Course Discourse Canada

International course designer Dave Ballard reviews select Canadian Grand Prix’s and discusses how the many facets of course design impacted the competition.

One of just 33 Level 4 FEI course designers in the world, Dave has worked at the world’s most prestigious events including the World Cup Final, Pan American Games, and the Olympics.

$86,000 Grand Prix – Caledon Cup Phase 3

We are back at Caledon Equestrian Park the $86,000 Grand Prix – Caledon Cup Phase 3. The weather is extremely hot and could play a role in the outcome of this class. There are 30 entries coming forward from the…

$35,000 Caledon Cup – Phase 2

Welcome to the Caledon Equestrian Park and the Canadian Show Jumping Tournament. This walk will be an extra walk because this will be the first indoor walk since we began 10 years ago. The class tonight will be the $35,000…

$25,000 Ram Equestrian Grand Prix

Welcome to Caledon Pan Am Equestrian Park and the Autumn Classic. Today we host the Ram Equestrian 1.40m Grand Prix and the prize money is $25,000. Welcome to Caledon Pan Am Equestrian Park and the Autumn Classic. Today we host the…

FEI 2* Groupby Grand Prix

As the Open Welcome on Thursday was an extremely good class, I am expecting no less for the feature class tonight. This will be a course that will be set at 1.45m or 4.9ft. We will see 28 entries and…

$86,600 Delta Hotel and Dwight Crane Grand Prix

Welcome to Angelstone Farm and another Saturday Night Lights Grand Prix. The class tonight will be the $86,600 Delta Hotel and Dwight Crane Grand Prix. This will be a FEI 3*rated class. The posted height is 1.60m and the speed…

$86,000 Kubota Grand Prix

I have just returned from four days of fishing on the French River and I am ready to walk the $86,000 Kubota Grand Prix at the Angelstone equestrian venue. This tournament will be a CSI3* event. One of the fun…

$50,000 FEI Jumper Classic

Welcome to the final summer festival grand prix at Palgrave, Ontario, where we will feature the Caledon Premier 2 CSI2*. This week will have well known Canadian riders and a mix of young professionals and young amateurs riding a couple…

$25,000 Summer Festival Grand Prix

After a couple of weeks off we are back at the Caledon Equestrian Park and the $25,000 Summer Festival Grand Prix. This will be a national rules grand prix and we will see a line up that will include some…

$20,000 Caledon Equestrian Park Grand Prix

We are back again with another Sunday afternoon grand prix in the Caledon Equestrian Park. This week we will feature the $20,000 Caledon Equestrian Park Grand Prix. This will be the second week with the grand prix set at the…

Vestrum Canada $25,000 Grand Prix

The Summer Classic at Palgrave is now underway. The weather is perfect at the moment and hopes are high that we will not see any rain for a change. During the build of the of the Vestrum Canada $25,000 Grand…

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