Competition Officials Announced for FEI World Cup™ Finals Omaha 2023
The competition officials for Jumping, Dressage, and Vaulting at the FEI World Cup™ Finals Omaha 2023, taking place April 4-8, 2023, at the CHI Health Center Omaha in Omaha, NE, have been announced.
The course designer for the Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ Final in 2023 is Bernardo Costa Cabral of Portugal. Cabral is an FEI Level 4 course designer and acted as an assistant course designer at the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games. A frequent official at some of the biggest Jumping competitions in the world, including Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ North American League events, Cabral was honored to have been chosen as this year’s course designer.
“For me it’s a dream come true,” said Cabral. “I feel very privileged to be in the company of great course designers that designed these championships that I have admired and respected all my life.
“We will have the best horses and riders in the world, and we are hoping for great and thrilling sport,” continued Cabral. “We will test the riders as much as we can and give the horses a great experience, while always keeping the welfare of the horse as the top priority. I will have a very hard job following Alan Wade’s fantastic tracks and results at the FEI Jumping World Cup™ Final 2017!”
Alan Wade (IRL) will return to Omaha in 2023, this time serving as the Foreign Technical Delegate. The Ground Jury President for Jumping is Harry Braspenning (NED), and he is joined by Ground Jury members David Distler (USA), Frances Hesketh-Jones Triulzi (ITA), Neil O’Connor (USA), and Norma Angelica Rodriguez (MEX). The Chief Steward for Jumping is Dan Reed (USA), while Cesar Hirsch (VEN) is the Overall Chief Steward for the FEI World Cup™ Finals Omaha 2023.
The Ground Jury President for the FEI Dressage World Cup™ Final in 2023 is Janet Foy (USA). Fellow Ground Jury members include Stephen Clarke (GBR), Hans Christian Matthiesen (DEN), Magnus Ringmark (SWE), Jean-Michel Roudier (FRA), Maarten van der Heijden (NED), and Katrina Wuest (GER). The Chief Steward for Dressage is Lisa Gorretta (USA), while the Foreign Technical Delegate is Gotthilf Riexinger (GER).
The judges for the 2023 Burlington Capital FEI Vaulting World Cup™ Final include Craig Coburn (USA), Rob DeBruin (NED), and Dietmar Otto (GER), while the Foreign Judge and Technical Delegate is Anita Flamand-Prochaska (SUI) and the Chief Steward is Robert Weber (USA).