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FEI World Cup starts in Omaha

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Posted at 9:29 PM, Mar 29, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-29 22:31:33-04

The FEI World Cup finals are in Omaha, and millions of people will be watching the best of the best fight for the title of best in the world.

Wednesday was the first day of events. The horses were put through a bit of training and the CenturyLink Center was opened up to the public.

The vendors were open in the exhibit hall and a must see attraction, the Gallery of Breeds.

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The horses are big and small and will put a smile on your face.

“’Kids living in the city, they never see a horse, and this is the first time they get to come in and see a horse and see how big they are and get to touch them,” said Robyn Eden with Omaha Equestrian Foundation. 

She said this week is their Super Bowl, and these athletes are the cream of the crop.

“You see a lot of Olympic riders here, and this is very much the pinnacle of equestrian sport.”

Wednesday evening was a night of order for the riders; they all gathered at the Henry Doorly Zoo and found out which order they will compete in.

The draw is a way to keep the competition fair and has a huge part in rider strategy for the next few days.

‘Where you go, will help determine your strategy, when you warm up, how you get things organized and get ready to go,” said Eden.

The competing will start on Thursday. For a complete schedule of events you can click here.