Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Seven-Time USEF National Four-in-Hand Driving Champion, Chester C. Weber (USA)
It is a great feeling to have Live Oak under my belt. Live Oak was extremely successful for my team this year and we had great turnout despite the weather. I am very pleased with our eighth USEF National Four-In-Hand win. My team had wonderful dressage and cones performances, but the marathon phase proved to be a challenge. My team won four of the first five hazards and finished second in number four by tenths of a second. Unfortunately at the “Gulch” we split the two lead horses on a post which caused us to loose some time, but the horses stayed calm and we were on our way without even a navigator to free them. It was the longest 45 seconds of this past year for me.
(Chester Weber winning the Kentucky Cup Driving Test Event and his seventh National Championship. Photo Credit: Jennifer Singleton).
Team Weber has many things going on this month. My horse Rolex W found his creative side and painted artwork for ReRun’s “Moneigh” collection. The artwork will be posted on ebay.com later this month and the money from the sale supports the ReRun charity. Rolex’s artistic talents and philanthropic side will be recognized this week at Rolex in Kentucky.
Jamaica is going to be at star at WEG this year whether he competes or not. Breyer is working on the finishing touches of a Jamaica model horse that will be debuted at the World Equestrian Games. Jamaica and I will be on hand to sign the model likenesses and meet Jamaica’s fans!
I just participated in a SUCCEED equine digestive health seminar at The Sanctuary Equine Therapy and Rehabilitation Center in Ocala. I explained to the audience how SUCCEED can help competition horses that experience high amounts of stress and physical demands.
On the first of May will know whether or not we will show in Europe this summer, meanwhile we are enjoying the view from top as we have held are number one ranking for WEG following Live Oak.