Into the Wild

March 4, 2017 · Posted In: History, Lifestyle

William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody officially started Buffalo Bill’s Wild West show in May 1883 in Omaha. It was a natural place to start what would become an entertainment business generating hundreds of thousands of […]

A Festival With Horses

March 3, 2017 · Posted In: Entertainment, Sports

This article appears in the program book for the FEI World Cup Finals, produced by Omaha Magazine in March 2017. Late March is beautiful in Omaha—horses, horse owners, professional equestrians, and horse enthusiasts will come […]

A Thriving Community

Posted In: Entertainment, Sports

This article appears in the program book for the FEI World Cup Finals, produced by Omaha Magazine in March 2017. Omaha’s connection to horses has a long local history that stretches back even before the […]

Horses in Nebraska Today

Posted In: History, Lifestyle

As technology has advanced and the role of horses has changed, the animals still remain an important component in the U.S. economy. Horses are a multi-million dollar enterprise. Aside from the horses themselves, the industry […]

The Omaha Tribe and Horses

Posted In: History, People

The city of Omaha is named after the Umonhon people. The state of Nebraska is also an Umonhon word, NiBlaSka, or “Land of the Flat Waters.” Neither this city nor this state would be named […]

Farewell to One of Our Own

March 2, 2017 · Posted In: Leaders, Omaha Magazine, Opinion

Omaha Magazine lost a member of our family yesterday with the passing of freelance writer Judy Horan. Judy had written for the magazine for more than 30 years, and her careful reporting, willingness to tackle […]

Local Dressage Scene

Posted In: Entertainment, Sports

This article appears in the program book for the FEI World Cup Finals, produced by Omaha Magazine in March 2017. Conventional wisdom says that the East Coast, particularly Florida, is where the premier dressage communities […]

Legends of Dressage

Posted In: Entertainment, Sports

This article appears in the program book for the FEI World Cup Finals, produced by Omaha Magazine in March 2017. In 1996, she won the individual gold medal at the Atlantic Summer Games. That same […]

Horses Pave the Way in Nebraska Territory

Posted In: History, Lifestyle

There are not as many horses around the city of Omaha as there used to be. You still see a few now and then, mostly downtown, generally being ridden by police officers as bars close, […]

Mob Wild

Posted In: Encounter

When Mayor Jean Stothert faces Nebraska State Senator Heath Mello and any other challengers in the upcoming mayoral election, no one is expecting any donnybrooks, free-for-alls, fracas, or melees. Thank goodness. The most violent city politics […]