Meet Chester

chester-weberChester C. Weber

Chester Weber is the most decorated driver in the United States. His numerous accolades have yielded prestigious recognition throughout the world. The Ocala, Florida native was raised on his family’s farm, and started driving competitively at a young age, under mentor Jimmy Fairclough. When he was 18 years old, Chester was the youngest driver to be named to the United States Equestrian Team for the World Pairs Driving Championships in Beesd, the Netherlands. He earned 12 consecutive wins after advancing to the Four-in-Hand division in 1999. Then in 2008, Chester made history by becoming the first American to win an Individual Silver Medal in the Four-in-Hand FEI World Driving Championships. He won Royal Windsor (GB) CAI3* two consecutive years, receiving personal congratulations from Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II. Chester is a 18-time U.S. Equestrian Federation Four-in-Hand National Champion, and regularly ranks in the top 3 for FEI world rankings. He has won 4 silver medals at World Equestrian Games, and a historic team gold—in 2018 at the WEG in Tryon.

Chester is not only committed to promoting combined driving, but also is an avid supporter of all equestrian sports as he serves on the USET Board of Trustees. Chester also serves on the USEF High Performance Driving Committee, the National Driving Committee, the Safety Committee, the Hearing Committee, the Licensed Officials Committee and the Driving Technical Committee. Beside his sister, he is the co-president of Live Oak International, a competition which showcases FEI level combined driving and showjumping.

queenFor more information on Chester, explore our website, official Facebook page, and Instagram @ChesterWeber.

Memorable Achievements

    • 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games Team Gold in Tryon, N.C.
    • 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games Individual Silver in Tryon, N.C.
    • 18-time USEF Four-in-Hand National Champion (2020, 19, 18, 17, 16, 15, 14, 13, 12, 10, 09, 08, 07, 06, 05, 04, 03)
    • 2015 Won the Royal Windsor Horse Show Four-in-Hand division for the second consecutive year (2014)
    • 2014 FEI Top Ranked Four-in-Hand Combined Driver
    • 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games Silver Medal in Normandy, France
    • 2014 First American to win the Four-in-Hand at the CHIO Aachen in Germany
    • 2012 FEI Four-in-Hand Driving World Championships individual silver medal and team bronze medal
    • 2012 Broke the CHIO Aachen Four-in-Hand dressage record with a 33.54
    • 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games Silver Medal
    • 2008 First American to win an Individual Silver Medal in the Four-in-Hand FEI World Driving Championships