Appaloosa Team Repeats as Most Versatile Breed
Telus Battle of the Breeds
The Appaloosa team defended their title as" Most Versatile Breed" by repeating to win the 2013 Telus Battle of the Breeds competiton at Spruce Meadows in Alberta.
Each year, during the “Masters” Tournament in September, more than ten breeds vie to be the most versatile breed of them all. It's the TELUS Battle of the Breeds! Each four-member team competes in the battle's 5 different events: Compulsory Skills, Precision Driving, Jeopardy Jumping, Barrel Racing and Trail Riding. Two riders from each team compete in each event, with points awarded according to placement. Riders must be well versed in both Western and English disciplines.
The TELUS Battle of the Breeds — an event unique to North America — is one of the most popular events at the Spruce Meadows “Masters” Tournament. It's touted as a friendly fight for bragging rights, but any of the competing riders will admit that it's serious competition once on course.
For more information: Spruce Meadows: Telus Battle of the Breeds