Team Weber Gets a Fresh Grip on Competition Thanks to New German Sponsor, Klick and Ride
Ocala, FL (April 8, 2016) – You don’t become an undisputed 13-time champion without knowing how to ‘get a grip’ on your competition— which is why the record National Four-in-Hand Champion in U.S. history, Chester Weber of Ocala, Florida, and his team of KWPN geldings co-owned with Jane F. Clark, have started a new sponsorship with Europe’s innovative horseshoe stud system, Klick and Ride. Klick and Ride promises humane, twist-free, easy-fitting studs that spin smoothly on turns. The studs currently are available in 14 styles, including Grass, Mud, Street/Road, and Allround.
“We chose Klick and Ride because it is a huge time saver when putting in the 32 studs necessary for a four-in-hand team. Moreover, it’s a quality product,” said Weber. “It will allow us to quickly change studs in the warm-up if necessary or midway through marathon. It is a very helpful option to be able to change or adjust your horse’s studs as the weather changes, or if you sense one of your horses may be slipping.”
Referring to the bay KWPN geldings that compose the crux of the Team Weber and Team Clark’s equine arsenal, he explained, “We have three sizes of Klick and Ride studs, and switch them depending on the terrain for marathon or the grass.”
Team Weber will keep good company with Klick and Ride Ambassadors, including German Driving Champions Tobias Bucker and Dieter Baackmann and show jumper Ignacio Gil-Fournier of Spain. Klick and Ride is always open to suggestions and new ideas from Ambassadors and customers, whose field experience helps Klick and Ride products stay on the forefront of what equestrians want and need.
Klick and Ride gained major attention around the world after winning the British Equestrian Trade Association (BETA) 2016 International Innovation Award for Safety and Security. Jessica Baruffolo of Klick and Ride said, “After 15 years of relentless dedication, Sergio Baruffolo, the inventor of Klick and Ride, brought his product to completion. Sergio and his work partner André Vandersmissen started establishing the horseshoe stud system in the European market and overseas to the great satisfaction of jumpers, eventing riders, and combined drivers. We hope to reach out to the whole combined driving industry with Chester on our team.
“Klick and Ride choose to sponsor Chester Weber because he is one of the best drivers in the world, and we feel his success and reputation meet the standards of our company. We are convinced that our product will meet his expectations,” said Baruffolo.
Called the ‘next generation’ in horseshoe studs, high-grade stainless steel Klick and Ride horseshoe studs are guaranteed for high load capacity and durability. Studs can be fitted easily in approximately three to five minutes and need no rethreading. The studs perform a vital role in helping horses negotiate marathon courses or grass fields in a variety of conditions.
Klick and Ride studs are simple and easy to take on and off, making them especially convenient for horsemen, such as Weber, who have a habit of leading the victory lap at awards ceremonies. Team Weber will be sporting the Klick and Ride studs this summer in Europe, where the team is preparing to return to The Royal Windsor CAI3* on May 11-15.
Team up with Team Weber as all 32 studs ‘Klick’ into place in Weber’s pursuit of qualifying for the 2016 World Four-in-Hand Championships in Breda this summer. Follow news, live posts, video and photo galleries, and preferred product reviews atwww.chesterweber.com and follow @ChesterWeber on Instagram.