Blog #10 – October 2022
Qualifying Season is Underway for the 2023 FEI World Cup™ Finals in Omaha
Connor Swail Wins First Event in Longines FEI Jumping World Cup North American League
The race to Omaha is officially underway with the opening of the 2022-2023 Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ North American League (NAL) season. The first event qualifying North American jumpers for next April’s Final in Omaha took place in Sacramento, CA and picking up where he left off last year by claiming the win was Irish rider Conor Swail who won the opener in Sacramento last year on his way to topping the North American League standings for 2021-2022.
The Finals return to Omaha, April 4-8, 2023. It will be a chance to see the best Jumping horses and riders from around the world (as well the best in Dressage and Vaulting), so go online at Ticketmaster.com and book your tickets to be there right now!
In Sacramento, Swail earned the title with Vital Chance de la Roque before a sell-out crowd at the Murieta Equestrian Center. Second place went to 20-year-old Sophia Siegel on A-Girl with Natalie Dean taking third on Chance Ste Hermelle.
“When you go first [in a jump-off of this size], you're either first, second or third. I prefer to be first and I wanted to try to put it away early,” Swail said. “I was going to do what my strengths are. My plan was to be fast [and not] leave the door open.”
Conor Swail following his win in the first LONGINES FEI NAL World Cup Qualifier at Sacramento © Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI)
Swail earned 20 points for his victory to take an early lead in the NAL standings. Siegel is next with 17 points and Dean follows with 15. The North American League continues with seven more qualifiers between now and March with the Washington International Horse Show up next on October 29.
The FEI World Cup™ Finals return to the CHI Health Center Omaha next April 4-8. Featured will be Finals in Dressage, Jumping and Vaulting, marking the first time ever that the FEI Vaulting World Cup™ Finals are being held in North America!
All-Session and single-session tickets are on sale now via Ticketmaster.com. Included at the Ticketmaster.com site are options for VIP and hospitality lounge passes and fully catered ringside tables for the duration of the entire event. Don’t wait, order your tickets today!
Go to www.OmahaEquestrian.org to learn more about what will surely be one of the great events you will ever see!