Competition highlights include the $100,000 International Omaha Grand Prix,$100,000 InIt2Winit Speed Jumping Series Championship and $50,000 Dressage Team Challenge in which six teams compete in a Grand Prix and Freestyle. New for 2019, the event schedule has been expanded to include Open Jumper classes and lower level dressage classes so riders can earn qualifying scores for Regional competitions.
Show Jumping Hall of Famer and famed equestrian coach, George Morris, is returning again this year to headline the Educational Showcase on Friday, April 5 at 4:45 p.m. He will be joined by internationally known dressage rider and trainer, Katherine Bateson-Chandler, who was a member of the U.S. Dressage Team at the 2010 FEI World Equestrian Games™ and trains with Olympic Gold and Silver medalist Carl Hester of Great Britain. Both showcase experts will also give free demo/mini clinics in the “Triple Crown Horse Discovery Zone” during the four-day event.
Featuring the Baird Holm Tailgate Lounge and food service area, the Boutique Shopping Village encourages shoppers to shop, eat, and then shop some more as they peruse the boutiques and shops while watching the top caliber horses and riders prepare for the competition. Grown-ups and children alike can wander through the Triple Crown Horse Discovery Zone (Education Expo) free of charge all weekend long to learn about the equine industry, health and science of horse management, and the unique aspects of various breeds in International Omaha’s Gallery of Breeds exhibit.
The Omaha Equestrian Foundation, a certified 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit foundation, has been committed to building a world-class equestrian experience, the International Omaha, a nationally sanctioned equestrian show jumping and dressage experience now going into its eight year. The successful growth of this event helped secure the bid to host the highly acclaimed 2017 FEI World Cup™ Finals which brought athletes and fans from all across the world to Omaha.