Moggre Masters $35,700 CSI3* Longines World Ranking CompetitionMarch 9, 2019
Ocala, Florida – March 8, 2019 – Age is just a number for 17-year-old Brian Moggre who won the $35,700 CSI3* Longines World Ranking Competition against a field of nearly fifty talented riders Friday at Live Oak International.
Riding for Major Wager LLC, Moggre blazed across the grass arena with MTM Vivre le Reve in a red hot time of 61.56 seconds thanks to advice from his trainer, Mike McCormick.
“Today I thought, well, Mike always says, ‘You can’t win them all if you don’t win the first one,’ so I knew I wanted to go in and give it a shot. It worked out for me, and my horse really stepped up to the plate,” Moggre said.
Jennifer Gates and Evergate Stables LLC’s Capital Colnardo landed in second place with a time of 64.97 seconds.
“For me with my horse, I knew I could leave out strides in a few places. He has a really long step, so that’s where I am able to be a tiny bit faster. I was just trying to go for a nice, efficient, clean round, and I’m happy with how my horse performed,” Gates said.
A time of 65.68 seconds had pathfinder Lauren Hough in the lead for more than half the class before being unseated by Gates. She still finished third with Laura Mateo and Meredith Mateo’s Waterford.
“I thought my horse jumped a very good round. Going first, you never really know. If I had gone later there were a couple places I could’ve gone a bit quicker, but I’m thrilled. It was a good warmup for hopefully a good result again on Sunday.”
The $10,000 Waldron Private Wealth 1.40m Power and Speed class kicked off the action for the show jumpers Friday afternoon. In her Live Oak International debut, Kelli Cruciotti and the quick-footed Grandy de Laubry finished on top of the 30-entry class. Riding for 3 Seas LLC, Cruciotti had an impressive time of 29.22 seconds.
“It’s an amazing feeling. This show is absolutely incredible,” Cruciotti said. “My horse jumped amazing. She’s one that I feel very lucky to ride.”
Chloe Reid piloted Team Reid’s Sally to a second place finish. They had a clear round in a speedy 29.74 seconds. Ireland’s Mark Kinsella took home third place with Nicole Walker’s Chaloubet after a fault-free round with a time of 30.25 seconds.
Show jumping continues Saturday, March 9, with the $35,700 Longines World Ranking Competition at 1:30 p.m., and culminates with the $100,000 Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ Ocala on Sunday, March 10. It is the last chance for U.S. riders to qualify for the 2019 Longines FEI World Cup™ Final in Gothenburg, Sweden.
Live Oak International Co-President Chester Weber led the Live Oak International Parade of Nations through downtown Ocala Thursday. Crowds lined the streets to watch the procession of horse-drawn carriages, different breeds of horses, and international equestrians, with Weber, the 2018 World Equestrian Games (WEG) individual silver medalist, acting as Grand Marshal and driving the Grandview Clydesdale team. As part of the festivities, Weber and his WEG teammate Misdee Wrigley-Miller were recognized by Ocala Mayor Kent Guinn for earning the first-ever U.S. Combined Driving World Championship team gold medal.
Live Oak International is also hosting USEF Advanced Four-in-Hand and Advanced Pairs Combined Driving National Championships. Drivers will take on the exciting marathon phase Saturday starting at 8:30 a.m., before the nail-biting Obstacles phase on Sunday.
For results, visit www.liveoakinternational.com/show-results.
For its 2019 edition, Live Oak International offers some exciting new features to include even more members of the local and regional communities.
The Live Oak International Car Show is organized by Ocala Street Cruisers. This is a people’s choice, cruise-in car show. The car show will take place on Sunday, March 10 and 30 trophies will be presented at 3:00 p.m. Entrance to Live Oak International allows entrance to car show. More information can be found at www.ocalastreetcruisers.com.
The No Limits Sunday Funday is a collaboration of local non-profit service providers dedicated to providing hope and encouragement to people with a disability. Held on Sunday on the marathon course, entrance to Live Oak International also allows entrance to this special event. Non-profits participating are Gentle Carousel Miniature Therapy Horses, ARC Marion, Inc., Champions for Champions, Inc., Kimberly’s Center, Stirrups ‘n Strides Therapeutic Riding Center, Special Olympics Florida, TLC (Transitions Life Center), We Who Care, Amrit Yoga Institute, Florida Kids Helping Kids, Marion County Parks & Recreation, Just As I Am, Ocala Recreation & Parks, United Universes, The Pearl Project, Outreach Autism Services Network, and Ocala Marion County Community Foundation. Families and individuals will enjoy a Stick Horse Obstacle Course, Bocce, Music & Dance Activities with demonstrations, Archery, Corn Hole, Balloon Darts, Robotic Maze, Wagon Pull Maze, Bowling, Fishing Game, Lazer Target Shooting. Photo Booth, Spiderman, Capt. America & other Marvel Characters, Art Activity and more. *In recognition of the No Limits Sunday Funday, children 12 and under are admitted to all the day’s events free.
The Paso Fino Horse Association Parade of Breeds Exhibit is an extension of the Live Oak International Parade of Nations. Parade goers saw many different breeds of horses on Thursday evening, but Live Oak International spectators will actually have the chance to meet horses at the showgrounds, March 7 – 10. Breeds include Paso Finos, Clydesdales, miniature horses and more!
Daily general admission tickets, week passes, and VIP hospitality packages are available. *Thursday through Saturday, children 6 and younger enter free.
Guests will also enjoy boutique shopping, the Audi biergarten, local food vendors and more. Visit www.liveoakinternational.com to purchase your tickets.
About Live Oak International
Started in 1992 by Chester Weber, the reputation of Live Oak International has grown each year. Now run by Co-Presidents Weber and his sister, Juliet W. Reid, the show is a world-class equestrian event and is the only tournament in the United States that offers both combined driving and show jumping. For more information about the event, please visit