March 25, 2017 — Attwood Equestrian Surfaces is pleased to announce that they will be attending the 2017 Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping and FEI World Cup™ Dressage Finals at the International of Omaha show March 27th – April 2nd. "We really are excited to have the opportunity to showcase our products and expertise to the best riders and trainers in the world," said Nick Attwood, President of AES. "This is where the best will be coming to compete. It's a perfect fit for our company."
For over twenty years, AES has been at the forefront of footing technology, installing arenas and tracks around the world. From the Embassy International Riding School in Bangalore, India to the Jockey Club of Newmarket, UK, to the Great Meadow Foundation, The Plains, VA to the Menlo Charity Horse Show at the Menlo Circus Club in California, AES's dust-free, waterless footing has provided premier surfaces to equestrian athletes of all disciplines.
AES's Pinnacle footing was recently highlighted at the Charles De Kunffy Masters Training clinic at Yellowbird Farm in Wellington, FL hosted by JJ Tate. De Kunffy commented that "without the fabulous footing, there is no fabulous work." De Kunffy is a U.S. Equestrian Federation "S" dressage judge (retired) and is a popular clinician around the world and has taught judges and instructors on four continents and in the United Kingdom for 30 years.
The International of Omaha was started by Lisa Roskens, CEO of the Burlington Capital Group LLC. An avid jumper rider, Roskens wanted to bring the excitement and love of horses to her Midwest town of Omaha. The International combines high-level, intense competition with educational activities that will engage and entertain the whole family.
First held in 1986, the FEI World Cup™ Dressage Final features the world's best dressage horses and riders. A total of 31 Finals have been held through 2016, and the United States has won the championship twice – in 2003 (Debbie McDonald with Brentina) and 2009 (Steffen Peters with Ravel). The Final has been held in the U.S. in Los Angeles (1995) and Las Vegas (2005, 2007, 2009, 2015).??Started in 1979, the FEI World Cup™ Jumping Final is an annual international showdown among the world's best show jumping horses and riders. In the 38 Finals held through 2016, Germany (10) and the United States (9) have emerged with the most titles. Previous FEI World Cup™ Jumping Finals held in the United States include Baltimore (1980), Tampa (1989), Del Mar, CA (1992) and Las Vegas (2000, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2015).
"This will be our first visit to the FEI World Cup™ competition," said Attwood, "and we are very pleased to make ourselves available for consultation on not just footing, but arena construction, watering systems and arena maintenance issues. You can find us at Booth #128 in the Vendor Village. We work with a great deal of upper level riders who compete on the world stage. Alison Brock, Joe Fargis, and Boyd Martin to name a few. Our footing was developed for the equine athlete because at the end of the day, our client really is the horse."
For more information about Attwood Equestrian Surfaces, their products and services, please contact Andrew Camp at 888-461-7788.