Aachen, Germany – July 16, 2016 – Following the marathon phase of Combined Driving at CHIO Aachen, the United States’ Chester Weber has taken over the third place position.
The Ocala, Fla. native drove 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.
He and his team went into the marathon phase on 38.34 penalties from the dressage phase, where they were ranked second. They then incurred 120.06 penalties during the marathon phase, slipping behind The Netherland’s IJsbrand Chardon. Weber and Chardon are only separated by 3.2 penalties, and Weber still hopes to earn an individual place on the podium.
Allison Stroud also represented the United States, who is ranked seventh as a team.
Stroud finished 25th and 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. She currently has 243.24 peantlies.
The two drivers will move onto the final cones phase of the competition on Sunday, July 17.