Articles: Press Release
Veteran USET Driver Chester Weber Qualifies For FEI Indoor World Cup
Marty Bauman, (508) 698-6810, firstname.lastname@example.org
Joanna Smith, (908) 234-1251, email@example.com
Gladstone, New Jersey - September 21, 2001- Veteran United States Equestrian
Team (USET) driver, Chester Weber of Ocala, FL is among the ten
international Four-in-Hand drivers who have qualified for the Federation
Equestre Internationale (FEI) Indoor World Cup of Driving.
In addition to Weber who will compete with his own team, Michael Freund,
Ludwig Weinmayr and Christoph Sandmann from Germany; the Netherlands'
two-time World Champion Ysbrand Chardon and Harry de Ruyter; Switzerland's
Werner Ulrich and Daniel Wergler; Reigning World Champion Tomas Eriksson of
Sweden; and Belgium's Gert Schrijvers have qualified.
The World Cup starts on November 17, 2001 in Stuttgart, followed in two-week
intervals by Stockholm, Amsterdam and Mechelen. After a break of six weeks,
the World Cup resumes on February10, 2002 in Bordeaux, followed by Dortmund,
's-Hertogenbosch and Gothenburg.
The five drivers who will compete in the World Cup Opener in Stuttgart are
Freund, Ulrich, Schrijvers, Weber and Weinmayr. They will be joined by a
local driver who will compete as a Wild Card.
Weber will travel to Stockholm, where he will compete against Eriksson,
Wergler, de Ruyter, Sandman and a Wild Card from Sweden.
This summer, Weber finished in 7th place at the CHIO Aachen placing above
four World Champions. In 2000, he finished in 13th place in individual
competition at the FEI World Four in Hand Championships in Wolfsburg,
The United States Equestrian Team is a non-profit organization that selects,
trains, equips and finances equestrians of the highest possible standard to
represent our country in major international competition, including the
Olympic Games and the World Championships. To accomplish this the USET seeks
out and nurtures the development of talented athletes - riders, drivers and
horses - and provides the support and guidance they need to help them attain
their fullest potential. For more information on the USET, please call
(908)234-1251, or visit USET ONLINE at www.uset.org.