Battle of the Breeds

This year’s Spruce Meadows Masters in Calgary was another big, fun affair. Perfect weather, good crowds, spectacular international jumping competition and the entertaining TELUS Battle of the Breeds. Team Appaloosa finished in second place overall among 10 breed groups. Congratulations and thanks to the members shown here: Allie Sutton, Kaylee McLachlin, Kristin Lee and Lynn Johnson. It all came down to the last horse in the last class, so spectators were pretty enthused. The Appaloosa Horse Association of Alberta took care of an attractive exhibit at Equi-Faire and organized the team. The expected attendance mark of 200,000 people was surpassed and there were folks stopping by the booth who actually wanted information about buying Appaloosas…kind of a nice experience to find out that the mood “out there” is somewhat positive. I’ll be posting a few more photos in the blog album. Thanks to Laurie, Ann and Mary Lou for all your help!

Categories: Events /Spruce Meadows


  1. Lynn Johnson Said,

    September 19, 2011 @ 12:07 pm

    Great pictures Steve, thanks for coming up to Spruce Meadows and cheering on the team. It was a fantastic Battle.

  2. Kathy C Said,

    September 19, 2011 @ 12:24 pm

    Congrats and *very* impressed to see the one lady wearing her helmet. Bravo to her!!!

  3. Patti Said,

    September 26, 2011 @ 2:57 pm

    Congratulations Team Appaloosa! Thank you for showing what our horses can do.

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