Breda, Netherlands – Sept. 2, 2016 – The 2016 FEI World Driving Championships for Four-in-Hand, presented by Outdoor Brabant, is underway and taking place Aug. 31–Sept. 4. Seventy-five of the world’s best four-in-hand drivers have gathered to compete for the individual and team world titles in Breda, Netherlands. Under the guidance of Chef d’Équipe Ed Young, the U.S. Driving Team, made up of James Fairclough, Allison Stroud and Chester Weber, are positioned in second place after the dressage phase of competition with a combined score of 88.31 points.
The following combinations compose the U.S. Driving Team for the FEI World Driving Championships for Four-in-Hand:
Fairclough, of Newton, New Jersey, and his own Bento V, a 2006 Dutch Warmblood gelding; Caletta 5, a 2002 Austrian Warmblood mare; Citens, a 2007 Dutch Warmblood gelding; Kavango V. Falkenstein CH, a 1999 Swiss Warmblood gelding; and Zenden, a 2004 Dutch Warmblood gelding.
Stroud, of West Grove, Pennsylvania, and Willow Star LLC’s Anesco 4, a 2005 Dutch Warmblood gelding; Antonio, a 1999 Dutch Warmblood gelding; Enzo, a 2009 Dutch Warmblood gelding; Olando, a 1996 Dutch Warmblood gelding; and Ulco, a 2001 Dutch Warmblood gelding.
Weber, of Ocala, Florida, and his own Amadeus, a 2005 Dutch Warmblood gelding; Boris W, a 2006 Dutch Warmblood gelding; Boy W, a 2000 Dutch Warmblood gelding; Jane Clark’s Splash, a 2003 Dutch Warmblood gelding; and Uniek, a 2001 Dutch Warmblood gelding. Weber also finished third individually in the dressage phase with 40.94 penalties and a score of 74.4 percent.
Misdee Wrigley Miller of Lakewood Ranch, Florida, is competing at the FEI World Driving Championships for Four-in-Hand as an individual with her own Beau, a 2006 Dutch Warmblood gelding; Calipso 86, a 2007 Dutch Warmblood gelding; Carlos 663, a 2007 Dutch Warmblood gelding; Diplomaat, a 2008 Dutch Warmblood gelding; and Marco Freund’s Daan 8, a 2008 gelding of unknown breeding.
Miller finished sixth individually in the dressage phase with 46.43 penalties and a score of 71.0 percent.
Competition will continue with the marathon and cones phases Sept. 3–4.
Find more information on the FEI World Driving Championships for Four-in-Hand here.