The entire group I was with thought the Friday dressage entertainment was NOT worth it. It was fluffy entertainment we can see anywhere on our local and regional level. If that’s what they do at Omaha, I don’t think we’ll be attending. All that money spent to get there for only TWO days of top dressage competition??? However, the jumping tickets were well worth it! Their Saturday “separate” show was great. Why can’t dressage do that? Have a separate show with prize money? That way we can see more top-notch, international horses and riders competing. If they want to do entertainment, do it like the jumpers did with their “competition” on Saturday night in-between the actual jumping competition segments; at that “competition,” the jumper riders and the cowboys switched disciplines so the jumpers actually had to cut cows and the cowboys had to jump. That was fun. Two days of dressage competition is not worth attending for, considering flights, hotels, etc.
Las Vegas was such an awesome venue. Besides the jumping and dressage events (which featured fun entertainment – from really good Lady Gaga and Elvis impersonators to acrobatics), we went to a Cirque show, ate at fabulous restaurants, shopped, people watched, hiked in the mountains. We’ve gone to the three other World Cups at Vegas and had to go again, no doubt! Not sure how Omaha can top Vegas!