Live Oak International is the largest Combined Driving and Show Jumping competition in the country, drawing competitors from more than 20 countries. As one of the top multi-discipline FEI events in the country, it is an event that celebrates our local horse community. Ocala Horse Properties proudly returns for our second year of supporting this remarkable event as the Official Realtor of Live Oak International!
The competition draws more than 10,000 people to the show grounds at the expansive Live Oak Stud, owned by the Weber family. The spectator experience is unmatched featuring tailgate competitions, top notch shopping and world renowned parties. The celebration kicks off Thursday March 7th with a Parade of Nations in downtown Ocala, followed by non-stop horse competition March 8th – March 10th. This truly is a weekend to remember in Marion County!
Take Part In The Action (Schedule of Key Events)
Thursday March 7th @ 4PM – Parade of Nations, Downtown Ocala!
Friday March 8th
8am – Driving Dressage Competition
1pm – 1.40m Power and Speed Show Jumping
3pm – $35,000 CSI3* Longines World Ranking Competition
Saturday March 9th
8:30am – Driving Marathon
1:30pm – $35,000 CSI3* Longines World Ranking Competition
7pm – Sponsor and Competitor Party Sunday
Sunday March 10th
8:30am – Driving Obstacles Intermediate CAI
1:30pm – $100,000 Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Ocala
And Now a Word From Live Oak International
Official Press Release, Ocala, Fla.
The only international combined driving and show jumping tournament in the U.S. returns to Live Oak Stud, March 7-10, 2019. Live Oak International, now in its 28th year, attracts equestrian athletes and horses from more than 20 countries to Ocala each year to compete at the world class event.
This year, Live Oak International will host the USEF Combined Driving National Championships for the Advanced Four-in-Hand Horse and Advanced Pair Horse, as well as offer classes at the Intermediate level. Driving begins with Dressage on Thursday and Friday, continues with the Marathon on Saturday, and concludes with the Cones phase on Sunday, March 10. Co-president Chester Weber, will be chasing his 16th Four-In-Hand national title!
Show jumping competition includes the $10,000 Waldron Private Wealth Power & Speed, two $35,700 Longines World Ranking Classes, and culminates with the thrilling $100,000 CSI-W3* Longines FEI World Cup Jumping Ocala on Sunday, March 10. It is the last chance for U.S. riders to qualify for the 2019 Longines FEI World Cup™ Final in Gothenburg, Sweden.
Competitors will notice that the competition arena has returned to grass, whereas last year, it had sand-fiber footing. “In preparation for the 2018 event, we began a renovation of the arena. We’re happy to have completed that process, and now offer a state-of-the-art grass arena, with a European textile base,” said Weber.
While equestrian sport is the cornerstone of this unique event, spectators will enjoy performances by the Grandview Clydesdales, a special horse breeds exhibit sponsored by the Paso Fino Horse Association, boutique shopping, the Audi Biergarten, and local food vendors. Live Oak International will also host the No Limits Sunday Funday and a car show on Sunday, in conjunction with the equestrian competition.
Daily general admission tickets, week passes, tailgating options, and hospitality packages are available.
Visit www.liveoakinternational.com/shop to purchase your tickets.
Stay up to date on all upcoming event information on their FB Page https://www.facebook.com/LiveOakInternational/
The team at Ocala Horse Properties will be at the event all weekend, so come on out and join us in celebrating world class horse sport right here in Marion County!
Enjoy scenes from the 2018 Live Oak International! All photo credits courtesy of Erin Gilmore Photography for Live Oak International.