Articles: Press Release
Weber Wins USET Four-in-Hand Championship at 2003 Gladstone Driving
Contact: Marty Bauman, (508) 698-6810
Gladstone, NJ-September 22, 2003-Chester Weber of Ocala, FL, emerged
victorious in the United States Equestrian Team (USET) Four-in-Hand
Championship at the Gladstone Driving Event in Gladstone, NJ, September
At the Event, held at Hamilton Farm Golf Club and Equestrian Center,
home of the USET Headquarters and Olympic Training Center, Weber won the
dressage phase of competition with a score of 39.36 penalties. He
placed second to Tucker Johnson of Hobe Sound, FL, in the marathon,
scoring 100.34 penalties to Johnson's 99.83. Weber had a clear cones
round to clinch the win with a final score of 139.70 penalty points.
James Fairclough of Newton, NJ added pressure to Johnson's hold on the
Reserve Champion title by going clean in cones. Unfortunately, Johnson
had two balls down, giving Fairclough the Reserve Champion title (9th
time), as Johnson dropped to third place.
Weber was a member of the United States' Silver Medal Four-in-Hand team
at the 2002 World Equestrian Games in Spain. His win at the Gladstone
Driving Event was Weber's first in a USET Four-in-Hand Championship. He
won the USET Pair Horse Championship in 1996 and 1998.
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.