World-Class Competition and World-Class Shopping Coming to the 2017 FEI World Cup™ Finals in Omaha
The premier equestrian event of the year, the FEI World Cup™ Finals, comes to Omaha, Nebraska, for the first time ever, March 29-April 2. The world-class event will not only feature the world’s best jumping and dressage horses competing in the Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Final and the FEI World Cup™ Dressage Final, but it will also offer spectators a unique shopping, entertainment and dining experience all under one roof at the CenturyLink Center, Omaha’s state-of-the-art indoor venue.
The world’s best horses and riders representing more than 25 countries are expected to attend the 2017 FEI World Cup™ Finals, including Olympic, World and European Champions. It will be the first professional world sports championship ever held in Omaha, and the city is ready to roll out the red carpet for the elite competitors coming from all corners of the globe.
The Boutique Shopping Village is designed specifically around the warm-up arena so that visitors will be able to browse, shop and dine while watching the world’s elite competitors warm up their horses. Over 140 vendors will be on hand boasting wares ranging from top-of-the-line equestrian products for both horse and rider, barn equipment and FEI World Cup™ merchandise to stunning jewelry, beautiful artwork and the latest in fashions. Spectators will be able to shop-till-they-drop while enjoying all the action!
“We have a truly amazing assortment of top vendors coming to the FEI World Cup™ Finals and the shopping is going to be simply incredible,” said Lisa Roskens, Chairman of the Omaha Equestrian Foundation which is producing the FEI World Cup™ Finals in Omaha. “We are so excited to be able to bring so many leading brands to Omaha and I can tell you that I, for one, can hardly wait!”
The Boutique Shopping Village will be a dream-come-true for even the most discerning equestrian. Major world-wide brands such as Animo, CWD and Der-Dau will be in attendance.
Longines, the official sponsor for the FEI World Cup™ Finals Omaha, will have an elaborate display of their elegant watches. From men’s and women’s watches, to stainless steel, gold, leather and alligator, Longines features the finest in the world!
One of the most popular booths is sure to be the one featuring the official FEI World Cup™ Finals merchandise, provided by Ariat, the maker of high-quality footwear and apparel for the world’s top equestrian athletes. These keepsake mementos will make great gifts and everyone wearing official event clothing will be the envy of everyone they see.
Sovaro will showcase a variety of tumblers and coolers from their sleek design to eye-catching accents that will make an impression at any event or occasion. Their products are high tech with high-impact casing, radiant barrier and thick cork insulation that keeps your beverages at the perfect temperature.
If you are in the market for a new saddle, then look no further as top companies such as CWD, as well as Devoucoux, and Selleria Equipe, will be there offering a wide range of saddles for jumping, dressage, eventing, hunting and ponies that can be customized to perfectly fit both horse and rider. They also offer a large selection of bridles and girths in top grade leather. Innovative and decadently chic, Voltaire Design specializes in upscale custom saddles.
Have you always wanted a pair of top quality riding boots customized with your own personal flair? Der-Dau Custom Boots and La Mundial can make all of your wishes come true. They make custom boots in any kind of leather, color, texture and design that you could ever imagine!
The equestrian fashionista will be on cloud nine browsing through the shops that offer the latest in European and American fashion trends that look great both on and off a horse. Animo USA and Equiline will be exhibiting the latest in their Italian clothing lines, while Le Fash will offer their New York-made items that look fantastic in the competition ring or on Fifth Avenue. Additional shopping opportunities will include Equo US, The Farm House, Dressage Connection, In the Stirrup, Ornaments Fine Jewelry, Tuyet Jewelry, WC Equestrian and many more.
Family owned Italian leather fashion company M&R Moda in Pelle Firenze, Inc. will offer stunning hand-crafted Italian leather fashion designs including skirts, jackets and hand bags. They are specialists in making customized designs for the most discriminating customers worldwide.
For ultimate comfort under the saddle, Ogilvy Equestrian has specialized horse pads to ensure protection, comfort and equilibrium for both the horse and rider. You can also keep your horses hooves protected and comfortable with Soft Ride Boots. Nightwatch will be showcasing the world’s first smart halter so you will be alerted at the first sign of distress. TheraPlate will be on display and is proven to counter the effects of chronic inflammation, speed heeling, and reduce pain. The leading manufacturer of high quality supplements, VitaFlex, will have an array of products available.
Active Interest Media (AIM) is one of the world’s largest enthusiast media companies and produces leading consumer and trade events, websites, magazines such as Dressage Today and Practical Horseman, and films and TV shows that reach 40 million readers, fans, and attendees in 85 countries. DressageTrainingOnline will offer video training tools and resources to enhance and expedite your learning.
For those upgrading a facility, GGT and ESI can help you create the perfect riding arena with the best horse footing available on the market.
Stop by Beyond BBQ for amazing high-end chocolates, brownie and lemon bar gift boxes, their famous blue cheese salad dressing, beef jerky as well as an assortment of BBQ sauces, spices and seasoning.
This is just a taste of what the Boutique Shopping Village at the 2017 FEI World Cup™ Finals will have to offer. Don’t miss out on the equestrian event of the year! If you haven’t yet bought your tickets to come to Omaha to watch the world’s best horses and riders in both Jumping and Dressage, order your tickets now!
For more information about the 2017 FEI World Cup™ Finals in Omaha, hotel information and to purchase tickets, please go to www.OmahaWorldCup2017.com, or you can charge tickets by phone at 800-745-3000.