CenturyLink Center Transforming for FEI World Cup

Posted at 3:55 PM, Mar 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-27 18:34:54-04

With the FEI World Cup Finals starting later this week in Omaha, today inside CenturyLink Center, there was no time to horse around. 

The world cup is the mecca of international horse shows - with two events, dressage and jumping. 

"We are in the process of totally transforming the CenturyLink Center into a venue for the pinnacle of equestrian sports," said Robyn Eden, of the Omaha Equestrian Foundation. 

Monday morning, a final flight of domestic horses arrived at Eppley Airfield. Horses from across the world arrived over the weekend.

 Vendors are also getting ready for the big event. Kate Zupancic travels the west coast setting up her W.C. Equestrian shop at shows.

"You're getting Olympic riders, you're getting the best and you're getting to see the highest level of dressage that people get to see and it's very exciting for people to come watch that," Zupancic said. “One of the biggest surprises we had here was how nice everybody was and how helpful everybody. We’ve never been given volunteers before and that was a very big deal for us." 

With the world watching, it’s time for Omaha to shine. 


"Hong Kong, London, yes, we were in the running with all those cities and they chose to come to Omaha because No. 1 we have a great venue and we wanted to bring this kind of international sport to the heartland of America," Eden said.