Horses perform at Island 22 trials

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This long weekend will be busy one at the Island 22 Equestrian Park in Chilliwack, the site of the 24th annual Horse Trials.

The three-day event includes more than 130 horses and riders competing in dressage, cross-country and stadium jumping.

The dressage portion of the competition takes place Saturday.

The cross country portion takes place Sunday and is usually the most exciting for spectators as horses and riders gallop over 80 acres of ditches and jumps (including the well known water jump, a popular gathering place for crowds).

The Sunday festivities include a barbecue hosted by the Island 22 committee, starting at 6 p.m. with live entertainment from ‘Just Smokin.’

Tickets for the BBQ can be purchased on site Saturday and Sunday. Monday brings show jumping, an event that challenges a horse’s stamina after two tough days of competition. Each day of competition will run from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. with a concession stand on site.

The website for the Island 22 horse park can be found at http://island22horsepark.com/.

The park is at 45695 Cartmell Road.

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