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Ready, set, action! Wednesday's course walk at the Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ Final 2023 in images

Thursday, 06 April 2023
Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ Final 2023

The Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ Final 2023 kicked off in Omaha on Wednesday evening and before the course walk for the first competition it was time for another type of challenge – a photo shoot with all of the 40 riders. 

After the Class of 2023-picture was taken, it was time to walk the course. As per the format of the World Cup Final, the first day of competition was a 1.60m class judged as a Table C over a Table A course, and the track set by the Portuguese Level 4 course designer Bernardo Costa Cabral counted 13 obstacles and 16 efforts. With three seconds added for a pole down, it was possible to save time at the end of the course as the track offered the riders two optional inside turns. 

With this photo special, we return to Wednesday night's course walk at CHI Health Center in Omaha. 

All photos © Jenny Abrahamsson for World of Showjumping.

Photo © Jenny Abrahamsson/WoSJ. Fit fourty riders in one picture? Easier said than done.

Photo © Jenny Abrahamsson/WoSJ. Colour coordination was the answer...

Photo © Jenny Abrahamsson/WoSJ. USA's Nicholas Dello Joio checking out the course set by the Portuguese Level 4 course designer Bernardo Costa Cabral.

Photo © Jenny Abrahamsson/WoSJ. Sweden's Wilma Hellström is riding at her first ever World Cup Final and did a tremendous job in round one, placing fifth with her wonderful Cicci BJN.

Photo © Jenny Abrahamsson/WoSJ. USA's 18-year-old Elisa Broz with her trainer Cassio Rivetti. Broz is the youngest in the starting field in Omaha.

Photo © Jenny Abrahamsson/WoSJ. Australia's Samuel Overton was all smiles ahead of round one.

Photo © Jenny Abrahamsson/WoSJ. Ilan Ferder and his two riders Erynn Ballard and Natalie Dean.

Photo © Jenny Abrahamsson/WoSJ. Aaron Vale checking out the Longines vertical-vertical combiantions at fence seven.

Photo © Jenny Abrahamsson/WoSJ. Hunter Holloway is riding her second World Cup Final after making her debut in Leipzig last year.

Photo © Jenny Abrahamsson/WoSJ. Lithuania's Donatas Janciauskas considering his plans for the course that offered the riders two options for inside turns.

Photo © Jenny Abrahamsson/WoSJ. Team USA's Simonne Berg.

Photo © Jenny Abrahamsson/WoSJ. Henrik von Eckermann was very determined walking the course, and took his time. As last to leave the course walk, it seemed like the world no. one knew every inch of the course.

Photo © Jenny Abrahamsson/WoSJ. Making notes or asking for advice? Aaron Vale was busy with his phone...

Photo © Jenny Abrahamsson/WoSJ. was the defending champion, Switzerland's Martin Fuchs.

Photo © Jenny Abrahamsson/WoSJ. Devin Ryan took to the sidelines to take it all in.

Photo © Jenny Abrahamsson/WoSJ. Team USA's Natalie Dean and Simmone Berg getting ready to ride.

Photo © Jenny Abrahamsson/WoSJ. The world nr. one and the defending World Cup winner going over the course together.

Photo © Jenny Abrahamsson/WoSJ. Time for action!

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