World’s elite riders coming to Thunderbird

700 jumpers expected at Langley show park for the Longines FEI World Cup Qualifier this Sunday

One of the biggest days in Langley’s equestrian history is coming to Thunderbird Show Park.

Elite riders from all over the world, including as far away as South America and Egypt, will be competing in the Longines FEI World Cup Qualifier on Sunday, Aug. 16.

More than 700 competitors and their horses are expected to descend on the Langley show park this weekend with the main event taking place on Sunday.

Thunderbird wants to make this a family-friendly event, so they are welcoming spectators by the carload for $10 per vehicle, and will have kids entertainment going all day.

Spectators will need to arrive early for grandstand seating, but there will be ample opportunity for tailgating and picnics.

If you don’t bring your own food, there will be a number of food trucks on site. Besides the world-class equestrian show, there will also be face painting, pony rides and a petting zoo.

Opening ceremonies get underway at 1 p.m. Thunderbird Show Park is located at 24550 72 Ave. For more info go to www.tbird.ca