LIVE OAK INTERNATIONAL RETURNS MARCH 16-19, 2023
FEATURING CSI-W 4* LONGINES FEI WORLD CUP™ JUMPING OCALA
GERALD KUH TAKES THE REINS AS DIRECTOR OF SPORT
Live Oak International will return to Live Oak Stud in Ocala, Florida March 16 – 19, 2023 for the thrilling 32nd rendition of the event. The only show jumping and combined driving tournament in the United States will once again host the exciting $216,200 CSI-W 4* Longines FEI World Cup Jumping Ocala. It will be the last chance for U.S. riders to qualify for the 2023 Longines FEI World Cup™ Final in Omaha, Nebraska.
In addition to prestigious show jumping, the tournament will again host combined drivers from around the world who will be competing for top honours in the discipline which includes the exhilarating and crowd favourite, combined driving marathon competition.
For the second time, Live Oak International will include on the schedule a CSI1* division for the young and upcoming show jumpers as well as the LOI youth driving division for the next generation of driving equestrians. The tournament is dedicated to creating opportunities at the world class facility to a broader range of horses and athletes.
“Every year we strive to be bigger and better. Our facility is one of the best in the world and we want as many competitors (athletes and horses), sponsors and spectators to have the opportunity to experience it as possible” said Chloe D. Reid, Live Oak International Co-President. “We look forward to welcoming our competitors, spectators and sponsors to the tournament and once again, we’re excited to offer an unforgettable experience for all.”
New to the Live Oak International team for 2023 is Gerald Kuh. Gerald takes the reins as the 2023 Director of Sport and comes to the role with seasoned experience having organized major FEI continental championships and games including the Olympics.
“Live Oak International is a top tournament and I’m honoured to join the team,” said Gerald Kuh. “Live Oak International offers show jumping and combined driving at a world class level and venue. I look forward to the opportunity to grow with the distinguished tournament team and to help continue to shape Live Oak International into one of the most revered equestrian events in the world”.
For more information and updates on Live Oak International 2023, please visit www.liveoakinternational.com. Tickets will be available for purchase beginning November 15, 2022.
About Live Oak International
What began 32 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 niece, Chloe D. Reid, the tournament is the only in the United States to offer both international combined driving and show jumping at the same competition. As one of Marion County’s largest spectator event, more than 15,000 spectators attend the four-day tournament to watch the competition by athletes from around the globe. In addition to the combined driving and show jumping competition, Live Oak International hosts many hospitality opportunities, and a flourishing vendor area available to the public. For more information, please visit www.liveoakinternational.com