USEF National Championship Advanced Four-In-Hand Horse to Return to Live Oak International in 2024

Edited Press Release

Ocala, Florida (December 7, 2023) – Live Oak International is delighted to announce the return of the USEF Combined Driving National Championship for Four-in-Hand. The prestigious Live Oak International tournament will mark its 33rd edition from March 14-17, 2024, hosted at the renowned Live Oak Stud in Ocala, Florida.

Having hosted the National Championship for several years, Live Oak International is set to continue the legacy in 2024 and continue to highlight combined driving in the United States. 

Renowned for its world-class venue dedicated to delivering an unparalleled experience for both drivers and horses, Live Oak International consistently attracts top talent from around the globe. The resurgence of this significant championship is a source of excitement for drivers, spectators, and the entire Live Oak International team.

I am delighted to host this esteemed championship once again in the global arena where it rightfully belongs. As an active participant in this discipline, I understand firsthand the significance of a premier venue hosting world-class competition,” said Chester Weber, Live Oak International Co-President, and 20-time Four-in-Hand National Combined Driving Champion.

“Every year Live Oak International is determined to grow bigger and better. As a Co-President of the tournament, I work alongside my team who work incredibly hard to ensure the grounds are ready and our offerings are deserving of the world’s top competition. Our team is focused on increasing awareness of combined driving in the US and making this championship the best National Championship to date.”

In addition to the Four-in-Hand combined driving division, Live Oak International will feature a diverse range of divisions, extending a warm welcome to competitors worldwide from the FEI 3* & 2*, Intermediate, Para and Youth levels. Participants will engage in various competition phases, including dressage, cones, and the highly anticipated marathon highlight. 

The LOI Youth Driving Division, which made a successful debut in 2022, is thrilled to confirm its return for the 2024 program. This division has swiftly gained popularity, providing emerging talents with the unique opportunity to compete at an elite facility and gain invaluable experience.

“The youth division holds immense significance for me as it embodies the future of the sport. I believe providing younger competitors with the chance to participate at the same venue as the sport’s best offers a valuable learning experience on a world-class stage. Having the younger competitors rubbing shoulders with some of the sports elite can only inspire the next generation,” expressed Chester Weber.

For additional information and updates on Live Oak International 2024, please visit www.liveoakinternational.com. For all sponsorship and VIP enquiries please feel free to reach out to ainsley@liveoakinternational.com. Tickets are now available for purchase on the website or via this link.

About Live Oak International 

Live Oak International stands as the United States’ premier competition, featuring both top-level combined driving and show jumping. Annually, this event opens its doors to the foremost drivers, riders, trainers, coaches, and owners hailing from both Europe and North America.