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The International

Postby Coyote » Wed Dec 12, 2012 5:01 pm

The International returning to Omaha

Omaha World Herald's John Ferak wrote:One of the country's top equestrian competitions returns to Omaha in April, and organizers anticipate a bigger turnout.

The International Omaha will take place April 11 to 13 at the CenturyLink Center and could draw more than 100 riders from across the United States and a handful of international countries. More than 90 riders from 18 different states and three Canadian provinces came to Omaha for last spring's inaugural two-day competition. About 8,700 fans attended.
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Postby iamjacobm » Tue Dec 03, 2013 5:23 pm

http://www.omaha.com/article/20131203/NEWS/131209647/1685#omaha-enters-bid-for-2017-world-equestrian-finals

Omaha may play host to an international equestrian competition in 2017 — that is, if the CenturyLink Center can beat out venues in London, Hong Kong and a Dutch city called 's-Hertogenbosch.

The Switzerland-based Fédération Equestre Internationale announced this week that it is considering bids from those four cities to host its 2017 World Cup Finals.

Both Omaha and London have said they would host the organization's show jumping and dressage finals. Hong Kong has put in a bid to host only the jumping event, while 's-Hertogenbosch has bid to host dressage, the “horse dancing” event that requires riders and horses to perform specific movements.


Local equestrian enthusiasts have been pushing to land more major events in Omaha. The International, a two-day horse jumping competition held in April, attracted about 140 riders from the U.S., Canada, Germany, Ireland and South America – and an estimated 17,000 spectators. About 8,500 of those were paid ticket holders.

The World Cup would be much larger, running for four days, attracting participants from across the world and having an estimated attendance of 80,000. Past events in other cities have attracted more than 70,000 people.

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Postby Brad » Tue Dec 03, 2013 6:36 pm

In the running with London and Hong Kong doesn't suck!!!
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Postby MadMartin8 » Tue Dec 03, 2013 6:54 pm

That'd be huge to draw that many people from around the globe. With any luck, Shamrock will be done by that time as well to get people some things to do around the area.
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Postby nebugeater » Tue Dec 03, 2013 7:32 pm

MadMartin8 wrote:That'd be huge to draw that many people from around the globe. With any luck, Shamrock will be done by that time as well to get people some things to do around the area.



Lest see them get the bid first.  

Would be great to get and I bet they have a better chance than those in the "big" city's would guess
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Postby bigredmed » Wed Dec 04, 2013 9:11 am

nebugeater wrote:
MadMartin8 wrote:That'd be huge to draw that many people from around the globe. With any luck, Shamrock will be done by that time as well to get people some things to do around the area.



Lest see them get the bid first.  

Would be great to get and I bet they have a better chance than those in the "big" city's would guess


Better than the US cities, but the Dutch will sway the European votes as Amsterdam has an established place in the European equestrian circuit.  I was in Amsterdam as they were getting set up for a competition.  I didn't know that Mercedes and BMW were so heavily into this.  Saw riding teams from both companies.

I would love to see this come here.  It would be great to co-operatively schedule events at the German American Society other European historical groups, and the Durham as well.  Show off our roots that don't involve long cons on Abe Lincoln and industrial scale prostitution.

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Postby icejammer » Wed Dec 04, 2013 10:41 am

bigredmed wrote:I didn't know that Mercedes and BMW were so heavily into this.  Saw riding teams from both companies.


Given the financial requirements to participate in this sport, it's little wonder that Mercedes and BMW are so heavily in this, as the only people that can afford this horseplay are the target audience for their high-end vehicles.
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Re: The International

Postby skinzfan23 » Tue Jun 10, 2014 1:20 pm

Omaha beats out 3 cities, including ‘s-Hertogenbosch, for equestrian world championship event

Omaha has been picked to host an equestrian world championship event, beating out Hong Kong and the Dutch city of ‘s-Hertogenbosch for the honor.

The four-day event will be held in spring 2017 at the CenturyLink Center and is expected to attract 80,000 people.

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Re: The International

Postby Coyote » Tue Jun 10, 2014 2:02 pm

:thumb: International exposure. Shamrock hotel will be finished...
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Re: The International

Postby MadMartin8 » Tue Jun 10, 2014 2:13 pm

Too awesome! All the more exposure to the city, and 80,000 people?! This is a mondo "get" for the city.







Coyote wrote:Shamrock hotel will be finished...


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Re: The International

Postby iamjacobm » Tue Jun 10, 2014 2:14 pm

Very cool!

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Re: The International

Postby HR Paperstacks » Sun May 08, 2016 11:19 pm

Postcard: Show Jumping at International Omaha

equisearch.com wrote:Raves, raves, raves! Everyone was saying good things about this weekend's ramped up International Omaha show, which was a test event for the 2017 World Cup finals at the state-of-the-art CenturyLink Center downtown.

The officials who will be part of the finals next year were going through their paces, seeing what works and what needs to be changed for the city's debut on the global equestrian scene 10 months from now.

Those who hadn't been to the facility previously were both awe-struck and impressed.

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Re: The International

Postby skinzfan23 » Mon May 09, 2016 8:43 am

Sounds like the reviews of CLink were outstanding. As is the case with most events, everyone who has been here is blown away with all that the complex and city have to offer.

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Re: The International

Postby zippy » Mon May 09, 2016 12:32 pm

Has anybody heard any updates on Caelinn Leahy? She was competing in the "High Junior" session on Saturday afternoon and took a bad fall. She was taken out on the back board, but was conscious when the ambulance left the arena.

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Re: The International

Postby iamjacobm » Sun Aug 14, 2016 2:05 pm

I would assume a number of the olympians competing in the jumping event right now will be in Omaha competing in less than a year.

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Re: The International

Postby choke » Fri Nov 04, 2016 11:07 pm

End of March, beginning of April. It might have been nice weather in May in Omaha but not probably not April 1st unless it's a fluke hot spell.


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