Come and Enjoy all the Interactive Displays at the Free
Horse Discovery Zone!
The 2020 Burlington Capital International Omaha will provides expanded educational opportunities for young people and families of all ages.
School Field Trips – In 2019, over 4,500 school children from the Omaha Metro area attend our fully funded, free field trips. For many of these children, it was their first opportunity to see a horse, much less have the opportunity to pet and interact with a multitude of different horses in our Gallery of Breeds. 4-H, FFA, Pony Club, and other groups and organizations are invited to participate in field trips as well!
Email contactOEF@omahaequestrian.com for more information.
Gallery of Breeds – A face-to-muzzle encounter with a horse where children are encouraged to pet, ask horse owners and riders questions and generally get to know these magnificent animals. Featured breeds include: Percheron and minis...more horses coming soon.
Mane Street Museum – This exhibit teaches the differences between the two disciplines of riding –English and Western– through the equipment (tack), clothing and movements required from the horse. Children can sit on saddles, meet a veterinary technician, learn about the equine digestive system, age a horse by its teeth and watch a blacksmith demonstrate the making and setting of a horse shoe. Test your knowledge at fun displays that require kids to “Name that Breed”, measure the amount of grain a horse eats in a day or measure yourself as a horse would – in “hands”.
Daytime Competition – Children and families are invited to watch our daytime competitions in dressage and jumping that feature junior and amateur riders working their way up the competitive ranks.
Athlete Autograph Sessions – At the conclusion of each evening competition, fans are invited to meet and get the autographs of that evenings winning riders.
Parade of Breeds – Scheduled parades showcase the various horse breeds who are paraded around the practice arena for everyone to admire.
Union Pacific Train Safety – The professionals from Union Pacific bring demonstrations for trains and railroad track safety.
Mini-Jumps – Children (and fun-loving adults) are invited to test their own jumping skills over a course of mini-jumps!
Tack Room – Touch and feel bridles, bits and spurs! Examine the weight of a horseshoe, see the grain and hay a horse eats, and compare a horse brush to your own.