The Thunderbird Show Park's annual Summer Festival has hosted many memorable moments.
Here's a look at the most recent events held at Thunderbird Show Park.
Show jumpers representing four nations challenged the second FEI World Cup qualifier held at Thunderbird.
For American Richard Spooner (the eventual winner of the competition) and three-time Mexican Olympian, Jaime Azcarraga, this was a first trip to Langley.
Joining them in the hunt for FEI points was Oregon's Rich Fellers, who has made several trips north in the past few years, and Ireland's Jennifer Crooks, who recently returned from a European tour that included a team win in Copenhagen.
The track was tough and the time was fast. These elements provided the perfect afternoon out for one of the top speed riders in the world.
"It's the first time I've come up here and even if I hadn't won, I still would have been elated," explained Spooner, who also took the top spot in the $50,000 Fortress Paper Grand Prix the week before. "My horse, Cristallo, was fantastic for me today."
The $100,000 Keg Steakhouse & Bar World Cup Grand Prix awarded the largest purse ever offered at Thunderbird.
California's Ashlee Bond's big smile said it all.
"I thought it would be a great course for Cadett because he's been jumping really big and everything was on a forward stride," explained Bond, who took first place in the Keg Steakhouse & Bar World Cup.
Bond was third into the Grand Prix ring, riding ahead of Fellers, one of the best speed riders in the world.
"I knew who was behind me and there was a lot of people in the jump-off so I had to lay it down," Bond said.
Cadett 7 was flawless through each fence and an aggressive ride by Bond brought them home with a time of 34.23.
Fellers finished fifth after an early rail in his round.
After dominating the weekend events, Fellers was the one to beat going into the $75,000 Keg Steakhouse & Bar Grand Prix.
Fellers, on both Kilkenny Rindo and Flexible, joined Calgary's Emily George, on Quidam's Ramiro, for the jump off to close out the competition.
On Rindo to start, Fellers knocked the first fence down, but went on to deliver a time of 39.78.
George and Ramiro had a perfect round until coming to the final fence with a little too much steam and posting four faults.
Fellers and his Irish stallion Flexible were the final competitors.
"I was in a great position," he said. "I had to be faster than Emily's 48.02 and leave all the fences up."
Delivering a smooth and flawless ride, the pair, one of the world's fastest, brought home a clear round in 45.34.
There were more than a few puddles, but a brave field of 23 riders took to the Grand Prix field for the $75,000 Keg Steakhouse & Bar Grand Prix.
Local riders, used to the wet weather, owned the day.
Richmond's Gary Brewster beat Langley's Andrea Strain for the top prize.
International course designer Peter Holmes shifted a few fences going into the jump off to give the two riders the best footing possible.
Strain led off with a careful round, giving the combination a good rub before finishing clear with three time faults.
With the final ride advantage, Brewster was able to better Strain's time and go clear to claim first place and the lion's share of the $75,000.
As spectators cheered him on, Eric Lamaze once again proved why he is one of the top show jumpers in the world.
With four horses in the main event of the $75,000 Keg Steakhouse & Bar Grand Prix at Thunderbird, Lamaze advanced two to the jump off and rode them to victory in first and second place.
It was under less than ideal skies that the afternoon's main event at Thunderbird Show Park got underway.
With a field of competitors including Pan American medalist and top Canadian show jumper, Lamaze, former Olympians Jonathan Asselin, Jorge Vesyuel, and Eddie Macken riding alongside a field of Canadian and international horse rider combinations, it promised to be a grand finale to the summer series.
Lamaze and his top mount, eight-year-old Dutch warmblood stallion Hickstead, was the team to beat and they didn't disappoint the crowd.
With twists and turns and an incredible pace, they delivered what would ultimately be the winning time of 40.78.
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