Omaha, Nebraska - October 27, 2017 - The 'best seats in the house' are now available for the 2018 International Omaha. VIP tickets and packages are on sale for the world-class event that features show jumping and dressage as well as educational activities. 'All-Session' stadium seating tickets for the show jumping and dressage events will also be available starting November 1. The world-class event returns to the CenturyLink Center in Omaha, site of the highly acclaimed 2017 FEI World Cup Finals, April 12-15, 2018.
Now in its sixth year, the 2018 International Omaha will feature top show jumping competition including the $130,000 Omaha Grand Prix and the $100,000 Final of the inaugural InIt2WinIt Speed Jumping Series, a series that was launched this season by Omaha Equestrian Foundation (OEF). Spectators who purchase Jumping package tickets will also have the opportunity to watch legendary rider, trainer, and clinician, George Morris, give a modified clinic as part of the Jumping Showcase in the main arena, instructing some of the Midwest's best young equitation riders. In addition to the ticketed Jumping Showcase, Morris will also conduct demonstrations in the Demonstration Arena that will be free to the public.
The dressage part of the show will feature the inaugural Omaha Dressage Team Challenge Grand Prix where teams of three competitors - including Grand Prix, Young Riders, and Para Riders - will compete in one round of technical tests before competing in the culminating $25,000 International Omaha Team Dressage Challenge Final, the popular Musical Freestyle competition. Dressage packages also include tickets to the Dressage Showcase that will be a fun educational event that will include an in-ring modified clinic similar to what George Morris is doing in Jumping and what Isabell Werth did at the World Cup last spring.
The four-day event will provide expanded educational opportunities for emerging athletes as well as young people and family fun for all ages. There will be exhibits and demonstration areas, along with shopping at over 120 vendors, a range of dining choices, and live entertainment some of Omaha's finest.
"The layout and look for the 2018 International Omaha will be the same as what proved so popular at the FEI World Cup™ Finals last spring," said Lisa Roskens, chairman of the Omaha Equestrian Foundation. "The shopping and dining will be right around the warm-up arena so the fun that everyone had last spring will continue. The competition will be first-class, so we urge everyone to get their tickets now for the best seats in the house!"
VIP seats offer the best seats in the house. Each VIP Package includes daily access to the VIP Lounge and VIP Patio. The "Lounge" and "Patio" overlook the Warm-Up Arena in the heart of the Boutique Shopping Village, the hub of all activity just as it was at the World Cup last spring.
VIP Seats (first three rows) - Get a reserved seat in the first three rows just feet away from all the action! VIP Seating includes daily access to the VIP Lounge and Patio and a parking pass. Buy all six sessions and receive a discount!
VIP Ring-Side Tables - Sitting above the arena, the VIP tables are the place to be and be seen! Each table includes an assortment of heavy appetizers and desserts with complimentary beer and wine. Table service is included. VIP Tables also include daily access to the VIP Lounge and Patio, and parking passes. Buy all six sessions and receive a discount!
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All-Session Tickets - On Sale November 1
All-Session general seating tickets include three (3) events for either jumping or dressage. Packages are $75 each. Please note that if you want to attend all six ticketed events, an all-session dressage AND all-session jumping package must be purchased.
The OEF, a certified 501(c)(3) not-for-profit foundation, has been committed to building a world-class equestrian experience in Omaha over the past several years. It created and developed The International Omaha, an internationally sanctioned equestrian show jumping and dressage experience now going into its sixth year. The successful growth of that event helped secure the OEF's bid to host the 2017 FEI World Cup™ Finals.
For further information or to reserve VIP seats, please call 402-930-3079 or email ContactOEF@OmahaEquestrian.com. Further information on the 2018 International Omaha is available on line at www.InternationalOmaha.com.