About Omaha Equestrian Foundation
In a portion of the country with a rich equestrian history and a city with more millionaires per capita than any other American city, there is a 1,000-mile void in high level jumping and dressage. The Omaha Equestrian Foundation (OEF) is filling that void with competitions that attract riders, horses and businesses of excellent caliber to the Midwest while providing educational opportunities benefiting the equestrian sport.
OEF is a 501(c) (3) non-profit founded in 2010 with the mission to produce international caliber equestrian events that will develop our region into a hub of the sport horse industry, attracting international championships as both educational and economic development opportunities for the area.
Our premiere competition, the International Omaha, is a world-class equestrian show jumping and dressage experience, combining high-level, intense competition with educational activities designed to engage and entertain the whole family. 2020 will be the ninth year that Omaha will host this internationally sanctioned competition featuring riders representing different countries and states who have competed in the Olympics, World Cup Championships and Pan Am games.
OEF is supported by two full-time employees, with all other work completed by OEF volunteers and contractors.
OEF Accomplishments include:
April 2012 Host of the first US 5-Star jumping competition in the region, the International Omaha
April 2013 2nd Annual International Omaha becomes first international competition in the Midwest
Nov. 2013 OEF submits “longshot” bid to host 2017 Finals in Dressage and Jumping
April 2014 3rd Annual International Omaha
June 2014 Omaha selected as host city for 2017, the first new city selected in a decade
April 2015 4th Annual International Omaha adds Dressage to competition line-up
May 2016 Hosted first combined FEI CDI-3* Dressage and CSI-3* Jumping competition
March 2017 Hosted the "Best World Cup Ever" in Jumping and Dressage
April 2018 Hosting the 7th Annual International Omaha with two new competitions