Chester Weber Wins FEI World Equestrian Games Test Event
Tryon, North Carolina (April 26, 2018) — Winning the FEI World Equestrian Games CAI Test event with your best horses, you’re A-Team is good, if fact very good, but winning it with your B -Team, the greener, developing horses- is nothing short of awesome. And Chester Weber and his B-team were just that- awesome-at last weekend’s Four-in-Hand Driving CAI Test Event for the 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games hosted at the International Tryon Equestrian Center.
Driving exceptionally well in the grueling three-day event, which featured an incredibly technical course designed by Richard Nicoll, Weber closed the event with much more than a learning experience. With Weber at the helm, the three-day potential WEG team he took clinched the win with a final score of 159.38 points.
“We were really pleased,” Weber said. “We took what I refer to as the B-team, our developing horses, to this event and they all did really well.” Weber commented on the newest horse on his team, the 7-year-old Gouveneur who replaced fellow potential WEG contender, Reno at the test event, Weber said, “He did a great job. I was really pleased; he is developing well.”
The event also served as an opportunity to experience the International Tryon Equestrian Center, as the test event was the center’s very first driving competition ahead of the center hosting the 2018 WEG driving events.
“The stabling was super horse-friendly and nice,” Weber said of the facility. “The horses seemed quiet, relaxed and comfortable which is important, and they all seemed happy there.”
The event’s success was particularly gratifying coming off Weber’s recent victory at Live Oak International’s combined driving competition, which earned Weber an unprecedented 15th USEF Four-in-Hand National Championship and Jean Keathley Perpetual Memorial Trophy for best FEI Dressage Score.
Weber hopes his performance at Tryon leads to another opportunity to represent the States this fall, as Weber has traditionally played a significant role in earning the U.S. team international Four-in-Hand medals. With three Silver Medals from past World Equestrian Games to his credit, there is little doubt that Weber has his sights set on gold for September and last weekend’s performance makes that goal seem very possible.
Follow the Team Weber campaign to the 2018 World Equestrian Games, and more news, results, photos and combined driving updates on Chester Weber’s official Facebook page, Instagram account @ChesterWeber, and website, www.chesterweber.com.
Chester Weber takes home the victory during the Tryon FEI World Equestrian Games Test Event. (Photo courtesy of Haide.se)