CAI Live Oak International on Horse TV

USEF Selection Trial in Florida will have global reach. Starting with the FEI advanced dressage competition on 19th March, The Live Oak International CDE will be available internationally on the Internet through HorseTV.

The Live Oak International CDE coverage of Dressage, Cross Country Marathon and Obstacle competition will be available from Thursday morning, 19th March till Sunday, 22nd March via HorseTV Live, and will remain available online for viewing for a period after the broadcast. DVDs will also be available.

Live Oak International Combined Driving Event is a premiere carriage driving event and USEF Selection Trial which attracts competitors from all around the world. Held at the picturesque 4,500 acre Live Oak Plantation in Ocala, Florida, the four-day event will provide a showcase for the best horses and drivers in the country.

Since its inception in 1993, the Live Oak Combined Driving Event has become one of the premiere Combined Driving Events in North America. Since 1995, the Event has hosted Selection Trials for both the United States and Canadian Equestrian Teams and in 1998, was granted international sanctioning by the FEI.

In 2000, a classic car show was added to the Live Oak venue. The car show has grown to over 150 beautifully restored classic cars which are on display throughout the final day of the Live Oak Event. In 2002, Live Oak hosted the Horse Fever auction, which raised over $800,000 (?560,000) for numerous charities. The 2003 Event has been elevated to a CAI-A, the only event of this level in the United States.

Due to the success of the Horse Fever Auction, we worked with The Marion Cultural Alliance to host an equestrian art auction to benefit charities in 2004 and 2005. In 2007 Live Oak partnered with Marion Therapeutic Riding Assoc. and proceeds from admissions will be donated to this worthy cause annually.

The site of the Event is Charlotte Weber's pristine Live Oak Plantation, in Ocala, Florida, one of the South's largest and most extensive Thoroughbred operations, spanning over 4,500 acres.


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