View from the saddle: ride along in the Spruce Meadows derby

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Wednesday 27 March - 15h41 | Ian Clayton

View from the saddle: ride along in the Spruce Meadows derby

Today’s View from the Saddle comes from 2011 and the $175,000 Nexen Derby at Spruce Meadows in Canada. Local rider John Anderson rides Terrific in the competition which was originally laid out decades ago by the late British designer Pamela Carruthers based on the derby at Hickstead in England – which itself inspired the creation of the Canadian site. The derby features numerous obstacles and efforts over 995 meters of track, including the Spruce Meadows bank (pictured above) and Devil’s Dyke. 

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