For the past 25 years, Live Oak International has developed one of the most idyllic courses for combined driving and show jumping events in the United States.
Set among the grand live oaks of the pristine and expansive 5,000-acre Live Oak Plantation, the showgrounds were designed and built to meet international competition standards.
The main arena hosts the Live Oak International Combined Driving Dressage and Obstacles events. It is also the site of all of the jumping, including the $100,000 Longines World Cup Qualifier, which is part of the Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping North American League. A total of 14 athletes from the North American league will qualify for the Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Final, in Omaha, NE on March 29-April 2, 2017.
The stabling and schooling areas are located conveniently adjacent to the showgrounds. Stables are temporary with canvas on frame doors and set on a lime rock base.
The Marathon Course
The jewel of the showgrounds is the driving marathon course that tests even the best of sport horses.
The course presents competitors with seven challenging hazards laid out across the course and includes bridges, water and a dizzying array of fences. Carriage driver and horse must maneuver through the maze of fences in the correct pattern, testing the agility and response of both driver and horse.
For the show jumping events the course also is designed at international-level difficulty. The fences, however, are not static and if a horse hits the top rung too hard and it falls, penalty points are assessed.
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