Ten time US National Four-in-Hand driving champion Chester Weber will present at the 2013 USEF Young Horse Championship Symposium. (Photo courtesy of Scheytt Photography)
Ocala, FL (November 7, 2013) – On November 8th-10th, ten-time US National Four-in-Hand Driving Champion Chester Weber will present at the USEF Young Horse Championship Symposium at the Kentucky Horse Park’s Alltech Arena. As a seasoned four-in-hand combined driver, Chester Weber has spent a lifetime developing horses from youngsters to FEI stars, including his famed horse, Jamaica, who was rescued from a slaughter house before going on to become part of Weber’s international team.
“I have been fortunate enough to develop numerous young horses to the FEI level through our regional events in the southeast; however we saw a need to introduce a structured path for breeders and people interested in developing young sport horses,” commented Weber when asked about his involvement in the Young Horse Championship Symposium.
Beginning his international career at just 18 years of age, Weber remains the youngest driver to be named to the United States Equestrian Team and to qualify for the World Pairs Driving Championship. During his career, Weber has brought along many young horses through to the Championship level.
“I feel that a venue to compete, showcase and develop young horses is needed in the USA. Other successful driving nations have similar programs which has created a windfall for them in developing tomorrow’s stars,” stated Weber.
After making four-in-hand driving history by winning his 10th National Championship title, Weber has become the ultimate resource for the development of equine driving in America.
At the upcoming 2013 USEF Young Horse Championship Symposium, Weber will speak specifically about the structured development of the young driving horse, the qualification requirements for the 2014 Young Horse Championships, and answer questions for breeders and those interested in developing driving horses.
During the November 8th-10th 2013 USEF Young Horse Championship Symposium at the Kentucky Horse Park’s Alltech Arena, USA team coaches and representatives from dressage, eventing, hunter, and jumper disciplines will convene to share their experiences, offer advice, and explain the details of each disciplines’ competition criteria for the 2014 USEF Young Horse Championships.
The USEF Young Horse Championship Symposium will offer a panel discussion, in-depth information on the qualifications and requirements for the championshps, and hope to inspire attendees with the updated and innovative competition format.
To register for the Symposium and reserve your space, please send an e-mail requesting a seat to: YHSymposiumRegistration@usef.org.
View the 2014 USEF Young Horse Championships and Festival Executive Summary here: www.usef.org/images/eblasts/archive/YHC_Summary.html.
For the 2013 USEF Young Horse Symposium Preliminary Overview, click here: www.usef.org/images/eblasts/archive/YHC_Overview.html.
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