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The International Omaha 
The International Omaha will host free daytime jumping competitions and family fun activities including a free expo, shopping, food, music and fun over the weekend of April 11th & 12th 2014 held at the CenturyLink in Omaha Nebraska.  Friday and Saturday evening ticketed events will feature spectacular opening ceremonies followed by the pinnacle evening competitions.

The RFD-TV Expo (free to the public)
The International Omaha is not only an incredible equestrian competition, but the RFD-TV Expo provides educational opportunities for emerging athletes and everyone of all ages. Come join us for shopping,  food, interactive displays and experience a one of a kind expo.

Interactive exhibits include:

American Paint Association “Paint Horse Pete”

Kiewit Foundation  U.S. Cavalry Association Exhibit – Join members of the United States Cavalry Association as they take you on a journey of Cavalry living history from the 1840′s to the 1940′s through interactive exhibits and hands-on historical artifacts.

The National Pony Club Exhibit – An introduction to this exciting sport where you will learn the basics of horse jumping rules, point scoring, obstacles, faults, disqualifications and types of courses. Measure a horse, learn about horse management and care, nutrition, grooming, riding safety and tack.

Gallery of Breeds-A face-to-muzzle encounter with horses sponsored by the McGowan Family Foundation. Hourly demonstrations of grooming, veterinary care, braiding a tail, farrier, horse trainer, Friesian breed used as a war horse and therapy horses will be featured. ( See below for demonstration times) . Featuring horses:  Percheron, Arbian, Friesian, miniatures, American Saddlebred, Fjord, Percheron/Thoroughbred Cross

Daytime Competition – Watch Speed and classic competition  (see below for times)

Entertainment -  Omaha Street Percussion, instrumental entertainment by Escape from Alcajazz  and Bobby Kunkle. (see below for time)

Parade of Horses – On Saturday, a showcase of horse breeds will be paraded in the practice arena. (see below for times)

Horse Talking Points – The Basic  The history of show jumping, facts and interesting information on horses is presented with an opportunity for questions and answers. (see below for times)

Gallery of Breeds Museum – Introduction by the Blue Ribbon Group of stall displays featuring tack and clothing for the English and Western disciplines

Touch-A-Tack – Touch and feel a bridle or a bit or a spur, examine the weight of a horsehoe, see the grains and hay a horse eats, compare a horse brush to your own.

Mane Street – Where English Meets Western – An interactive exhibit where you can learn the differences between the two disciplines of riding – English and Western  through their tack, clothing, and movement of the horse. Try on clothes and have your “antique” photo taken, sit on the two types of saddles, pose in a western and english riding photo, meet a veterinary technician and learn about the digestive system and aging a horse. Members of the Morgans Club will offer hands-on kids horse activites and the Douglas County Historical Society will present a historical perspective of equine history.

CenturyLink Horseless Mini-Jumps – Test your jumping skills over the competitive mini-jumps and win prizes. Mini Jumps made by Cormaci Construction, Inc

Union Pacific Train Safety – Safety demonstrations for trains and railroad tracks.

Oriental Trading Treasure Hunt - Seek out each super-secret hunt location and get your treasure map stamped for a prize.

Millard North Mustangs – Meet Missy and Big Blue the Millard North Mustang inflatable horse mascots

UNL Rodeo Association – Club members will teach you the techniques for roping a steer!

J. Skinner Baking Company  Mini-Jumps Come have fun and jump over mini-jumps. Mini jumps made by Cormaci Construction Inc.

University of Nebraska Medical Center - Place your hands under the ‘germ machine’ to see if germs are present. An ultra-violet light shows particles on hands if they’re dirty. UNMC Science Festival representatives also will teach kids about the importance of frequent hand washing.

International Video – Learn the sport of show jumping and scoring in this video presentation along with a “Meet the Gallery of Breeds horses” narrated by our Blue Ribbon group.

Nebraska Tourism Commission –  Jump on a saddle and compete with ”My Horse & Me: Riding for Gold” for Wii.



Friday, April 11, 2014

  • 7:00am: Local Day competition sponsored by Nebraska Hunter Jumper Schooling Show Circuit (NHJSSC)
  • 9:00am: RFD-TV Educational Family Fun Expo opens
  • 9:00am S.E. & Smith High Child/Adult jumper Speed Competition
  • 11:00am ESI – GGT Footing Low Junior/Amateur jumper Speed Competition
  • 1:00pm Ponca Hills Farm High Junior/Amateur jumper Speed Competition
  • 3:00pm  HDR, Inc National Open jumper Speed Competition
  • 7:00pm:  Opening Ceremonies Sponsored by Omaha Steaks
  • 7:20pm: Mutual of Omaha Bank- Fastest Horse Championship
  • 8:45pm: Victory Gallop celebration
  • 9:00pm:  Autograph session with the winning riders presented by Bailey Lauerman

Saturday, April 12, 2014

  • 9:00am RFD-TV Educational Family Fun Expo opens
  • 9:00am  University of Nebraska Medical Center  Child/Adult jumper Classic
  • 10:00am – Omaha Street Percussion Group
  • 10:30am “A Basic Physical Exam”presented “Equine Physical Exam – 101 Exam” presented by “Students of the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture, Veterinary Technology Program”
  • 11:00am University of Nebraska Medical Center Low Junior/Amateur  jumper Classic
  • 11:30am  Braiding for Show by Cyndee Morse Cox, A Twist LLC and Erin Rowell
  • 12:00pm 3:00pm Escape From Alcajazz - (Hall A)
  • 12:15pm  Horse Talking Points – the basic (Warm-up Arena)
  • 12:30pm Parade of horses (Warm-up Arena)
  • 1:00pm University of Nebraska Medical Center High Junior/Amateur jumper Classic
  • 1:30 pm A star Adoption, presented by the Nebraska Humane Society
  • 2:30pm The Art and Craft of Horse Shoeing 101 by Shane Walde, C.F. of  Blinks.
  • 3:00pm Nebraska Tourism – National Open Jumper Classic
  • 3:00pm  Horse Talking Points – the basic (101 Area)
  • 3:30pm  Parade of Horses (Warm-up Area)
  • 4:00pm   Bobby Kunkle  with Omaha Conservatory of Music (Hall A)
  • 4:00pm Friesian Breed, presented by Vicki Francis and Mary Anne Girard of the Friesians of Freedom Farms, LLC
  • 5:00pm  Horse Grooming Demonstration presented by the Blue Ribbon Group
  • 5:30 p.m. Horse Talking Points – The Basics
  • 7:00pm:  Opening Ceremonies presented by Omaha Steaks
  • 7:20pm: The Burlington Capital Group Grand Prix Championship
  • 8:45pm: Victory Gallop celebration 
  • 9:00pm Autograph session with the winning riders presented by Bailey Lauerman

please see  show jumping 101 tab for definitions for the below events or click on the link

World-renowned artist Matthew Placzek created the Grand Prix trophy. 



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