Nine U.S. riders will contest the Longines FEI Jumping World Cup Final in Omaha, April 4-8, including 2017 winner McLain Ward, according to the definite entries list released March 24.
Besides Ward, who will ride Callas, five U.S. riders qualified out of the North American League-East: Ailish Cunniffe (Vivaldi Du Theil); Nicholas Dello Joio (Cornet’s Cambridge); Hunter Holloway (Eastern Jam and Pepita Con Spita); Aaron Vale (Prescott); and Devin Ryan (Eddie Blue).
Three additional U.S. riders qualified out of the North American League-West: Simonne Berg (Cooper); Elisa Broz (Kardenta Van’T Meerhof); and Natalie Dean (Acota M).
Also qualifying out of the North American League for other countries were: Santiago Lambre of Brazil (Chacco Blue II), Daniel Coyle of Ireland (Ivory TCS and Legacy), Conor Swail of Ireland (Count Me In), Daniel Bluman of Israel (Gemma W and Ladriano Z) and Erynn Ballard of Canada (Gakhir and Hero).
World No. 1 Henrik von Eckermann, riding for Sweden, will tack up his Olympic Games partner King Edward. Defending champion from 2022, Switzerland’s Martin Fuchs, ranked No. 2 in the world, returns this year with Leone Jei.
Show jumping officially begins on April 5 with the first round of competition. See the full schedule on the FEI website.