See top horses and riders compete in the Spruce Meadows North American CSI*****, July 4–8, in Calgary, Canada. The event also offers a variety of activities for families to enjoy, including pony rides, face painting, wagon rides and shopping; www.sprucemeadows.com.
Head to The Plains, Virginia, July 6–8, to see world-class eventers take on a course in the heart of horse country at the Great Meadow International—the only North American leg of the FEI Nations Cup™ Eventing series; www.greatmeadowinterna tional.com.
Recognize your horse shoer’s good work during the 20th annual Farriers Week, July 8–14. Deserving shoers will be featured in the Farriers Spotlight; www.americanfarriers.com/spotlight.
Experience The Event at Rebecca Farm, July 18–22, in Kalispell, MT. Novice through Intermediate horse trials will be contested simultaneously with two- and three-star FEI-level divisions. In addition, riders ages 12 through 21 will vie for individual and team medals during the Adequan/FEI North American Junior and Young Rider Eventing Championships, which will run concurrently with The Event for the second consecutive year; www.rebeccafarm.org.
Watch the best junior hunters in the country put their skills to the test in handy hunter, classic and under-saddle phases of the U.S. Junior Hunter National Championships. The West Coast event takes place July 23–24 in Del Mar, CA. The East Coast competition is July 30–31 in Saugerties, NY; www.usef.org.
Attend the Pony Club Championships East, July 25–29, at the Tryon International Equestrian Center in Spring Mills, NC. Members will compete as teams in seven different disciplines: dressage, eventing, show jumping, games, polocrosse, tetrathlon and quiz; www.ponyclub.org.