Past Meetup

Spruce Meadows Masters

Location image of event venue


Come and challenge your motion photographic skills under various lighting conditions in the horse ring. Friday night is the Mercedes Benz "Evening of the Horse" at Spruce Meadows. There are a wide variety of activities to shoot including barrel racing, a performing band (marching I assume), German State Stud Stallion performances, the $205,000 Encana cup (late afternoon bright light), the $75,000 ATCO Electric "Circuit" (six bar) later in the evening (possibly beautiful light to start and later artificial lights to challenge your skills) with the evening capped off by fireworks for those of you who have not yet shot your quota for this year. Spruce meadows is in the south end of Calgary and is easily reachable by riding the c-train (get off at the last station - Somerset/Bridlewood) and then taking the shuttle from the station to Spruce Meadows. There is also free on-site parking. Rush seating is $5.00 and can be paid at the gate (cash only) or tix can be purchased on-line. I phoned the facility and they confirmed that we can shoot right up at the rails as long as we are not blocking anyone's view and we do not sell the images for profit. There are activities going all day starting at 9:15am and ending with fireworks at 9:30, and the ENCANA cup starts at 5:30. Come as soon as you are able and stay as long as you like! I'm totally excited!!

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