Live Oak International remains one of the most impressive FEI level events in our Marion County community and beyond. Drawing championship level driving competitors and international show jumpers seeking qualification for the 2020 Longines FEI World Cup™ Final in Las Vegas, the list of famous equestrians is unrivaled. The event is truly a destination experience for many riders, sponsors and spectators who come for the thrill of the competition and the world famous social entertainment as well!
This year the event organizers at Live Oak International did not disappoint! What began 30 years ago as a driving event in Ocala, Live Oak International has grown into a world-class equestrian event. Now run by co-Presidents Chester Weber and his sister, Juliet W. Reid, the tournament is the only event in the United States to offer both international combined driving and show jumping competition. As Marion County’s largest spectator event with 15,000 spectators in attendance over the four-day tournament, the exciting competition hosts athletes from all corners of the world.
Both teams at Hudson Phillips Properties and Ocala Horse Properties wish to congratulate the event organizers, multiple volunteers, competitors and fellow sponsors for their enormous contributions to this spectacular event. We were honored to be the Official Realtors of Live Oak International, and we look forward to another world class event in 2021!
We hope you enjoy some photographic highlights of the weekend. A wrap up of the competition results are below.
Daniel Coyle took home the big victory on Sunday in the $100,000 Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ Ocala competing last in a very exciting jump off and just nudging out Margie Engle.
Saturday saw Andre Thieme aboard Celisto with the win in the $36,600 LONGINES World Ranking Competition.
On Friday, Chloe Reid aboard Souper Shuttle took home the win today with a fast time of 63.23 in the $36,600 Live Oak International CSI3* Longines World Ranking Table A Speed Class.
Winning the $10,000 Waldron Private Wealth 1.40 Power and Speed (Table A) was Jonathan Corrigan riding Super Chilled.
National Driving Championships:
Chester Weber secured a record 17th USEF Four-in-Hand National Championship title
Jacob Arnold came out on the final day of competition and won the FEI Horse Pair Cones with Hermitage Farms owned horses. He takes home the FEI Horse Pair from Live Oak International and the USEF Advanced Horse Pair National Championship.
Winning the FEI Pony Single Cones was Jennifer Keeler with Amazing Grace. Jennifer had an exceptional week at Live Oak International and defended her USEF Advanced Single Pony National Championship.
Suzy Stafford wins the FEI Single Horse at Live Oak International and Taylor Bradish takes home the USEF Advanced Single Horse National Championship.
Katie Whaley is the USEF Advanced Pony Pair National Champion for the fifth consecutive time and winner of the FEI Pony Pair division.
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Photo Credits: Lisa Thomas, Mid-Atlantic Equestrian