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Weber Wins at Royal Windsor Horse Show

First American to win Four-in-Hand Championship in nearly 3 Decades

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Chester Weber greets HRH Queen Elizabeth II

The last time Chester Weber competed at England's Royal Windsor CAI3* was 1996, when he took his victory lap with a horse pair. Eighteen years and 11 national four-in-hand team titles later, he has won there again. Weber, who is the first American to win the Four-in-Hand division in almost three decades, also posted one of only three double clear performances in the final cones phase of the Land Rover International Grand Prix's hotly-contested challenge. During the awards presentation Weber was congratulated by Her Royal Highness Queen Elizabeth II.

"This really means a lot to me - to win at Royal Windsor is particularly special," said Weber, of Ocala, FL. Driving the matched team KWPN bay geldings he co-owns with Jane Clark, the reigning USEF National Four-in-Hand champion set an early five-point lead over six-time IDGP winner, Boyd Exell of Australia, and a judicious pace through the marathon, finishing fourth overall but still keeping a lead of more than two penalties over the Australian whip.

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Chester Weber during the marathon at Windsor

 

Three penalties in the cones phase cost Exell any advantage he may have hoped to leverage to claim the lead while a picture-perfect performance by Team Weber (one of only three double clears in the class, which hosted 32 competitors from 13 countries) assured a win and smile 18 years in the making.

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HRH Queen Elizabeth II presenting the trophy to Team Weber

 

"I was overjoyed with the performance from our team. Not only did the horses show they are in their best form ever, but the countless hours put forth by the people in the background made this win extra special," said a proud Weber. Fans of the talented driver will remember his gracious hosting of Breyer's Sunshine Celebration event in 2011 at the family farm in Ocala. None could doubt how much effort Team Weber puts into everything they do!

 

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Comments

BreyerLover2222 Says:
06/16/2016 at 7:47 pm

Congrats, congrats, congrats, Weber!!! Love your horses and love your accomplishments!!!

Horseshoe Girl Says:
05/26/2014 at 1:51 pm

Woooooow!!!

The horses are beautiful!!!!

Horseshoe Girl Says:
05/26/2014 at 1:51 pm

Woooooow!!!

The horses are beautiful!!!!

breyerbui Says:
05/22/2014 at 8:30 pm

Congratulations Team Weber!

This is so outstanding and I can actually say I met the man and he does but great effort into his horses.

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