Drebkau, Germany (June 20, 2016) – Thirteen-time Four-in-Hand U.S. National Champion combined driver Chester Weber drove his way to the top of the coveted international podium in Drebkau, Germany this weekend by winning the CAI 3* competition. Once again proving himself worthy of his merited nickname “Mr. Dressage,” Weber took the lead by winning the dressage phase, then maintained his team’s strength throughout marathon and cones for a world-class finish.
Weber drove unique combinations of his and Jane Clark’s team of high performance bay KWPN geldings. Team Weber kicked off the dressage phase with Boris W, Splash, Para, and Uniek, who moved masterfully despite unpleasantly slick weather conditions.
“This team has been the backbone of our success for the past four years and is training in top form,” said Weber after his dressage win. “I am very happy to have this seasoned group back together. They really showcased their quality despite the deep footing.”
Weber was especially proud of Uniek for his standout performance, as this was the horse’s first event since competing in the CAIO 4* in Riesenbeck, Germany last August of 2015. Weber tactfully arranged the team by resting Splash and using new rising star Amadeus, who was previously owned and competed by Hungarian driver József Dobrovitz, for the marathon and cones phases.
“The highlight of the tournament was marathon, without a doubt,” Weber recounted. “We will now continue to refine our skills as Aachen is quickly approaching.”
Team Weber and Clark will use this achievement as fuel heading into the CHIO 4* in Aachen, Germany July 11-17. After Aachen, Weber will continue on to the 2016 World Four-in-Hand Championships in Breda, the Netherlands later this summer. Join up with Team Weber for more news, photos, and videos through the official Facebook page, Instagram @ChesterWeber, or atwww.ChesterWeber.com.
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