland Excels in CSIO5* Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ of Canada
5.06.22 | Ireland Excels in CSIO5* Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ of Canada
Langley, BC – Ireland is at home at Thunderbird Show Park. Chef d’Equipe Michael Blake’s squad has made the podium in every Nations Cup event since 2017, and they recorded a second win in that span Sunday at Thunderbird Show Park, running away with the 2022 Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ of Canada. “Every result here […]
Mexico Shows Mature Poise in CSIOJ* Junior Nations Cup
4.06.22 | Mexico Shows Mature Poise in CSIOJ* Junior Nations Cup
Heading into the second round of the CSIOJ Nations Cup, Team Mexico needed a rally. The four-rider squad of Sofia Michel, Ana Sofia Legorreta Hernandez, Federica Fernandez and Xaviera Maurer Buch sat behind both Canada and the United States on a score of 9, and Chef d’Equipe Mark Laskin needed to keep his squad focused. […]
Teddy Z Takes a “Schott” at CSI2* tbird Grand Prix
4.06.22 | Teddy Z Takes a “Schott” at CSI2* tbird Grand Prix
Callie Schott (USA) has taken some time to get to know Teddy Z—not because she and the 11-year-old Zangersheide gelding weren’t initially seeing eye to eye. Instead, the established professional—a longtime assistant to Olympic gold medalist Beezie Madden (USA) before taking up the job as professional at Southern Arches—was dealing with injury. Schott was out […]
Coyle Flies to CSIO5* tbird Cup Victory
4.06.22 | Coyle Flies to CSIO5* tbird Cup Victory
Langley, BC – As the 12 combinations took on the jump-off of the CSIO5* tbird Cup Saturday at Thunderbird Show Park, the standard got faster and faster. But Daniel Coyle (IRL) admitted, his mount Oak Grove’s Carlyle isn’t always a fan of picking up the pace. “He doesn’t like to go fast. He’s a strange horse that […]
Bond “Risks It” for the Win in CSI2* Friends of tbird
3.06.22 | Bond “Risks It” for the Win in CSI2* Friends of tbird
Ashlee Bond (ISR) knew that she had done her homework right with Contefina LVF in the CSI2* Friends of tbird to kick off international competition Friday in the Thunderbird Jumper Arena. Bond and the 10-year-old American Holsteiner mare bested a 19-horse jump-off by more than three seconds, crossing the timers of Peter Holmes’ (CAN) shortened […]
Efficient CSIO5* West Coast Cup Win for Jacqueline Steffens and Cat Ninja
3.06.22 | Efficient CSIO5* West Coast Cup Win for Jacqueline Steffens and Cat Ninja
Cat Ninja gave Jacqueline Steffens (CAN) her fist individual five-star victory in December at Thermal (USA). The duo added a second Friday at tbird in the CSIO5* West Coast Cup. In a class with 10 clear first rounds, just three combinations could execute a second clear effort over Peter Holmes’ (CAN) shortened 1.45m track. Smart […]
Pair of Firsts Come for Farrington in CSIO5* Longines Grand Prix
3.06.22 | Pair of Firsts Come for Farrington in CSIO5* Longines Grand Prix
Langley, BC – The list of five-star grand prix victories for World Kent Farrington (USA) is lengthy. But the World No. 7 recorded a new milestone Friday at Thunderbird Show Park, when the Olympic silver medalist recorded his first five-star grand prix victory at Thunderbird Show Park, riding his own Orafina to the top of the […]
Robert Blanchette (IRL) and Carnlea Premier Balou win $1,000 CSI2* tbird Welcome 1.40m
2.06.22 | Robert Blanchette (IRL) and Carnlea Premier Balou win $1,000 CSI2* tbird Welcome 1.40m
Robert Blanchette (IRL) and Carnlea Premier Balou kicked off the day with a win in the $1,000 CSI2* tbird Welcome 1.40m, the 8-year-old gelding’s international debut. According to JUMPR App, Blanchette jumps clear 60% of the time in international classes at the 1.40m height, finishing in the top 10 55% of the time since 2015. […]
Farrington Trains For Success in CSIO5* Happy Welcome
2.06.22 | Farrington Trains For Success in CSIO5* Happy Welcome
World No. 7 Kent Farrington (USA) used the $8,800 CSIO5* Happy Welcome 1.45m as a training opportunity for rising talent Chato Lou. “He’s a younger horse I have coming up. He’s naturally very fast,” Farrington said. “I’m actually trying to train him a little bit to learn to keep his keep his mind under control and […]
Swail Sweeps in for CSIO5* Nations Welcome Win
2.06.22 | Swail Sweeps in for CSIO5* Nations Welcome Win
Langley, BC – Conor Swail (IRL) entered Thunderbird Show Park’s Fort Grand Prix Arena for the $37,200 CSIO5* Nations Welcome 1.50m aboard Theo 160 with one objective in mind. “His job today was to win, and I know that if I do it right, he does it right, and we have a good chance,” Swail said. “Thankfully it […]
Anya Bereznicki Makes Back-to-Back Wins in the MarBill Hill U25 1.40m
29.05.22 | Anya Bereznicki Makes Back-to-Back Wins in the MarBill Hill U25 1.40m
Anya Bereznicki (CAN) refuses to bring her “princess” mare Diazella out for more than two classes per competition. Less has proven to be more. Bereznicki, 18, and her 14-year-old Holsteiner mare won the two classes they contested at tbird’s Canadian Premier, capturing the $15,000 MarBill Hill U25 1.40m Sunday after winning Friday’s U25 speed contest. […]
Swail and Nadal Hero & DB Repeat in CSI5* Winning Round 1.50m
29.05.22 | Swail and Nadal Hero & DB Repeat in CSI5* Winning Round 1.50m
Sunday was a good day to be named Nadal. Across the Atlantic, tennis legend Rafael Nadal won his fourth round match at the French Open; he seeks his 14th win in the tennis major. At tbird, Conor Swail’s (IRL) Nadal Hero & DB won his second five-star event of the week; the 9-year-old chestnut stallion […]
Jordan Coyle and Ariso Prove Uncatchable in CSI5* MLSJ Grand Prix
29.05.22 | Jordan Coyle and Ariso Prove Uncatchable in CSI5* MLSJ Grand Prix
Langley, BC – May 29, 2022 – In a jump-off of 10 of North America’s finest riders, at first glance, it appeared as though the $218,000 CSI5* Major League Show Jumping Grand Prix at Thunderbird Show Park would be decided only after the lead had changed hands several times. No one told Jordan Coyle (IRL). Returning second over […]
Daniel Coyle Makes It a Double in $37,000 Grand Prix CSI2*
28.05.22 | Daniel Coyle Makes It a Double in $37,000 Grand Prix CSI2*
The first class of the day Saturday invited CSI2* athletes back to the Fort Grand Prix Arena for the $37,000 Grand Prix CSI2*. With 41 entries coming forward, the field was competitive and Grant’s course was built for the occasion. With tricky elements challenging both horse and rider on course, rails fell everywhere across the […]
Team Helios Hails Major League Show Jumping Season Opener
28.05.22 | Team Helios Hails Major League Show Jumping Season Opener
Langley, BC – May 28, 2022 – The feature event of the 2022 Canadian Premier welcomed spectators to the Fort Grand Prix Arena at Thunderbird Show Park for the $200,000 Major League Show Jumping (MLSJ) Team Competition CSI5*. Eight MLSJ teams took turns jumping a challenging 1.50m track designed by Canada’s Peter Grant to vie for a podium […]
Bereznicki Bests $5,000 MarBill Hill U25 1.40m
27.05.22 | Bereznicki Bests $5,000 MarBill Hill U25 1.40m
Young riders had their second chance at scoring the top spot in their division in the $5,000 MarBill Hill U25 1.40m. Moved into the Thunderbird Jumper Arena to preserve the pristine conditions on the grass, 28 young athletes took on the 1.40m track, set in a speed format, and attempted to navigate the course clear […]
Daniel Coyle Dominates All-Irish Podium in $37,000 Grand Prix Qualifier CSI2*
27.05.22 | Daniel Coyle Dominates All-Irish Podium in $37,000 Grand Prix Qualifier CSI2*
The luck of the Irish began early Friday with the $37,000 Grand Prix Qualifier CSI2*, welcoming 51 competitors and concluding with an all-Irish podium topped by Daniel Coyle and Ivory TCS. Riders were intentional while also practical, keeping their tracks efficient without dropping rails in attempt to qualify for Saturday’s $37,000 Grand Prix CSI2*. Coyle […]
Conor Swail Shines Brightly in $8,800 Maui Jim 1.45m Speed CSI5*
27.05.22 | Conor Swail Shines Brightly in $8,800 Maui Jim 1.45m Speed CSI5*
Beginning Friday’s competition for the CSI5* athletes, 21 pairs took on the $8,800 Maui Jim 1.45m Speed CSI5* in the Fort Grand Prix Arena. Over an 11-obstacle track designed by Grant, Rawlins and Wong, speed was the name of the game, a game that Ireland’s Conor Swail understood well. Aboard a newer mount, Nadal Hero […]
Nassar Nabs Win in CabanaCoast 1.50m Jump-Off CSI5*
27.05.22 | Nassar Nabs Win in CabanaCoast 1.50m Jump-Off CSI5*
Langley, BC – May 27, 2022 – International competition resumed Friday at Thunderbird Show Park as athletes braved the rain to jump for significant prize money and coveted qualification for the weekend’s biggest classes. The Fort Grand Prix Arena held three FEI classes, all of which brought thrilling sport to spectators. The day concluded with the […]
Riddle Rides to First FEI Win in Two Phase 1.40m CSI2*
26.05.22 | Riddle Rides to First FEI Win in Two Phase 1.40m CSI2*
Opening FEI competition Thursday morning was the $1,000 Two Phase 1.40m CSI2* with Maddy Riddle (CAN) and her mount Cato Minor J, a 15-year-old Westphalian, capturing the rider’s first ever FEI victory. Fifty-eight horse-and-rider combinations tested the Peter Grant-designed track. Featuring 12 numbered obstacles in total, the course allowed riders to navigate the first seven […]
Korotkin Cruises to Capture Two Phase 1.40m CSI5* to Kick Off Major League Show Jumping
26.05.22 | Korotkin Cruises to Capture Two Phase 1.40m CSI5* to Kick Off Major League Show Jumping
Langley, BC – May 26, 2022 – FEI competition commenced Thursday as competitors brought forth their mounts for the opening day of Major League Show Jumping (MLSJ) at Thunderbird Show Park. Winning the first CSI5* event, the $1,000 Two Phase 1.40m CSI5*, was Tanner Korotkin (USA) and NE – President Van Koekshof. Eighty competitors came forward in […]
Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup 2022
14.03.22 | Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup 2022
The Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup returns to Langley for 2022 during the Odlum Brown BC Open tournament in June. After having to cancel the event for the past two years due to Public Health Orders surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, we look forward to hosting this esteemed event once again at tbird!
Major League Show Jumping kicks off the 2022 circuit atThunderbird Show Park
14.03.22 | Major League Show Jumping kicks off the 2022 circuit atThunderbird Show Park
WHAT IS MLSJ? Major League Show Jumping or “the League” in short was created as a unique opportunity to elevate 5* Show Jumping in North America. In partnership with some of the top hosting venues in Canada, the USA and Mexico,
ShowPlus Protection
14.03.22 | ShowPlus Protection
Protect Your Passion. All competitors, horse and rider, are now protected at tbird through ShowPlus protection in case of injury. ShowPlus is the first protection program of its kind, helping show organizers shield their competitors from the uncertainties that come with equestrian sport.Since its inception in 2020,.
Entries Opening for 2022 Show Season
14.03.22 | Entries Opening for 2022 Show Season
FEB 15
April Season Opener,Canadian Premier & BC Open
MAR 22
Summer Fort Welcome, Classic & Festival
MAR 29
West Coast Classic, WesternFamily, Harvest Celebration & BCHJA Fall Finale

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