Video: Inside Look at Top Sport Horses Traveling to Omaha World Cup

Credit : The Dutta Corp. (photomontage)

Tuesday 28 March - 10h22 | Ian Clayton

Video: Inside Look at Top Sport Horses Traveling to Omaha World Cup

Grazing options for the flight: hay and carrots, alfalfa and oats?  

Whatever was on the menu, the equestrian frequent flyers who have traveled to Omaha, Nebraska in recent days for this week's Longines FEI World Cup Jumping & FEI Dressage Finals were all scheduled to arrive at Omaha's CenturyLink Center by yesterday after touching down at a local airfield.

And given that these elite sport horses are used to traveling to major competitions around the world, the trip filmed in the link below doesn't seem to have phased them too much.

On the current entry form for the event, which runs from March 27-April 2  in the Cornhusker State, there are 49 of the world's top show jumping horses and 16 of their dressage counterparts competing. And after the large European contingent arrived on an 11-hour flight from Amsterdam on Saturday, a second group (largely coming from their competition base in Florida) flew in on Monday. As they were arriving from within the United States, they did not have the same quaratine requirements as their European counterparts. 

For an inside look at these equine frequent flyers, US Equestrian in collaboration with the Dutta Corporation and Tex Sutton have posted a voyage of the U.S. trip. For a seat-/stall-mate perspective on the flight, click here

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