Working with our Horse Program

The Spruce Meadows Horse Program is pleased to offer a variety of sales horses available from young horses, Jr/Am friendly horses, up to Grand Prix level horses. To learn more about the horses we have available, please submit an inquiry and we will get back to you as soon as possible. Meanwhile, meet our team below!


Alex Grayton

Horse Program Professional

Alexander Grayton is an accomplished international Grand Prix rider, horse developer, coach, clinician, and horse salesman with a rich background in the world of show jumping. Graduating with a Bachelor of Science, Alexander shifted his focus from Oil & Gas Engineering to pursue his true passion for equestrian pursuits. Since 2006, he has dedicated himself to a professional career in show jumping, distinguishing himself as a prominent figure in the field. Rooted in strong fundamentals and guided by the teachings of some of the world's top trainers, Alexander continually integrates innovative ideas into his approach. His training philosophy is marked by a blend of analytical thinking, systematic methods, and compassionate care for the horses he works with. As rider and trainer for the Horse Program at Spruce Meadows in Calgary, Alberta, Alexander plays a pivotal role in shaping the success and reputation of the program. His commitment to excellence and his ability to nurture both horses and riders make him an integral part of the Spruce Meadows.

Brian Morton

Horse Program Professional

Brian Morton, a key member of the Spruce Meadows team, experienced a career resurgence after joining us. Originally from Vancouver, Brian, now 36, honed his competitive skills in Langley, marking a turning point when he started taking his professional career seriously. Since his move to Spruce Meadows, Brian has become a rider and trainer for the Horse Program, overseeing high-performance and developing horses. Notable victories include the Founders' Classic Grand Prix, where he triumphed with Crusador Z, a 13-year-old mare owned by Spruce Meadows. Brian's one-two punch includes Crusador and Firefly W, showcasing his versatility as a rider. Looking ahead, he aspires to represent Canada at championships like the World Championships and Olympic Games, reflecting the positive changes in the Canadian team's dynamics. Brian Morton's story is a testament to the transformative impact of Spruce Meadows on his career, emphasizing his dedication, passion for the sport, and aspirations for international success.

Andrew More

Horse Program Manager

Andrew More, an Equestrian Canada Licensed and NCCP Certified Competition Coach Specialist, entered the world of show jumping following the completion of his degree in International Relations from UBC. His journey in the sport led him overseas, where he spent several years immersed in riding and gaining insights into the intricacies of show jumping as both a sport and a business. As a nationally certified Competition Coach Specialist, Andrew boasts an impressive track record, including being the previous winner of the Talent Squad series for Western Canada and securing numerous grand prix victories. His commitment extends beyond the arena, actively participating in provincial and national-level sport associations to enhance support for riders and horses in their development. Andrew's dedication to ongoing study and continuous learning reflects his passion for the sport. Currently active in competitive riding within the hunter and jumper rings, Andrew's multifaceted involvement underscores his commitment to the holistic development of riders and horses under his guidance.


Upcoming 2024 Competitions

April 17-21 | April Season Opener at Thunderbird Show Park

May 9-12 | May Classic at Spruce Meadows

May 22-26 | Canadian Premier at Thunderbird Show Park 

June 6-9 | 'Continental' at Spruce Meadows

June 12-16 | 'National' at Spruce Meadows

June 26-30 | 'Pan American' at Spruce Meadows

July 3-7 | 'North American' at Spruce Meadows

August 7-11 | Summer Fort Welcome at Thunderbird Show Park 

August 14-18 | Summer Fort Classic at Thunderbird Show Park 

September 4-8 | 'Masters' at Spruce Meadows