Free Field Trips
INTRODUCE YOUR CLASSROOM OR GROUP TO THE WORLD OF HORSES
TAKE A FREE FIELD TRIP TO THE BURLINGTON CAPITAL INTERNATIONAL OMAHA HORSE JUMPING & DRESSAGE COMPETITION AND THE HORSE DISCOVERY ZONE.
Your group will have the unique opportunity of witnessing these magnificent animals and expert riders in action as well as participating in an extensive offering of equine educational exhibits. The Horse Discovery Zone is specially designed to engage and allow students the opportunity to learn about horse biology, nutrition, the history of the horse, careers in the equine industry, and more!
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FIELD TRIP INFORMATION
The Omaha Equestrian Foundation provides FREE educational field trips to students and youth groups throughout the greater Omaha area and Southwest Iowa.
Our field trips are designed to be self guided, however tour guides are available if requested. Upon arrival, groups need to check in with our tour volunteers and will be provided with a map of educational exhibits and schedule of activities for escorting their groups. Volunteers will be located throughout the area to help guide you to your destinations.
Groups will be scheduled with start times of 9am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm. Groups can expect to spend 2-3 hours at the event. Lunch space will not be available this year. Please plan to eat lunch before or after your field trip. **Please note, some times on each day are full.**
CHILDREN CAN EXPERIENCE HANDS-ON LEARNING IN THE
HORSE DISCOVERY ZONE
GALLERY OF BREEDS - A face-to-muzzle experience with horses who are the best representation of their breeds. Learn about their origin, unique personalities and characteristics, purpose for breeding and fun facts.
"HORSE OF COURSE" - Hands on interactive modules to learn about anatomy, tail-braiding, leg wrapping and more!
RIDING STYLE MUSEUMS - An interactive display of the tack and clothing teaches the differences between the English, Western and Dressage Disciplines.
HENRY DOORLY ZOO - An exploration station to investigate and explore the world of the zebra as a relative of the horse through hands-on learning and fun.
OMAHA CHILDREN'S MUSEUM - Enter a world of imagination and delight through one of the museum's award-winning programs.
BLACKSMITH SHOP - A modern-day blacksmith demonstrates this age-old craft. Hands-on opportunities to learn proper techniques on antique tools.
DEMONSTRATION ARENA - Educational demonstrations throughout the day with presentations on styles of riding, Parade of Breeds, vaulting, long-lining, grooming, driving and so much more!
MINI-JUMPS - Children can test their jumping skills over mini jumps.
WARM-UP ARENA - Watch the riders warm up their horses before competition!
VOUCHERS FOR FREE TICKETS - Students will receive a voucher for six free tickets to any ticketed event at the International Omaha.
BUS TRANSPORTATION, ACTIVITY BOOKS, VOUCHERS, AND TRIPLE CROWN HORSE DISCOVERY ZONE TOURS PROVIDED
AT NO COST.