LIVE OAK INTERNATIONAL 2013
Date: MARCH 20 - 24, 2013
Time: See website for details
Place: 2215 SW 110th Ave. Ocala, Florida, 34481
Price: $10 General Admission
Live Oak International, the only equestrian event in North America to feature both world-class driving and show jumping, returns to Ocala, FL, from March 20 to 24, 2013.
For more than 20 years, Live Oak International has been known for its international driving competition. This year, it will offer the highest amount of prize money of any driving event in North America.
While combine driving has a long history at the Live Oak International, each year improvements are made for the benefit of competitors and spectators alike. Held in three phases, beginning with Dressage on Thursday and Friday morning, Saturday’s Driving Marathon phase is especially thrilling as carriages negotiate complex obstacles, each individually sponsored. Last year, over 5,000 spectators enjoyed Saturday’s Driving Marathon competition, followed by the $50,000 CSI2* Grand Prix for show jumping.
Sanctioned as a CAI-B driving event by the International Equestrian Federation (FEI) and offering single, pair and four-in-hand divisions for horses and ponies, Live Oak International attracts the top driving competitors from around the globe. Chester C. Weber, the winner of last year’s FEI four-in-hand driving competition, went on to win his second Individual Silver medal at the 2012 World Championships in Riesenbeck, Germany.
Held at Live Oak Plantation, the private 5,000-acre farm of the Weber family, the Live Oak International is produced by nine-time winner of the USEF Four In Hand Driving Championship Chester C. Weber of Ocala, FL, and his sister, Juliet W. Reid, who has led the Washington International Horse Show as President of the Board for the past four years.
“The passion of countless volunteers has made Live Oak what it is today,” said Weber of the Live Oak International’s long-standing success. “My family and I are proud to be part of it. We have always been committed to delivering the highest quality event to our constituency. Moreover, my career has afforded me the perspective of seeing the best driving events around the world and Live Oak has adopted many of those ideas.”
In addition to the competition, spectators can enjoy the Classic Car Show, sponsored by Palm Chevrolet & Kia, as well as a vendor village and the Signature Brands Kids Zone featuring pony rides and a bounce house. Admission is $10 per person, $5 for children under 12, with proceeds benefiting the Marion County Therapeutic Riding Association.
For more information on the Live Oak International, including VIP Hospitality seating and sponsorship opportunities, please visit www.liveoakinternational.com.
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Enjoy hospitality in the heart of Florida, just minutes from Ocala’s famous horse farms. The Hilton Ocala is truly a resort feel oasis located on six beautiful tree lined acres, complete with its own grass paddock. “Buddy”, the Hilton’s resident Clydesdale, is always eager to say hello as you take a stroll or jog around our expansive back yard.
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HOW TO GET HERE
Exit I-75 at SR 40 (Exit 352). Go West on Highway 40 approximately 6 miles to SW 110th Ave. Turn left, precede 1.4miles to the top of the hill, competition is on the left. Stabling is approximately 1/2 mile further on the left. Physical address: 2215 SW 110th Ave. Ocala, Florida, 34481.
2215 SW 110th Ave. Ocala, Florida, 34481.