15 May 2014
Windsor: Perfect start for Chester WeberThe weather gods were with the competitors and the organisers of the International Driving Grand Prix in Windsor today. The four-in-hand drivers started the competition with the dressage, which took place under a lovely sunshine. USA’s Chester Weber was one of the last competitors to go and put down a beautiful test, which was unanimously awarded with the first place by the international Ground Jury.
Weber, who is based in Frankfurt, Germany this summer, is preparing for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Normandy at the start of September. The 2012 individual silver medallist drove his and Jane Clark’s experienced team of horses to victory in dressage at his first-ever start in Windsor.
Reigning World Champion Boyd Exell from Australia finished second with a difference of over four penalty points to Weber. European Champion Theo Timmerman was the very first starter this morning and finished on the third place, three points behind Exell.
The 32 four-in-hand drivers completed their dressage today. The horse pairs and pony four-in-hands will enter the Driven Dressage Arena on the beautiful site of Windsor Castle, where spectators can also enjoy international endurance, show jumping and dressage classes, on Friday.