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Educational Opportunities at the 2018 International Omaha

June 15, 2018

The International Omaha Horse Show was again held at the Century Link Center in Omaha, NE
the weekend of April 12-15, 2018. Riders came from across the country to compete in both in
the $130,000 International Omaha Grand Prix and $100,000 RFD-TV InIt2WinIt Speed
Series Championship.

The OEF also hosts many educational opportunities open to the public at no charge. These
included a one-on-one clinic with equitation icon and overall guru of our sport, George Morris.




Lucky rider HENRY MOBERLY of Lincoln, NE was chosen from a field of over 20 applicants to
ride for Mr. Morris based on his essay entry. Henry rode his horse Symbolic in the clinic. Henry
is 14 years old and attends Irving Middle School. He also enjoys playing club soccer. He started
riding poines at age 10 with Sybil Greene of Wynmore Farm in Lincoln, NE.
He started competing the unrated Nebraska Hunter Jumper Schooling Show Circuit (NHJSSC)
(nebraskahorseshows.com), progressing to National rated shows. He won the Large Green
Pony Hunters Zone 6 Championship in 2017 and competed successfully at Pony Finals. He
plans compete his horse Sybolic this summer in Children’s Hunter classes and his leased horse,
Ella, in Children's Jumpers.


Another educational opportunity the OEF offers is two classes available to Hunter/Jumper and
Dressage riders. These events, named Local Day, offer riders the opportunity to compete at the
Century Link Center at no charge.


Riders for the Hunter/Jumper class qualify by competing in the NHJSSC shows in a WIHS
Jumper Phase type of competition. The top 20 riders based on points are chosen. This year,
ALIVIA DAVIDSON of Waterloo, NE won the competition aboard her leased horse, Tempting.
Alivia is 13 years old and attends DC West Middle School. Alivia started riding at age 6, also
competing at the NHJSSC shows riding ponies (at times against Henry Moberly!) She started
riding with Amy Bender of Bender HorseSport in Elkhorn, NE in 2013, moving up to National
rated shows. She won the Iowa Nebraska Hunter Jumper Association Mini-Medal Championship
in September, 2017 with her pony, Oliver’s New Twist. She plans to compete Tempting this
summer in Children’s Hunters and Equitation classes.

Next year’s International Omaha Horse Show is set for April 4-7, 2019 again at the Century Link
Center in Omaha, NE. Tickets will be on sale starting later this year. See
InternationalOmaha.com for details about the show and about all of the educational

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