Since its inception in 1993, the Live Oak Combined Driving Event has become one of the premier Combined Driving Events in North America. Since 1995, the Event has hosted Selection Trials for both the United States and Canadian Equestrian Teams and in 1998, was granted international sanctioning by the Federal Equestre Internationale. In 2000, a classic car show was added to the Live Oak venue. The car show has grown to over 150 beautifully restored classic cars which are on display throughout the final day of the Live Oak Event. In 2002, Live Oak hosted the Horse Fever auction, which raised over $800,000 for numerous Marion County charities. The 2003 Event has been elevated to a CAIA, the only event of this level in the United States. Due to the success of the Horse Fever Auction, we worked with The Marion Cultural Alliance to host an equestrian art auction to benefit charities in 2004 and 2005.
In 2007 Live Oak partnered with Marion Therapeutic Riding Assoc. and proceeds from admissions will be donated to this worthy cause annually.