Take A Tour Of The Trade Fair At The 2017 FEI World Cup Finals

Mar 31, 2017 - 12:41 PM

Omaha, Neb.—March 31 

The competition isn’t the only attraction at the FEI World Cup Finals—there are lots of educational opportunities and vendors open for shopping. Check out COTH’s tour of the trade fair in the CenturyLink Center in Omaha:

Steffen Peters took time out of his day to sign autographs for fans at the U.S. Equestrian booth. Photo by Kimberly Loushin
We might not be in the Australian outback, but keep your eyes up lest you get snapped by Outback Survival Gear’s crocodile friend. Photo by Kimberly Loushin
The CenturyLink Center is home to a number of painted horses in honor of fallen police officers. Photo by Kimberly Loushin
Need some bling? Your stock tie can show off your unique style. Photo by Kimberly Loushin
The Omaha International always boasted an educational component to their horse show, so organizer Lisa Roskens added a kid’s zone to the trade fair complete with skeletons. Photo by Kimberly Loushin
The warm-up ring is situated inside the trade fair meaning even spectators without tickets get a close up view of some of the top in the sport. Photo by Kimberly Loushin
In a throwback to the days of covered wagons, a number of museums had booths depicting horse life in the olden days of the mid-West. Photo by Kimberly Loushin
The U.S. Pony Club participated in a demonstration on Thursday and afterwards spectators got to meet the stars of the show. Photo by Kimberly Loushin
The trade fair spilled out into the hallways of the convention center side of the CenturyLink Center. Photo by Kimberly Loushin
The Dehner boot company is based in Nebraska, and they had some boots to help show off your American pride. Photo by Kimberly Loushin
Whoa Nellie! Kids got the opportunity to hop aboard a plastic horse. Photo by Kimberly Loushin
Little Harry was on site to help you with all your shopping needs. Photo by Kimberly Loushin
A vest in every color. Photo by Kimberly Loushin
Ludger Beerbaum is competing in his 21st FEI World Cup Final. Photo by Kimberly Loushin
A shirt that says what you can’t. Photo by Kimberly Loushin
Go ahead, put your wrapping skills to the test. Photo by Kimberly Loushin

The Chronicle will have live blogs of competition sessions, Twitter updates, photo galleries, stories about each day’s competition, and so much more on www.coth.com. Don’t miss a thing—we’ll have everything you need to know. Also make sure to follow along on the Chronicle’s social media outlets: FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

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