Aachen, Germany – July 13, 2016 – The United States Driving Team completed their first day of competition at CHIO Aachen. The world-renowned equestrian show facility hosted the the first half of the dressage portion in the four-in-hand driving division on Wednesday.
Chester Weber of Ocala, Fla. and Allison Stroud of West Grove, Pa. represented the United States in front of a global audience. Weber finished the day in third place with a score of 43.33, putting him behind Netherlands’, IJsbrand Chardon (40.83) and Australia’s Boyd Excell (34.05). Stroud ended the day just shy of the top 10 with a score of 54.72 to claim 11th place.
Weber was driving his own Amadeus, a 2005 KWPN gelding; Boris W, a 2006 KWPN gelding; Para, a 1997 KWPN gelding; and Jane Clark’s Splash, a 2003 KWPN gelding; and Uniek, a 2001 KWPN gelding. Stroud was driving Willow Star LLC’s Anesco 4, a 2005 KWPN gelding; Antonio, a 1999 KWPN gelding; Enzo, a 2009 KWPN gelding; Olando, a 1996 KWPN gelding; and Ulco, a 2001 KWPN gelding.
Both Weber and Stroud will have another opportunity in the dressage arena to climb up the leaderboard on Thursday, July 14, before moving on to the marathon and obstacle portion of the competition.