Major League Show Jumping Makes its Tbird Debut during the Canadian Premier CSI 5* & 2*!

Langley, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada — May 24, 2026 — For the first time in its history, Thunderbird Show Park will host two consecutive weeks of five-star show jumping during the Canadian Premier CSI5* & CSI2* and Odlum Brown BC Open CSIO5* & CSI2*

Kicking off Tuesday, May 24, the Canadian Premier will bring Major League Show Jumping (MLSJ) to Langley for its British Columbia debut. Launched in 2021, MLSJ has brought innovative team competition to 10 events across Canada, the United States and Mexico and increased access and opportunity to five-star competition for riders residing in North America. 

Among the teams are the ShowPlus® Northern Lights, which, supported by riders and investors, was founded with an interest in the growth of Canadian high performance show jumping. tbird regulars Vanessa Mannix (CAN), Darrin Dlin (CAN) and Sean Jobin (CAN), along with Juan Ortiz (VEN) and U25 riders Sam Walker (CAN) and Taylor St Jacques (CAN), make up the Northern Lights, who will square off against seven other MLSJ squads the evening of Saturday, May 25 in the Fort Grand Prix Arena. Three of the World’s top 15 riders are represented on MLSJ teams, including World No. 5 Conor Swail (IRL)—tbird’s winningest rider—No. 7 Kent Farrington (USA), and No. 14 Daniel Bluman (ISR).

Sunday, May 26 will bring five-star competition to a climax with the $218,000 MLSJ Grand Prix CSI 5*. Tickets for both events are on sale now at tbird.ca/tickets

The jam-packed Canadian Premier schedule will also include two-star competition, with the CSI2* $37,000 Grand Prix featuring Saturday morning, as well as the return of the MarBill Hill U25 League. Across the show park, World Championship Hunter Rider (WCHR) competition will showcase the area’s best show hunters, along with the $5,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby.

All featured classes from the Fort Grand Prix Arena will be live streamed on MLSJ TV. Don’t miss a minute of the action!

Featured Classes

Wednesday, May 25

  • $5,000 MarBill Hill U25 1.35m

Thursday, May 26

  • $5,000 $5000 Amy Brattebo Real Estate USHJA National Hunter Derby
  • CSI2* $1,000 1.40m
  • CSI5* $1,000 1.40m Welcome

Friday, September 24

  • CSI2* $37,000 Grand Prix Qualifier
  • CSI5* $8,800 Maui Jim 1.45m Speed
  • $5,000 MarBill Hill U25 1.40m
  • CSI 5* $73,400 1.50m Jump-Off

Saturday, September 25

  • CSI2* $37,000 Grand Prix
  • CSI5* MLSJ Team Competition

Sunday, September 26

  • $15,000 MarBill Hill U25 1.40m
  • CSI5* $73,000 Winning Round
  • CSI5* $218,000 MLSJ Grand Prix

Source: Press Release from Major League Show Jumping

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