June 7, 2014 -- Saturday's runs on the marathon course at the Saumur CAIO4* have helped the U.S. team hold onto second place, and stay in position to earn a top finish in Nations Cup competition. Led by Chester Weber (Ocala, Fla.), who finished second in the Four-In-Hand division with a 93.34 score, the U.S. team has a total score of 307.6.
In the individual competition, Weber's marathon performance has him one step closer to a repeat of his 2013 win. On a total score of 126.25, he now has a nearly nine point lead over second-placed Koos de Ronde of The Netherlands.
Weber's compatriots and American team members Allison Stroud (West Grove, Pa) and Misdee Wrigley-Miller (Lakewood Ranch, Fla.) are in 21st and 22nd place, respectively, after the marathon. Stroud finished Saturday with a 133.16 score and Wrigley-Miller with 134.73.
The Nethlerlands leads the Nations Cup competition with a 279.1 score, and France is in third with 309.7
In the Pony Team division American expat Laurie Astegiano (Roussac, France) holds steady in fourth place after a fourth-place finish in the marathon. Her overall score is now 156.13.
France's Olivier Thiriez leads the pony team division two-thirds of the way through competition with a 134.38 score.
Get full results and learn more about the Saumur CAIO4* here: http://www.saumur.org/cai/accueil-gb.html
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