Entering the 26th Year of hosting the Live Oak International, the Tournament now boasts being the largest Combined Driving and Show Jumping equine event of its kind in the country and counts among its competitors some of the leading drivers, riders, trainers, coaches and owners from Europe and North America in both disciplines.
But in 1992, the competition was a relatively small event drawing a few competitors. Chester Weber, who is now Co-President of the event alongside his sister, Juliet W. Reid, and is an internationally renowned four-in-hand driver, couldn’t compete because he was not 18. He’d been driving since he was 12.
Over the years, the competition’s reputation has grown and now hosts national championships and regularly is used for placement on the U.S. Combined Driving Team.