Chester Weber
USA

Chester Weber

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Age43
Competing forUnited States of America - USA
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Statistics

Driving

Number of starts: 65
Number of wins: 28
Only the results from 01 January 2010 included
Year2018
Individual Rank
Team Rank
Discipline: Driving Born: 2005 Studbook: KWPN Sex: Gelding
Discipline: Driving Born: 2006 Studbook: KWPN Sex: Gelding
Discipline: Driving Born: 2009 Studbook: KWPN Sex: Gelding
Date Show Event Competition Obs. Height Horse Position Score
21/09/2018 Tryon NC WEG-A 4 WEG-A 4 Asjemenou 2
21/09/2018 Tryon NC WEG-A 4 WEG-A 4 Boris W 2
21/09/2018 Tryon NC WEG-A 4 WEG-A 4 First Edition 2
Ranking/Standing Horse Rank Points
FEI Driving World Cup™ Standings 9 11
FEI Driving World Cup™ Qualification Standings 3 83
FEI Top Driver Award Standings - Four-in-Hand 3 73
Biography
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement Becoming the number one ranked driver by the International Equestrian Federation [FEI] in 2014. (aikenhorsenews.com, 12 Aug 2014)
Awards and honours He was awarded the Becky Grand Heart Trophy in January 2014. (ker.com, 21 Jan 2014)

In 2008 he was named a United States Equestrian Federation [USEF] Equestrian of Honor. (chesterweber.com, 12 Aug 2014)
Famous relatives His wife My Weber [nee Elisabeth] has competed in show jumping. (My Weber Facebook profile, 08 Apr 2017)
Other information OTHER ACTIVITIES
He has performed a number of roles within the USEF, including serving on the board of directors, the High-Performance Driving Committee, the National Driving Committee and the Safety Committee. He has also acted as chairman of the Active Athletes Committee. In 2014, he accepted an invitation to become a selector for the US para-equestrian team that competed at the world championships that year. (usefnetwork.com, 14 Aug 2014; chronofhorse.com, 23 Apr 2014)

LANDMARKS
At age 18 he became the youngest driver to be named to the United States Equestrian Team [USET]. He was also the first US driver to win an individual silver medal in four-in-hand driving at the world championships. He accomplished this at the 2008 edition in the Netherlands. (chesterweber.com, 12 Aug 2014; artandgator.com, 23 Jul 2012)

OTHER INFORMATION PROVIDED BY ATHLETE
Chester Weber, the United States’ most celebrated combined driver, has earned numerous accolades and prestigious recognition for his accomplishments throughout the world. The Ocala, Florida native was raised on his family’s Live Oak Plantation, and started driving competitively at a young age, with mentoring from 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 England’s Royal Windsor CAI3* two consecutive years, and receiving a personal congratulations from Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II. Chester has three World Equestrian Games silver medals, 13 U.S. Equestrian Federation Four-in-Hand National Champion titles, and the number one slot on the FEI world rankings.

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. He is also active in the organization of Live Oak International, which showcases FEI level combined driving and showjumping at his and the Weber family’s 5,000-acre thoroughbred breeding farm Live Oak Plantation. Chester has twice been named as a USEF Equestrian of Honor, but he always shares the limelight with his horses, most famously his horse, Jamaica, who was named the 2008 USEF Horse of the Year and in 2013 was inducted into the EQUUS Foundation Hall of Fame.

Medals description

Olympic Games
Gold medal - First place Gold medal - First place
Silver medal - Second place Silver medal - Second place
Bronze medal - Third place Bronze medal - Third place
Ranked Ranked
FEI World Equestrian Games™
Gold medal - First Place
Silver medal - Second place
Bronze medal - Third place
Ranked