Stars at the Omaha World Cup

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Isabell Werth and Weihegold OLD warming up at World Cup Final n Omaha. © 2017 Ken Braddick/

OMAHA, Nebraska, Mar. 27, 2017–Some of the top riders in the dressage World Cup Final arrived Monday for the first championship in this United States midwestern city.

Isabell Werth of Germany is the No. 1 combination in the world as well as Olympic team gold and individual silver medalist.

She is the first rider in the world to achieve 80 per cent on three different horses as well as the only equestrian to earn 10 Olympic medals, is looking to earn her third World Cup title.

The 47-year-old mother worked Weihegold after traveling for about 24 hours–a delay in Berlin that led to her missing a connection in Chicago, finally making it to Omaha and riding before checking into her hotel.

Steffen Peters and Rosamunde at the World Cup venue in Omaha. © 2017 Ken Braddick/

Steffen Peters, the American rider who on Ravel in 2009 became the second rider from the United States to win the World Cup title, worked Rosamunde, the 10-year-old Rhinelander mare he has competed on both sides of the Atlantic.

The horse had arrived Sunday from California and moved into the World Cup venue a day later.

Steffen is an Olympic and World Games medalist while Rosamunde is competing in her first championship.