Live Oak International Seeks National Anthem Singers for 2018 EventFebruary 19, 2018
Ocala’s largest spectator event, the Live Oak International, which takes place March 15-18, 2018, is running a contest to find National Anthem singers. An Ocala tradition for more than 25 years, Live Oak International brings top combined driving and show jumping athletes to Live Oak Plantation for a world-class equestrian competition. More than 10,000 spectators attend.
Singers of the National Anthem are needed the afternoons of March 17 and March 18. Those interested in entering the contest should upload a video of them singing the National Anthem to YouTube, and send to Meghan@liveoakinternational.com with “National Anthem Contest” in the subject line. Performers may be individuals or groups.
The contest ends March 2 at 11:59 p.m., EST. Winners will be notified the second week in March.
Equestrian action at Live Oak International includes the last leg of the Longines FEI World Cup Jumping North American League. The thrilling $100,000 CSI-W3* Longines FEI World Cup Jumping Qualifier Grand Prix, presented by Golden Ocala Golf & Equestrian Club will take place on Sunday, March 18 and is the last chance for U.S. riders to qualify for the 2018 Longines FEI World Cup™ Final in Paris. Classes leading up to final qualifier include the $10,000 Waldron Private Wealth 1.40m Power and Speed Stake and the two $35,000 CSI3* Longines World Ranking Class Qualifiers on Friday and Saturday.
During the Combined Driving Tournament, seven USEF National Champions will be crowned. For the third consecutive year, Live Oak International is hosting the USEF National Championship for the Advanced Four-in-Hand Horse plus the championships in the Intermediate divisions of Single Pony, Pair Pony, Pony Team, Single Horse, Pair Horse, and Four-in-Hand Horse will also be determined. Driving begins with Dressage on Thursday, March 15 and Friday, March 16, continues with the Marathon on Saturday, March 17, and concludes with the Obstacles on Sunday, March 18.