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Chester Weber First American to Win Fahrderby at CAI Riesenbeck
One of World's Most Prestigious Driving Prizes
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Riesenbeck, Germany - One of the United States' most accomplished drivers, Chester Weber of Ocala, Florida, has become the first American to win the CAI Riesenbeck, one of the most prestigious titles in four-in-hand driving known as the "Fahrderby." He won by a considerable margin despite deep footing in the dressage and muddy footing in the marathon. His final score was 525.10. Peter Tischer of Germany was second with a score of 568.34 and Ludwig Weinmayr of Germany was third with 596.20.
The official results for Riesenbeck can be viewed at http://www.zrufv.riesenbeck.de , click on "Fahrderby."
The Fahrderby format calls for 5 tests, with the two additional tests for pairs. Weber got a comfortable lead in the dressage and was third in the marathon enabling him to hold on to his lead. He then went clear in the cones. "My dressage has been good all year, it's my strong suit, but we were the last starter of over 40 to go in the dressage and the ring looked like a plowed field. Others had difficulty with it but my team handled it," said Weber.
Weber said he believes this win indicates that the United States' driving team should be in contention at CHIO Aachen next week, and at the World Championships in Hungary, August 3rd through the 8th.
Results for the upcoming CHIO Aachen show can be viewed at
www.chioaachen.de. The US team to compete in the World Driving Championships
in Hungary will be selected after Aachen. The short listed horse and rider
combinations for the United States Olympic Dressage and Show Jumping teams
will also be competing at Aachen.
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