The Paddock Local Day

What is the International Omaha Local Day?  

The Paddock Local day is an event designed to give its participants an opportunity to experience a world class horse show and venue. Eligible riders include any junior/amateur not competing at the International Omaha competition. Riders must qualify and are selected to compete and participate free of charge at this top rated show and facility with expert course designers and judges.  

  • The International Omaha is a 4-day event, April 12 – 15, 2018.  The Paddock Local day will be on Thursday, April 12, with the dressage competition running from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and the jumping competition will begin at 1 p.m.

  • The event is at the Century Link Center in downtown, Omaha.

  • You will ride in the SAME arena as the World Cup riders competed in last year, and top level dressage and jumper riders will be competing in later that weekend.

  • There is NO CHARGE to you to compete in this show!!!


  • Three classes will be offered: Training Level test 3, First Level test 3 and Second Level test 3.  Each rider will only be able to ride 1 test, which will be at the level their qualifying score was in from the 2017 season.

We are also pleased to offer wild card spots in the First and Training Levels. 

How to Apply for a Wild Card:

  • Up to six wild cards will be given for First and Second Level riders.

  • Riders must have a judges card with scores of 65% or higher at a schooling show or 63% or higher at a recognized show. 

  • Riders will need to fill out the entry form and send to Katie at by March 30th along with judge’s card.

Please fill out the attached entry form and email it to or

You may also call Katie at: (216) 375-1451 for more questions relating to competing.


  • McKinney Lanoha

  • Frances Thompson McKenzie 

  • Elle Lundsford

  • Alivia Davidson 

  • Henry Moberly

  • Abigal Rhea

  • Kelsey Clifton

  • Abby Kleinschmit 

  • Katie Krause

  • Dean Osborne

  • Jordyn Pratt Laue

  • Natalie Laurent

  • Georgia Drew

  • Victoria Wieseler 

  • Paige Kittleson

  • Lily Soucie

  • Isabelle Sharmin

  • Caroline Uffelmann

  • Lauren Murphy

  • Jessica Colo


  • The class is open to any junior and amateur rider and horse/ponies competing at a schooling shows.

  • Riders will compete over a course of at least 8 fences, between 2'6" and 2'9" in height separately.

  • For qualifying shows,Judges cards will open at the 2'6" height and continue until all riders have competed at their requested height.

  • Participants must declare the height they wish to jump on their entries forms before entering the class. The two heights will be judged together and final pinning will occur after all 2'9" riders compete.

  • At the "Finals" the class will be judged by someone designated by the OEF.

  • The fence width shall not exceed the height.

  • At least 3 of the fences must be jumper-style obstacles (painted rails, no ground lines may including the International Omaha jump. Show management agrees that the Omaha International jump will only be used for the class.) The use of the jump is optional.

  • The course should include at least one rollback turn and encourage efficiency and effective use of the aids. Riders will be judged on efficient and smooth negotiation of the course.

  • Emphasis will be placed on the horse / rider partnership, not perfection.

  • As in a jumper course, riders will be rewarded for an efficient track and pace on course.

  • As well, extreme speed or lack of control will be penalized.

  • Riders will be scored and awards given to 8th place but show managers are only required to give out 6 ribbons.

  • Points to be awarded based on the number of entries in the class. 6 entries would result in points of 6,5,4,3,2,1. 4 entries would result in points of 4,3,2,1. 12 entries would result in points of 12,11,10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1. If an entry retires or is eliminated, 0 points are awarded to that entry but the points awarded to other entries are not reduced. 

  • Rails will be penalized at the judge's discretion.

  • Class does not have a required number to fill but the more riders in class means more points.

  • Riders may not compete on more than one horse in the class.

  • Riders are strongly recommended to have a trainer during the course of qualifying and at the finals. 

  • For 2017-2018, qualifying shows are April, May, June, July, August, September, October, January, February, and March shows.

  • For 2018-2019 and subsequent years, qualifying shows are May, June, July, August, September, October January, February, and March shows.

  • Rider must participate in at least two shows in the qualifying time period.

  • Points follow the rider, the horse can be different.

  • The top 20 (number to be determined each year by International staff) riders, determined by total number of points, may compete in the Finals.

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