The 2023 FEI World Cup Dressage Final took place in Omaha, USA, on 5-8 April. The title went to Germany’s Jessica von Bredow-Werndl, riding TSF Dalera BB. The pair scored over 90% for their freestyle test to become World Cup champions for the second year in row, having won the 2022 final in Leipzig, Germany.
Denmark’s Nanna Merrald Skodborg was second on Blue Hors Zepter, and Germany’s Isabell Werth third on DSP Quantaz.
The jumping and vaulting World Cup Finals also took place alongside the dressage at the Nebraska venue.
The 2024 World Cup Finals in jumping and dressage are set to take place in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, during the month of April.
Top riders all over the world compete for one of 18 coveted places at the World Cup Final in regional leagues: the Western European League, the Central European League, the Pacific League, the North American League, with the highest ranking non-league rider offered a place and three additional starting places also allocated. The title defender is given an automatic place in the following year’s final.
At the final, each combination rides the grand prix, which determines the starting order for the grand prix freestyle to music, from which the final result is decided.
The last British winner of the World Cup dressage title was Charlotte Dujardin, who won back-to-back titles with Valegro in 2015 and 2015.