After two consecutive cancellations, the FEI World Cup™ Finals are set for a 2022 return, following the conclusion of the 2021-2022 global World Cup season. While the 2022 finals are set for Leipzig, Germany, Americans will only have to wait one additional season for a stateside return.
After receiving sensational reviews in 2017, culminated by a hometown win for McLain Ward and HH Azur in the Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ Final, the World Cup Finals will return to Omaha, NE in 2023. The bid was formally awarded in November 2019, with the venue announcing today its commitment to the event—and hosting “record” crowds.
Omaha’s second World Cup Finals will see an expansion. In addition to the jumping and dressage finals, vaulting will also host its finals at the CenturyLink Center Omaha for the first time.
More than 50,000 spectators attended the 2017 World Cup Finals, and the Omaha Equestrian Foundation hopes to see similar attendance in 2023, which would be a welcome sight for the city and the whole of equestrian sport following more than a year of spectator-less events due to the ongoing global pandemic.
Details about the 2023 FEI World Cup™ Finals will be announced at a later date, but those interested in joining the Omaha Equestrian Foundation’s “World Cup Club” may join now, which, at several levels of membership, gains one access to a ticket Pre-Sale in April 2022.