OKL Eventing was founded in 2013 by Olivia Loiacono. After years of training, riding, and competing all over the world Olivia decided to bring her knowledge and experience back to the Southern California eventing community.
Riding from a very young age, it became clear early on that eventing was going to be Olivia’s focus. After achieving her "A" rating in Pony Club at age 17 Olivia was given the opportunity to train with Hawley Bennett throughout high school and competed at the CIC* level under her guidance.
After training with Miss Bennett, Olivia went to work for and ride under Buck Davidson, competing through the advanced level and completing several two star competitions including an individual 4th place finish at the North American Young Rider Championships in 2007.
From 2008-2011 she worked for David and Karen O'Connor where she continued her education both in competition and horsemanship. Olivia successfully competed at the advanced level with top finishes at international events including Fair Hill CCI (***) and Jersey Fresh CCI (***) and a 15th place finish at Rolex CCI (****) in 2011.
Olivia then took up a fantastic opportunity to work for Britain’s top rider, William Fox-Pitt for the year of the London Olympics in 2012.
Olivia has since returned home to run OKL Eventing, train, and compete. Bringing young horses through the levels and teaching all stages of eventing are Olivia's specialty and primary focus. During her free time Olivia enjoys giving back by contributing to Pony Club and helping to grow the local eventing community. Ultimately, Olivia is working to build up a team of competitive top level event horses to represent the United States in international competition.