Langley, British Columbia, Canada – October 14, 2020 – Eighty-two athletes and 126 horses representing six countries will take to the Fort Grand Prix field at Thunderbird Show Park this week for the inaugural Harvest Festival CSI 2*, Oct. 15–18.
The first FEI event in Canada this year after a pandemic paused 2020 season, the Harvest Festival features four days of international competition and over $180,000 in prize money, including a $20,000 U25 division. The week will culminate with the $73,000 ATCO Cup CSI 2* on Sunday, Oct. 18.
Top talent from across the country have made their way west for the final competition of tbird’s fall season, including Canadian Olympians Tiffany Foster, Beth Underhill, Yann Candele and Lisa Carlsen; Canadian team staples Ben Asselin and Spruce Meadows’ Brian Morton; American-come-BC-local Kyle King and British import Emily Ward; plus a host of local talent.
The Harvest Festival features three international and U25 classes, apiece. The $5,000 Canoe Financial 1.35m U25 (1:00 p.m. PT) and $37,000 Artisan Farms Welcome CSI 2* (4:00 p.m. PT) highlight Thursday’s schedule. Friday, Oct. 16 features the $5,000 1.40m U25 (3:00 p.m. PT) and Saturday, Oct. 17, the $37,000 Volvo Canada CSI 2* Night Class (6:30 p.m. PT). The week concludes with a double header on Sunday, Oct. 18 that includes the $10,000 1.40m U25 at 10:00 a.m. PT and the week’s feature event, the $73,000 ATCO Cup CSI 2*, at 2:00 p.m. PT.
Catch wall-to-wall coverage from the Fort Grand Prix Ring live on tbird TV, Thursday through Sunday.
Source: Press release from Thunderbird Show Park
Photo: © Thunderbird Show Park / Cara Grimshaw