Last week Omaha, Nebraska, played host to the Longines FEI Jumping World Cup Final and the FEI Dressage World Cup Final for the second time. While the dressage competition played out as expected, with Germany’s Jessica von Bredow-Werndl and TSF Dalera BB taking the top prize, the lead in the jumping changed hands several times over three days. Ultimately World No. 1 Henrik von Eckermann of Sweden won with his top mount King Edward, but U.S. rider Hunter Holloway was perhaps the most popular competitor, as she lives just two hours away in Topeka, Kansas, and she earned a podium spot by finishing third in her second World Cup Final with Pepita Con Spita. (If you are one of the gray mare’s legion of new fans, learn more about “Pepita” with our Behind the Stall Door.)
Check out some of our favorite photos from the week:
The Chronicle had a reporter on the ground in Omaha, bringing you photo galleries and stories about each day’s competition at the FEI World Cup Finals on www.coth.com. Also make sure to follow along on the Chronicle’s social media outlets: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.