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WEG: Chester Weber — U.S. Driving

2002 U.S. Four-in-Hand Combined Driving Team

Horses:

Adrian W, Bay, Gelding, KWPN, 7
Toledo T, Bay, Gelding, KWPN, 12
Goofy, Bay, Gelding, KWPN, 13
Jamaica, Bay, Gelding, KWPN, 11
Jockamo W, Bay, Gelding, KWPN, 8
Ines 20, Bay, Mare, Baden Wurten, 14
Maximo W, Bay, Gelding, Holsteiner, 6
Rolex W, Bay, Gelding KWPN, 5
Toro 14, Bay, Gelding KWPN, 9
Palle, Brown, Gelding, Danish, 7 old
Owner: Chester C. Weber

Home: Ocala, Florida

Born: June 3, 1975

Chester Weber © Ronnie Nienstedt

In the winter of 2001 and 2002 Chester Weber competed in Europe at many of the FEI World Cup competitions, placing well in each competition against some of the world's strongest competitors. In the summer of 2002 he helped the U.S to a second-place finish at CAIO/CAIP-A Breda in the Netherlands, where he finished 8th as an individual. The next week he went on to CAI-A Riesenbeck where he placed 4th.

In 2001, he won the Advanced Four-In-Hand Divisions at both the Basingstoke Combined Driving Event, Old Town, FL, and the Treasure Coast CDE, Fort Pierce, FL. He was one of 10 international drivers invited to compete at the Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI) Indoor World Cup of Driving competition in Stockholm, Sweden, an event he won.

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A Cornell University graduate, Weber is the youngest driver ever to qualify for a World Pairs Driving Championship. He was 18 when he qualified for the 1993 World Pair Driving Championship in Gladstone, NJ, at which he won the presentation class. At the 1997 Pairs Driving World Championship in Riesenbeck, Germany, Weber was a member of the sixth-place USET squad.

In 2000, Weber represented the United States in the World Four-In-Hand Championship in Wolfsburg, Germany.

During 1999, Weber began his four-in-hand career with an impressive victory at the Georgia International CDE. He later went on to post wins in the Advanced pair division, earning a spot on the U.S. Equestrian Team for the World Pairs Driving Championship in Kecskemet, Hungary. There, Weber placed eighth individually, the best finish for a U.S. driver, and led the team to a fifth-placed standing. He finished his season with a notable second-placed performance in the USET Four-In-Hand Championship at the Fair Hill International in Maryland

Weber won the 1998 Cosequin/USET Pairs Championship, his second championship title in three years. In 1997, he was victorious in the Advanced Pair division at Live Oak Combined Driving Event and the Myopia Driving Event in Massachusetts.

In 1996, Weber won the Pair Horse Division at Harrod's Driving Grand Prix in Windsor, England, and the Cosequin/USET Pairs Championship at the Gladstone Driving Event. He is the youngest driver ever to win the USET Championship.

An alternate for the 1995 World Pairs Championship, Weber also won all three phases of the 1995 Fair Hill Advanced Pair Classic and earned the Fiona Baan Memorial Trophy. That same year, he was also victorious in the USET Advanced Pairs Division at Middletown Pony Club.

Career Highlights

2002

2nd-Team Four-In-Hand CAIO/CAIP-A Breda, Breda, The Netherlands
8th - Individual Four-In-Hand CAIO/CAIP-A Breda, Breda, The Netherlands
7th - CHIO Team Four-In-Hand Aachen, Aachen, Germany
3rd - FEI Indoor World Cup, Mechelen, Belgium
2nd - FEI Indoor World Cup, Amderdam, The Netherlands
1st - FEI Indoor World Cup, Stockholm, Sweeden
3rd - FEI Indoor World Cup, Stuggart, Germany

2001

1st - FEI Indoor World Cup, Stockholm, Sweden
1st - Advanced Four-In-Hand, Basingstoke CDE, Old Town, FL
1st - Advanced Four-In-Hand, Treasure Coast CDE, Fort Pierce, FL

2000

13th - Individual World Four-In-Hand Championship, Wolfsburg, Germany
2nd - Advanced Four-In-Hand, Live Oak CDE, Ocala, FL
2nd - Advanced Four-In-Hand, Georgia International CDE, Conyers, GA
2nd - Advanced Pair, Bayer/USET Festival of Champions, Gladstone, NJ

1999

Member of USET Pairs Driving World Championship Team finishing eighth individually, Kecskemet, Hungary
2nd - USET Four-In-Hand Championship, Fair Hill International, MD
1st - Advanced Pair, Bayer/USET Festival of Champions, Gladstone, NJ
1st - Advanced Pair, Live Oak CDE, Ocala, FL
1st - Advanced Pair, Yellowframe Farm CDE, Southern Pines, NC
1st - Advanced Four-In-Hand, Georgia International CDE, Conyers, GA

1998
1st - Cosequin/USET Pairs Championship, Gladstone Driving Event, Gladstone, NJ
1st - Advanced Pair, Live Oak CDE, Ocala, FL
1st - Advanced Pair, Yellowframe Farm CDE, Southern Pines, NC
1st - Advanced Pair Horse, Bayer/USET Festival of Champions, Gladstone, NJ

1997
Member of USET Pairs Driving World Championship Team finishing sixth, Riesenbeck, Germany
1st -Advanced Pair Horse, Myopia Driving Event, South Hamilton, MA
1st - Advanced Pair, Live Oak CDE, Ocala, FL
3rd - USET Advanced Pair Horse Selection Trial, Yellowframe Farm CDE, Southern Pines, NC
3rd - Advanced Pair, Gladstone Driving Event, Gladstone, NJ

1996
1st - Pair Horse, Harrod's Driving Grand Prix, Windsor, England
1st - USET Pairs Championship, Gladstone Driving Event, Gladstone, NJ
2nd - Advanced Pairs, Laurels Combined Driving Event, Unionville, PA
3rd - Pair Horse, CAI Compiegne, France

1995
Alternate, World Pairs Championship Team
1st - Advanced Pair Classic, Fair Hill International, MD
1st - USET Selection Advanced Pair, Middletown Pony Club Spring CDE, Middletown, DE
3rd - USET Advanced Pair Selection, Live Oak, Ocala, FL
3rd - USET Advanced Pair Selection Trial, USET Festival of Champions, Gladstone, NJ

1994
1st - Pairs, USET Festival of Champions, Gladstone, NJ
2nd - USET Pairs Driving Championship, Gladstone, NJ
2nd - Advanced Pair, Laurels CDE, Unionville, PA
3rd - Pair Horses Classic, Fair Hill International, MD

1993
Individual competitor, World Pairs Championship, Gladstone, NJ

Last update: 7/02

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