Omaha, Nebraska, USA – April 05, 2023 – As the start of competition at the 2023 FEI World Cup™ Finals Omaha approaches, the U.S. jumping combinations took one step closer with the completion of Monday’s jumping horse inspection. All U.S. horses passed and took part in Tuesday, April 4’s jumping training at 1 p.m. CT. The Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ Final competition officially begins this Wednesday, April 5, at 7:15 p.m. CT with the First Final Competition. The Second Final Competition takes place Thursday, April 6, at 7:15 p.m. CT. Jumping competition concludes with Saturday, April 8’s Third Final Competition at 6:15 p.m. CT, which will decide the crowning of the Longines FEI Jumping World Cup Final champion.
The following athlete-and-horse combinations will represent U.S. Jumping and are listed in alphabetical order:
- Simonne Berg (Santa Rosa, Calif.) and Cooper, a 2007 Dutch Warmblood gelding owned by Berg Equestrian Enterprises LLC
- Elisa Broz (Freedom, Calif.) and Kardenta Van’t Meerhof, a 2010 Belgian Warmblood mare owned by Hidalgo, LLC
- Ailish Cunniffe (South Salem, N.Y.) and Vivaldi du Theil, a 2009 Selle Français gelding owned by Graylish LLC
- Natalie Dean (Palo Alto, Fla.) and Acota M, a 2013 Oldenburg mare owned by Marigold Sporthorses, LLC
- Nick Dello Joio (Wellington, Fla.) and Cornet’s Cambridge, a 2012 Warmblood gelding owned by The Berry Group LLC
- Hunter Holloway (Topeka, Kan.) and Pepita Con Spita, a 2011 Westphalian mare owned by Hays Investment Corp.
- Devin Ryan (Long Valley, N.J.) and Eddie Blue, a 2009 Dutch Warmblood gelding owned by LL Show Jumpers, LLC
- Aaron Vale (Williston, Fla.) and Prescott, a 2012 Holsteiner gelding owned by Thinkslikeahorse
- McLain Ward (Brewster, N.Y.) and Callas, a 2008 Holsteiner mare owned by Beechwood Stables LLC
Source: Press Release by Kathleen Landwehr, US Equestrian Communications Department
Photos: © US Equestrian / Matt Turer