The Live Oak International Driving Event will celebrate its 20th year in 2012. Over this 20 year period it has been the industry standard for Combined Driving Competition welcoming leading drivers, trainers, coaches and owners from Europe and North America and drawing thousands of people to the area as we again serve the dual purposes of giving the public a chance to enjoy world class combined driving competition while also supporting many non-profit and charity goals. The 2012 Event will host the USEF National Championships for Four In Hand Horses.
The multigenerational love for equestrian sports shared by the Weber family will take another logical step in 2012, with the addition of a Jumping Speed Class following Dressage on Friday and a Jumping Grand Prix following the Marathon on Saturday. We look forward to providing our spectators with some of the best Jumping competition with some of the best Driving competition at the same venue on the same afternoons. A world class Driving event and a world class Jumping competition will be together at a world class farm.
We are very excited about hosting the second Horse Fever Auction Friday evening. The first auction in 2002, raised almost one million dollars for Marion County charities.
The Tentative Schedule is:
Thursday, March 22, 9am - FEI Driven Dressage
Friday, March 23, 8am - Preliminary and Intermediate Driven Dressage
Friday, March 23, 5pm - Jumping Speed Class
Friday, March 23, 6:30pm - Horse Fever Auction. Tickets are required and may be purchased from Marion Cultural Alliance.
Saturday, March 24, 9am - Driving Cross Country Marathon
Saturday, March 24, 2pm - Jumping Grand Prix
Sunday, March 25, 9am - Driving Obstacle Class, Classic Car Show, Coaching Demonstration
Concessions and a Vendor Village will be open during the entire competition. Tailgating is available for the Driving Marathon Saturday. To reserve a Tailgating space contact 352-207-3615. Admission is $10 at the gate for adults and $5 for Seniors and children under 12. It is strongly suggested that spectators bring lawn chairs as seating is very limited.
For additional information and updates, please refer to www.liveoakinternational.com.