Schedule of Events

Ticketed Events

The International Omaha features four ticketed events - two Jumping Events, one Dressage Event and one Educational Showcase . Come and see the best horse and rider pairs in the midwest! Each event includes an Omaha Steaks sponsored Opening Ceremony and an Awards Ceremony.



5:00 p.m.

5:00 p.m. doors

6:00 p.m. - Jr., Young, and Para riders compete 

8:00 p.m. Omaha Steaks Opening Ceremonies

Followed by CDI Level Riders

International Omaha Dressage Team Challenge Grand Prix presented by Mission Control and Rowan O'Riley

The first event in our new team challenge for dressage riders! Qualified teams of three from Grand Prix to young riders to para-riders will compete Thursday in technical tests before taking on the Freestyle on Saturday.



4:00 p.m.

The Dressage Foundation Dressage Showcase

Olympic Gold Medalist Hubertus Schmidt will offer a dressage clinic in at the International Omaha.  Mr. Schmidt has been described as one of the most prolific trainers in the world. 



7:00 p.m.

$100,000  RFD-TV Init2Winit Speed Jumping Final

After four qualifying events, the fastest horses and riders in the Midwest will compete in the $100,000 Final. This jumping event will be fast paced, exciting, and will leave you hanging off the edge of your seat! Tonight's competition will be a salute to the Military, Veterans, and First Responders night.



2:00 p.m.

The Jumping Showcase

Join us for a clinic with the legendary rider, trainer, and clinician, George Morris.  Prepare to be entertained and to learn from one of the best!

Immediately after the Showcase, George Morris will be awarding the KindredBio Horsemanship Award.



5:00 p.m.

5:00 p.m. doors

6:00 p.m. - Jr., Young, and Para riders compete 

7:30 p.m. Omaha Steaks Opening Ceremonies

Followed by CDI Level Riders

$45,000 International Omaha Team Dressage Challenge Final presented by Mission Control and Rowan O'Riley

The dramatic final to the Dressage Team Challenge will be a beautiful one as the teams tackle the Freestyle portion of the challenge. Watch the horses and riders gracefully maneuver movements to music as we crown the Team Dressage Champions!



3:00 p.m.

$130,000 International Omaha Grand Prix

The final event of the 2018 International Omaha will be a crowd pleaser! Watch as some of the best horses and riders jump huge obstacle in the shortest time possible. It's grace and athleticism under pressure-and it's fun to watch!

Free Events

Free Daytime Competitions

Held in the CenturyLink Center Arena, these competitions

feature up and coming amateur and junior riders. 

Free to attend, plan to cheer on your favorite horse and rider combination!

See the schedule for the Colorado Sate University Demonstration Arena HERE.

04.12.18 Thursday:

8:30 a.m. The Paddock Local Day Dressage

1:00 p.m. The Paddock Local Day Jumping

04.13.18 Friday:

9:30 a.m. 1.10m Open Jumping Class

11:30 a.m. 1.20m Open Jumping Class

1:15 p.m. 1.30m Open Jumping Class

2:45 p.m. 1.40m Open Jumping Class

04.14.18 Saturday:

9:30 a.m. 1.10m National Equestrian Center High Child/Adult Speed Jumping Class

10:15 a.m. 1.20m USHJA Low Junior/Amateur Speed Jumping Class

12:00 p.m. 1.30m Kingsland Medium Junior/Amateur Speed Jumping Class

04.15.18 Sunday:

9:00 a.m. 1.10m National Equestrian Center High Child/Adult Classic Jumping Class

11:15 a.m. 1.20m Lugano Diamond Low Junior/Amateur Classic Jumping Class

1:00 p.m. 1.30m Kiewit Medium Junior/Amateur Classic Jumping Class

04.12.18 - 04.15.18

Thursday - Sunday

9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

(open until 5:00 p.m. on Sunday)


The Triple Crown Horse Discovery Zone

Over 15,000 square feet of interactive, fun, and educational displays.  Includes the popular Gallery of Breeds, sponsored by Runza, where you can get "face to muzzle" with a variety of different horse breeds.  From one of the tallest horses in Nebraska, to the sweet little minis, you'll enjoy petting the horses and speaking with their owners.  There will also be demonstrations in the Colorado State University Demo Arena from George Morris, Hubertus Schmidt, and more.  

04.12.18 - 04.15.18

Thursday - Sunday

Thursday: 10:00 a.m. - One hour after competition ends

Friday and Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m.  

Sunday: 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Boutique Shopping Village

A wide array of unique vendors will be selling everything from boots and saddles, to gifts, jewelry, and art.  Whether you spoil yourself or a loved one-you'll have an incredible number of vendors to choose from! Check out our Vendor List here.

04.12.18 - 04.15.18

Thursday: 10 a.m.-One hour after competition ends

Friday: 10 a.m.-11 p.m.

Saturday: 10 a.m.-11 p.m.

Sunday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Stella Artois is the official beer of the

Baird Holm LLP Tailgate Lounge

If you love football tailgating, you'll love our horse version of the tailgate!  Eat and drink with your friends while you watch the beautiful horses and riders warm-up before their competitions. Join the party after the competitions with live music from some of Omaha's finest and dance the night away!  

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