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Weber Tops the Field in Cones and Dressage at Altenfelden
Webers dressage score was a 36.86, a huge lead over the second place of
50.82 and the third place score of 53.25.
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Altenfelden, Germany (June 28, 2012 --Combined Driver Chester Weber, the nine-time USEF National Four-In-Hand
Champion, showed off his outstanding dressage abilities during the 2012
Altenfelden International Driving Event, handily driving away with the top
four-in-hand dressage score. Webers dressage score was a 36.86, a huge lead
over the second place of 50.82 and the third place score of 53.25.
My team has really shown a remarkable improvement in dressage and it is
thrilling that we continue to drive away with the best scores, Weber said,
adding that Europe is highly competitive. Team Weber, comprised of horses
owned by Weber and Jane Forbes Clark, is currently on a summer European tour
with their sights set on the World Championships in Riesenbeck at the end of
the summer. During the dressage at Altenfelden we competed Boris W, Ringo,
Splash and Uniek.
During Altenfelden, Team Weber also put in a winning cones test. Following
the teams winning dressage score, they kicked off the marathon with a second
place ranking after the first obstacle. The second obstacle proved to be the
challenge, however, when the carriage bumped a wide-based tree and turned
over, causing Team Weber to incur 60 penalty points and put them out of the
running for a win at Altenfelden.
Team Weber showed true style on the marathon course. No horses or team
members were injured, and after the carriage was righted Weber drove quickly
and accurately, ranking first in the rest of the obstacles, #3 through
#8. Team Weber was able to bounce back in the cones phase with another handy
win, proving once and for all that Team Weber is a force to be reckoned
Despite the marathon incident, Weber was thrilled with his teams performance
in the dressage ring and he continues to earn the nickname
Mr. Dressage. During Webers 2011 European tour, the foreign press dubbed
Weber the Dressage Master and the one to beat in the dressage ring and the
nickname Mr. Dressage was born. Our dressage team showed us they have the
capability of setting a new world record, Weber said.
Weber added that he is grateful to Jane Clark and his entire team of support
staff. Janes horses have really added a great depth to the team, he said,
adding that the next stop for Team Weber-Clark is the CHIO Aachen in Aachen,
As one of Americas most driven and decorated competitors, Weber entered
unchartered territory earlier this year when he won the USEF Four-In-Hand
Championship for the ninth time. The combined forces of Team Weber and Team
Clark has also proven to be a brilliant move and a positive step for
American four-in-hand combined driving.