Chloe Reid Wins the $36,600 Live Oak INternational CSI3* Longines World Ranking Table A speed class
Chloe Reid aboard Souper Shuttle took home the win with a fast time of 63.23 in the $36,600 Live Oak International CSI3* Longines World Ranking Table A Speed Class at the 30th Live Oak International in Ocala, Florida. Winning the opening $10,000 Waldron Private Wealth 1.40 Power and Speed (Table A) was Jonathan Corrigan riding his 12-year-old Super Chilled with a time of 32.03.
“Souper Shuttle felt amazing today and I knew this was going to be a great course for her after I walked it” said Chloe Reid. “I had the plan to ride both of my horses in both classes here at Live Oak and I wanted to go for it in the $10,000 Waldron Private Wealth 1.40 Power and Speed but also wanted to set up for the weekend ahead. I’m very happy with how today unfolded.”
Second was Nicky Galligan from Ireland aboard Javas Miss Jordan with a time of 65.28. “Today was about getting in the ring and my horse is naturally fast and jumping consistent. I was looking to have a nice round and I got a little lucky. Overall, I’m very pleased with my horse” said Nicky Galligan.
Winning the $10,000 Waldron Private Wealth 1.40 Power and Speed was Jonathan Corrigan riding Super Chilled. “The course walked very well and there were options that were inviting to make some inside turns but you had to stay on your toes” said Jonathan. “Olaf Peterson Jr. did a great job course designing. This is a new horse to me and I’m grateful for Kevin Babington for trusting me with the ride.”
Second Flore Giraud from France Voyou du Bobois with a time of 32.97. Andrew Ramsay along with Stranger from the USA takes home third place with a final time of 33.17
Driving kicked off the day at Live Oak International. In first place in the Intermediate Single Pony Dressage with a final score of 54.53 was USA’s Kristin Whittington with her pony Symphony. Second place went to Deborah Lawrence with Top Secret 53 from USA with a close score of 54.72 and in third was Janelle Marshall with Kennebec Joyce from Australia with a score of 55.38
Boots Wright from USA takes home the win for the Intermediate Pony Pair Dressage with a score of 51.81. With a score of 63.09 was Roberta Greeno from USA who finished second. In the Intermediate Pony Team Dressage, a win for Louise Blankinship, with a final score of 74.93.
This unique event is a must see for spectators. In addition to some of the world’s best riders and drivers, this year Live Oak International will feature special presentations by the Budweiser Clydesdales, the Young Living Essential Oil Percherons and the Paso Finos Horse Association. With an AdventHealth KidsZone, Audi Biergarten, and the Stella Artois Airstream Trailer this year’s event is set to be four days full of live action with something for all to enjoy.
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 in the United States to offer both international combined driving and show jumping competition. As Marion County’s largest spectator event, more than 10,000 spectators attend the four-day tournament to watch the exciting competition by athletes from all corners of the world. In addition to the combined driving and show jumping competition, Live Oak International hosts many hospitality opportunities, and flourishing vendor area available to the public. For more information please visit www.liveoakinternational.com