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​​​​Riders in the Canadian Pacific International completed eight clear rounds to raise $80,000 for the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Scott Brash and Ursula XII jumped three clear rounds on their way to winning the $2 million CP International, the final event of Masters week and the conclusion to Spruce Meadows' 41st season.

CP's Clear Rounds for Heart initiative donates $10,000 for each clear round jumped, including clear jumping rounds that include time faults. Since its inception in 2014, CP's Clear Rounds for Heart has raised $540,000 for hearth health research and care.

During Masters weekend, CP hosted family-friendly activities including its two mini-trains, the Little General and Puffer Belly Express, and Passport to Heart Health where participants collected stamps by completing heart healthy activities. CP donated $10 for each completed passport, raising another $7,040 for the Heart and Stroke Foundation.​

Money raised at the tournament will support life-saving research led by Dr. Lori West, Director of Heart and Transplant Research at the University of Alberta. Dr. West is recognized around the world as a pioneer in infant heart transplants. Her discovery that newborns are able to accept mismatched donor hearts has resulted in an expansion of the donor pool and emergence of a new infant heart transplantation practice worldwide.

Meet Ian Millar, International Show Jumping icon and CP Ambassador

Ian Millar has been a member of the Canadian equestrian team for over 40 years, representing Canada in 15 World Cup Finals, every Nations Cup event held since he was first named to the team, and has donned the red coat for Canada at six World Championships.

What Ian is perhaps best known for is his unprecedented Olympic record. Ian earned his first Olympic Medal in 2008 at age 61, setting a record for the oldest show jumper to stand on the podium at the Olympics.

Ian represents excellence, passion and precision and since 2014, Ian has been a voice for CP's community program CP Has Heart​.   Learn more about Ian Millar​.​​​

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​About the event

Our multi-year commitment to Spruce Meadows, a world-class equestrian facility located near Calgary, includes title sponsorship of:

  • the Canadian Pacific Grand Prix, the signature event at the annual Continental Tournament on Sunday, June 19, 2016
  • the Canadian Pacific International, which boasts the largest prize money - $2 million -  at the Masters tournament on Sunday, September 11, 2016​

As one of the founding sponsors, CP has a long history with Spruce Meadows, from the 1971 feedlot purchased by the Southern family to today's world-class equestrian facility. CP and Spruce Meadows have a lot more in common than history alone. Both companies are driven by passion, precision, excellence and a commitment to giving back to the community. We are proud to continue working alongside this incredible family.

About past tournaments

In the three years of CP's sponsorship, $538,000 has been raised in support of heart health.

2016 CP International

Champion: Scott Brash and Ursula XII

$88,000 raised for the Heart &Stroke Foundation towards heart transplant research.

2016 CP Grand Prix

Champion: Peter Lutz and his horse Robin de Ponthual

$53,000 raised for the Alberta Children's Hospital towards pediatric cardiac care and research.

2015 CP International

Champion: Scott Brash and his horse Hello Sanctos

$155,000 raised for the Alberta Children's Hospital towards pediatric cardiac care and research.

2014 CP International

Champion: Ian Millar and his horse Dixson

$210,000 raised for the Heart & Stroke Foundation to place Automated External Defibrillators (AED) and provide lifesaving training where Calgary-area youth learn, play and gather.

2014 CP Grand Prix

Champion: McLain Ward and his horse Rothchild

$120,000 raised for the Heart & Stroke Foundation to place Automated External Defibrillators (AED) and provide lifesaving training where Calgary-area youth learn, play and gather.