Weber earned his 11th USEF National Four-in-Hand Championship over the weekend at the 2014 Live Oak International CDE.
Top photo: Used with permission from picsofyou.com.
From a USEF Press Release:
The competition came to a close Sunday afternoon for the drivers in the FEI Four-in-Hand division sponsored by Seminole Wellness at Live Oak International. Held in conjunction with the USEF National Four-in-Hand Championship, the division’s results were decided following the cones phase. After meeting the challenge put forth by the 720-meter 19-obstacle course designed by Harmut Kaufmann (GER), Chester Weber won not only the division but his 11th USEF National Four-in-Hand Championship. The championship also serves as the Selection Trial for the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG), giving Weber’s performance another reason for being a special achievement.
Weber (Ocala, Fla.) smoothly guided his and Jane Clark’s team of Royal Dutch Warmblood geldings through the cones course, earning the only double clear round in the division. Adding nothing to his score on the final day of competition, he finished with a score of 116.33.
“They’re all as special as the first one,” Weber commented on winning his eleventh USEF National Four-in-Hand Championship. “It was one of my big goals this year to attend the national championship. I am pleased to be here and have the opportunity.”
As he aims for the 2014 WEG, Weber noted, “It was really good experience to have to drive clear under some pressure. We trained a lot over cones since our last event and it really paid off. My team was really great today. That was one of the nicest cones rounds I’ve ever driven. There was no resistance and it flowed and felt really good.”
Enjoy this exciting video of Weber navigating the hazards during the marathon event — more on-demand video from Live Oak International is available on USEF Network.
Go Team Weber!
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