Chester C. Weber
Chester Weber's name is synonymous with Four-in-Hand driving throughout the world. Team Weber is starting out 2015 in perfect form with the team competing in Europe after a definitive win at the 2015 Live Oak International.
2014 was truly a milestone year for Chester Weber, after consecutive wins at the Kingdom of the Sun CDE, Live Oak International CAI, Windsor Royal Horse Show, and CAI Saumur, Team Weber's 2014 European tour was capped by making history as the first American to win the Four-in-Hand Division at the prestigious CHIO Aachen, followed by capturing the Individual Silver Medal at the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Normandy, France and culminating with top billing worldwide as the FEI's Number One Ranked Four-in-Hand Driver in the World.
Back in the United States in the fall of 2014 Chester Weber was named Driver of the Year and Equestrian of the Year by the Chronicle of the Horse and finished the year as the receipt of the Whitney Stone Memorial Award from the United States Equestrian Team Foundation.
His 2013 European tour saw wins at the CAI Saumur and the CAI Caen, the 2014 World Equestrian Games test event, as well as top three finishes at Beekburgen and Aachen. At the 2014 Live Oak International CAI in March, Weber won his 11th National Championship title. Chester became the first American to ever win an individual medal at the World Driving Championships in 2008 when he won the Individual Silver Medal in the Four-in-Hand World Driving Championships. He is a driving force on the international scene, taking the Team Silver Medal for the US at the 2010 World Equestrian Games and winning the Individual Silver Medal and the Team Bronze Medal at the 2012 Four-in-Hand Driving World Championships at Reisenbeck, Germany. During his 2012 European tour, Chester was dubbed “Mr. Dressage” as he dominated the dressage phase at CAI Lahden, CAI Beekbergen and won the dressage at CAIO Aachen with a record-breaking score of 33.54.
Chester is not only committed to promoting Combined Driving, but is an avid supporter of all equestrian sports and serves on the United States Equestrian Team Foundation (USET) Board of Trustees, in addition to being on the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) High Performance Driving Committee, the National Driving Committee, the Safety Committee, the Hearing Committee, the Licensed Officials Committee and the Driving Technical Committee. Chester is also the chairman of the Active Athlete's Committee and served on the Dressage Search Committee. In addition, Chester serves on the advisory board of the prestigious Equestrian Quarterly magazine. Chester has twice been named as a USEF Equestrian of Honor and always shares the limelight with his horses, including his horse, Jamaica, who was named the 2008 USEF Horse of the Year and who was inducted into the EQUUS Foundation Hall of Fame in 2013.
For more information on Chester, visit his website at www.chesterweber.com and visit him on Facebook at www.facebook.com/chester.c.weber.