Aachen, Germany – July 14, 2016 – The dressage portion of the CHIO Aachen four-in-hand driving competition has ended, and Chester Weber and the U.S. driving team are within reach of claiming top honors.
After an opening day performance that earned Weber third place, he entered the dressage arena and had an impressive round that moved him into second place behind Australia’s Boyd Excell with a score of 38.34 penalties.
Weber’s score and his teammate, Allison Stroud’s score (56.93) combined for a 95.27, placing the U.S. Driving team behind the Netherlands (81.46) in team rankings.
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.
Stroud finished 17th 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.
The two drivers will move onto the marathon portion of the competition on Saturday, July 16.