Live Oak International announces Jon Garner as new Director of Sport

Live Oak International announces Jon Garner as new Director of Sport

November 13, 2019

Ocala, Florida – Live Oak International is excited to announce that Jon Garner will be joining the Team in 2020 as Director of Sport.

“I’m delighted to be back at Live Oak International after nine years, supporting this great team in the role as Director of Sport” Garner said about his new role.

No stranger to the equestrian world or to Live Oak International, Jon is highly regarded for his role as Competition Manager at Spruce Meadows over many years, and was Director of Sport at the very successful 2017 FEI World Cup Finals for jumping and dressage in Omaha, Nebraska.

“We’re thrilled to have Jon back again to the Tournament. He was with us in 2012 when we brought show jumping to Live Oak International, so this was an obvious choice for us moving forward” said Juliet W. Reid, co-president of Live Oak International.

Her co-president and brother, sixteen time USEF Combined Driving Four-In-Hand National Champion, Chester Weber echoed the excitement, “Jon helped us in the beginning when we introduced show jumping, and now, as we’ve grown, we’re delighted to have him back on board as our Director of Sport. We have a strong team and look forward to adding his experience to it.”

Marking our 30th anniversary in hosting equestrian competition, Live Oak International will host the final Longines World Cup Show Jumping ™ Qualifier in the 2019/2020 series, before Las Vegas hosts the World Cup Finals in April. Live Oak International additionally is the home of the Advanced driving classes: Pony Single/Pair/Four-in-Hand, Single horse, Pair horse, Four-in-Hand horse, for the 2020 USEF Combined Driving National Championships.

Mark your calendars for March 5-8, 2020 to join us in Ocala under the live oak trees as we host our 30th equestrian event in Ocala. Sponsorship, hospitality, and vendor opportunities available. For more information, please contact us at

About Live Oak International

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 international combined driving and show jumping competition. As Marin 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, with the Audi Gainesville Bier Market, all available to the public. For more information please visit