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So Thrilled!

That I’m going to the FEI World Cup in Omaha! This is quite last minute as it just became official yesterday but I’m so completely excited.

I’d made it my goal to go to Rolex this year but it just didn’t work out with my budget. However, with the ability to drive to Omaha (it’s under a 6 hour drive from where I live) and after finding a cheap AirBnB I decided to do this one. Ultimately, while Rolex would be AMAZING this is dressage specific which is pretty darn cool, as is the fact that it’s typically not in the US.

 I was able to con my mom into coming with me which means we'll be able to share driving duties and split some of the expenses. Right now we have tickets for the Grand Prix on Thursday and the Freestyle on Saturday. I’d like to attend showjumping on Friday as well but I may wait until we get there and see if we can pick up tickets rather than buying ahead.

 I’m going to take lots of pictures and do lots of shopping and the time off and with my mom will be so wonderful.

I’m also curious if any other bloggers will be there? If so, it would be fun to meet people. Let me know and I’ll send you my email address so that we can figure out a time and place to meet


  1. Oh so exciting! I wanted to go so badly, but it just doesn't work (I can fly to Europe cheaper than Omaha at the moment) Can't wait to read your recap! Enjoy!

    1. I wouldn't have been able to pay for plane tickets either. I'm just really lucky it's so close! Thank you :)

  2. I wish I could be there! Have fun on my behalf. :)

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    1. I'm so excited!! I'll share lots of pictures :)

  4. I'll be there with work! I don't know how much I'll be able to get away, but you can come say hi at The Horse of Course booth in the vendor area!

    1. Awesome!! I'll stop by and say hello :)


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