Equestrian

Kassidy Keith and Havana won the $36,900 tbird 1.45m at the BCHJA Fall Finale on Friday, Oct. 1. (Photo by tbird/Quinn Saunders)
Kassidy Keith and Havana won the $36,900 tbird 1.45m at the BCHJA Fall Finale on Friday, Oct. 1. (Photo by tbird/Quinn Saunders)
Conor Swail (IRL) and Vital Chance de la Roque won the $150,000 W Longines FEI Jumping World Cup Vancouver at Thunderbird Show Park in Langley on Sunday, Sept. 26. (tbird/Quinn Saunders)
Conor Swail (IRL) and Vital Chance de la Roque won the $150,000 W Longines FEI Jumping World Cup Vancouver at Thunderbird Show Park in Langley on Sunday, Sept. 26. (tbird/Quinn Saunders)
Tiffany Foster and Galino won the $15,000 1.45m at Thunderbird Show Park’s Harvest Celebration on Saturday. (tbird/Quinn Saunders)

VIDEO: Tiffany Foster and Galino lead wire to wire in win at Langley’s tbird

Pair take 1.45m at Thunderbird Show Park’s Harvest Celebration

Tiffany Foster and Galino won the $15,000 1.45m at Thunderbird Show Park’s Harvest Celebration on Saturday. (tbird/Quinn Saunders)
Conor Swail and Theo 160 were best in the $75,000 tbird Cup 1.50m. (Quinn Saunders/tbird)

VIDEO: Conor Swail continues hot streak at Langley’s Thunderbird Show Park

Rider takes $75,000 tbird Cup for second four-star win in as many days

Conor Swail and Theo 160 were best in the $75,000 tbird Cup 1.50m. (Quinn Saunders/tbird)
Tbird president Chris Pack said a huge amount of work had to be done to get ready for this weekend’s Longines FEI World Cup NAL qualifer. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Thunderbird raced to get ready for prestigious World Cup jumping event

Show park had five weeks to host 25 elite international riders

Tbird president Chris Pack said a huge amount of work had to be done to get ready for this weekend’s Longines FEI World Cup NAL qualifer. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Tiffany Foster and Northern Light clear a jump during the $600,000 BMO Nations Cup at The 2021 Spruce Meadows Masters Tournament. (Kim Gaudry/special to Langley Advance Times)
Tiffany Foster and Northern Light clear a jump during the $600,000 BMO Nations Cup at The 2021 Spruce Meadows Masters Tournament. (Kim Gaudry/special to Langley Advance Times)
Daniel Coyle waved to the crowd at Thunderbird Show Park in Langley as he took his victory gallop after winning the Longines FEI Jumping World Cup in 2019. (Langley Advance Times/file)
Daniel Coyle waved to the crowd at Thunderbird Show Park in Langley as he took his victory gallop after winning the Longines FEI Jumping World Cup in 2019. (Langley Advance Times/file)
Lauren Barwick of Aldergrove and Sandrino rode to a sixth-place finish in the Individual Freestyle on Monday, Aug. 30, at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games in Japan. (Jon Stroud Media/special to Langley Advance Times)
Lauren Barwick of Aldergrove and Sandrino rode to a sixth-place finish in the Individual Freestyle on Monday, Aug. 30, at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games in Japan. (Jon Stroud Media/special to Langley Advance Times)
Robert Blanchette and Chardonnay won the $100,000 Volvo Canada Cup at Langley’s Thunderbird Show Park on Saturday, Aug 28. (Quinn Saunders/tbird/special to Langley Advance Times)
Robert Blanchette and Chardonnay won the $100,000 Volvo Canada Cup at Langley’s Thunderbird Show Park on Saturday, Aug 28. (Quinn Saunders/tbird/special to Langley Advance Times)
Noni Hartvikson training her farm in South Langley. Riding for Canada, Hartvikson helped boost the team into the top-10 at the Paralympics in Tokyo. (Courtney Palleson/special to Langley Advance Times)
Noni Hartvikson training her farm in South Langley. Riding for Canada, Hartvikson helped boost the team into the top-10 at the Paralympics in Tokyo. (Courtney Palleson/special to Langley Advance Times)
South Langley rider Nonie Hartvikson and Onyx set the pace for Canada in day one of the Team Test on Aug. 28, at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games in Japan. (Jon Stroud Media/special to Langley Advance Times)
South Langley rider Nonie Hartvikson and Onyx set the pace for Canada in day one of the Team Test on Aug. 28, at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games in Japan. (Jon Stroud Media/special to Langley Advance Times)
Vanessa Mannix and Catinka 25 won the $100,000 ATCO Cup 1.50m at Thunderbird Show Park’s Summer Fort Classic on Sunday, Aug. 22. (Quinn Saunders/tbird)
Vanessa Mannix and Catinka 25 won the $100,000 ATCO Cup 1.50m at Thunderbird Show Park’s Summer Fort Classic on Sunday, Aug. 22. (Quinn Saunders/tbird)
Brian Morton (CAN) and Chili Pepper SM won the $15,000 Kubota Canada Winning Round. (tbird/Quinn Saunders)

Brian Morton and Chili Pepper, Kassidy Keith and Havana win events at tbird

Morton celebrates win on ‘home turf,’ Keith calls Havana ‘sweetest horse in the barn’

Brian Morton (CAN) and Chili Pepper SM won the $15,000 Kubota Canada Winning Round. (tbird/Quinn Saunders)
Conor Swail and Theo 160 win again in the $37,000 CSI3* Steel-Craft Doors Cup 1.50m at the Summer Fort Classic. (Quinn Saunders/tbird)

Second win for Swail at tbird

Placed first in $37,000 Steel-Craft Doors Cup

Conor Swail and Theo 160 win again in the $37,000 CSI3* Steel-Craft Doors Cup 1.50m at the Summer Fort Classic. (Quinn Saunders/tbird)
Conor Swail and Theo 160 won the $37,000 George & Dianne Tidball Legacy at the tbird Summer Fort Classic in Langley. (Quinn Saunders/tbird)
Conor Swail and Theo 160 won the $37,000 George & Dianne Tidball Legacy at the tbird Summer Fort Classic in Langley. (Quinn Saunders/tbird)
For the first time in 10 months, international competition will return to Thunderbird Show Park in Langley, and with it, fans in the stands. (Langley Advance Tines fie)

Fans return to stands as Langley’s tbird welcomes first international competition in 10 months

Chris Pack ‘excited to welcome our guests back’ to Fort Classic at Thunderbird starting Wednesday

For the first time in 10 months, international competition will return to Thunderbird Show Park in Langley, and with it, fans in the stands. (Langley Advance Tines fie)
Valley Therapeutic Equestrian Association president Lynn Moseley gives the non-profit’s horses a treat. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Aldergrove Star)

Helping and healing at Aldergrove’s Valley Therapeutic

Equestrian association is keeping busy with visits and appointments throughout summer

Valley Therapeutic Equestrian Association president Lynn Moseley gives the non-profit’s horses a treat. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Aldergrove Star)