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Chester Weber Is Top Placing American at 2016 FEI World Driving Championships

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Ocala, Florida (September 12, 2016) – After competing his Four-in-Hand team at top CAI tournaments across Europe this summer, Chester Weber is settling back home at his Ocala, Florida farm. Weber drove his and Jane F. Clark’s team of harmonized bay KWPN geldings to world-class finishes at several prestigious competitions, concluding their summer season as the top placing American in the 2016 FEI World Driving Championships for Four-in-Hand in Breda, the Netherlands.

Driving through all three unmistakably challenging phases representing the red, white, and blue, Team Weber finished in fourth place at the World Driving Championships held August 31 through September 4. Weber also led the US Driving Team with quality performances that set the stage for teammates of James Fairclough and Allison Stroud, along with individual Misdee Wrigley Miller.

“It was super challenging course, evidenced by the one double-clear round, but I am really pleased with my group of horses and with our top-four finish,” Weber commented. “We went into this thinking we could drive for a medal, but with more time to train before the 2018 [FEI World Equestrian Games], hopefully we can do that next time.”

This past summer, the dubbed “Mr. Dressage” once again proved his place amongst the world’s best drivers by demonstrating Team Weber’s strength and stamina on the international podium. Weber commenced the summer with a solid performance at the hotly anticipated CHIO 4* Royal Windsor Horse Show in England, and then went onto Drebkau, Germany to take the top honors at the CAI 3* tournament. Most recently Weber took third overall at the CAIO 4* of the CHIO Aachen World Equestrian Festival in Aachen, Germany before heading onto Breda, the Netherlands.

The 13-time U.S. Four-in-Hand National Champion is now on home soil, soon to be joined by his and Clark’s bay geldings. Additionally, Weber will be welcoming 5-year-old KWPN gelding, nobly named Governor, to his main training program in the states. Acquired from Riant Paardesport Centrum and Mieke van Tergouw, Governor has been training with Jan van den Berghe in Weber’s young horse program in Belgium since he was 3 years old. Already showing great promise driving in pairs, Governor is ready for the big leagues and will transition to the four-in-hand team soon.

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Weber Finishes Fourth at 2016 FEI World Driving Championships for Four-in-Hand

Chester Weber (Krisztina Horváth/Hoefnet.com)

Breda, The Netherlands – The 2016 FEI World Driving Championships for Four-in-Hand came to its conclusion on Sunday with the cones phase deciding the final placings. Under the guidance of Chef d’Equipe Ed Young, the U.S. Driving Team of James Fairclough, Allison Stroud, and Chester Weber, along with individual Misdee Wrigley Miller, put forth a solid effort at the championship. Weber secured an impressive fourth-place finish with a score of 192.11, while the U.S. Driving Team finished in sixth place with a score of 435.38. The Netherlands led from start-to-finish to claim the Team Gold medal with a score of 365.09. Hungary earned the Team Silver medal with a score of 390.22, and Germany received the Team Bronze medal with a score of 394.79.

Weber (Ocala, Fla.) was determined from the start of the competition to have a quality performance with his own and Jane Clark’s KWPN geldings. They began the championship with a lovely dressage test that earned a score of 40.94 from the Ground Jury of Andrew Counsell (GBR), Jiri Kunat (CZE), Hanspeter Ruschlin (SUI), Henk van Amerongen (NED), and Reiner Wannenwetsch (GER), placing third in the first phase. In Saturday’s marathon phase, Weber and his team tackled Jeroen Houterman (NED)’s challenging course, having great performances in obstacles one, two, four, and six to finish the phase in 21st place with 146.98 penalty points. They were lying in fifth place heading into Sunday’s cones phase, and they did not disappoint. Weber and his team laid down an excellent cones round over Houterman’s tricky track, knocking down a single ball at obstacle nine and collecting 1.19 time penalties for a total of 4.19 penalty points, which made them tie for fifth place in the phase. At the end of the day, Weber finished fifth overall on a score of 192.11 to be the top U.S. driver in the championship.

“It was super challenging course, evidenced by the one double-clear round, but I am really pleased with my group of horses and with our top-four finish,” Weber said. “We went into this thinking we could drive for a medal, but with more time to train before the 2018 [FEI World Equestrian Games], hopefully we can do that next time.”

Stroud (West Grove, Pa.) and Willow Star LLC’s KWPN geldings had a harmonious dressage test to earn a score of 47.37 for eighth place after the dressage phase. They had a steady performance in the marathon phase, collecting 188.26 penalty points and finishing the phase in 40th place. Stroud and her team had three balls down and 13.73 time penalties to place 37th in the cones phase with 22.73 penalty points, finishing in 32nd place overall with a score of 258.36.

Fairclough (Newton, N.J.) had a respectable dressage test with his mixed team of Warmbloods to slot into 17th place in the first phase with a score of 54.63. They had some good moments in the marathon phase. However, they finished the phase in 45th place with 225.92 penalty points. Fairclough and his team had a fantastic cones round with a single ball down at obstacle 17 and 4.64 time penalties. They finished the cones phase in ninth place with 7.64 penalties points, thus finishing on a final score of 288.19, 40th place overall.

Individually, Wrigley Miller (Lakewood Ranch, Fla.) performed a stellar dressage test with her own and Marco Freund’s team to place sixth in the first phase with a score of 46.43. She started off slow on the marathon course but picked up the pace towards the end to finish strong, tallying 280.59 penalty points for 49th place in the phase. In the cones phase, Wrigley Miller recovered well from a disobedience at obstacle nine when a horse did not go through a cone. They finished with 58.04 penalty points for 52nd place. Overall, she and her team finished in 48th place on a score of 385.06.

Boyd Exell (AUS) never relinquished his lead from the start to win Individual Gold with an overall score of 158.40. IJsbrand Chardon (NED) earned Individual Silver with a score of 183.13 and Koos de Ronde (NED) collected Individual Bronze with a score of 185.26.

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By Kathleen Landwehr

Chester Weber Earns a Top Placing at CAIO4* Aachen

Photo courtesy of Marie De Ronde-Oudemans.

Aachen, Germany (July 19, 2016) – The greatest combined driver in American history, Chester Weber, once again masterfully held his own amongst the best drivers in the world at the CHIO Aachen World Equestrian Festival, where Weber took third place individually. Weber and Jane F. Clark’s team of KWPN geldings proved to be a formidable force, successfully driving their way through three impressive phases to the winners’ circle in the CAIO4* competition.

In 2014, the 13-time Four-in-Hand U.S. National Champion from Ocala, Florida made history as the first American to win the Four-in-Hand division at the CHIO Aachen in the competition’s nine decades of existence. Weber was proud to return to this year’s hotly contested CAIO4*, competing individually and concurrently on the U.S. Driving Team with teammate Allison Stroud in the Nations Cup competition.

Team Weber’s Splash, Uniek, Boris W, and Boy W opened with an impressive dressage phase, receiving a score of 38.34 from the ground jury for second place. Weber remained in the top five placings through an intense marathon course designed by Dr. Wolfgang Asendorf, where he arranged his team by resting Splash and enlisting newcomer Amadeus in the lineup. Artfully finishing cones with only 2.56 time penalties, Weber was the top-ranked American with a score of 160.96 for third place. He remained in good company in the final results, closely behind fellow international champions Boyd Exell of Australia and Ijsbrand Chardon of the Netherlands, respectively.

“The dressage phase demonstrated that we are in top form as the World Championships in Breda approaches,” Weber stated. “The marathon was very difficult as a stamina test. We can improve upon that in preparation for Breda.”

Team Weber also took part in the Top Score Driving Cones Competition at CHIO Aachen, where points did not count towards individual or Nations Cup placings. His team finished third. Weber will now continue training his team of horses for the World Driving Championships Four-in-Hand in Breda, the Netherlands, to be held on August 31 – September 4.

Weber continues to be a leading figure in American Four-in-Hand combined driving, and promotes the equestrian sport wherever he goes. For more Team Weber updates, photos, and combined driving news, follow Chester Weber at www.chesterweber.com.

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USEF Names U.S. Driving Team for CHIO Aachen

Lexington, Ky. – The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) has named the U.S. Driving Team for CHIO Aachen. The CAIO4*-H4 division of CHIO Aachen will take place July 13-17, 2016, in Aachen, Germany. Ed Young will serve as Chef d’Equipe for the team.

The following combinations will compose the U.S. Driving Team for CHIO Aachen (in alphabetical order):

Allison Stroud (West Grove, Pa.) and 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

Chester Weber (Ocala, Fla.) and 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

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Chester Weber Tops International Leader Board at Drebkau CAI 3*

Photos courtesy of Dr. Jürgen Schwarzl and Hoefnet.

Drebkau, Germany (June 20, 2016) – Thirteen-time Four-in-Hand U.S. National Champion combined driver Chester Weber drove his way to the top of the coveted international podium in Drebkau, Germany by winning the CAI 3* competition. Once again proving himself worthy of his merited nickname “Mr. Dressage,” Weber took the lead by winning the dressage phase, then maintained his team’s strength throughout marathon and cones for a world-class finish.

Weber drove unique combinations of his and Jane Clark’s team of high performance bay KWPN geldings. Team Weber kicked off the dressage phase with Boris W, Splash, Para, and Uniek, who moved masterfully despite unpleasantly slick weather conditions.

“This team has been the backbone of our success for the past four years and is training in top form,” said Weber after his dressage win. “I am very happy to have this seasoned group back together. They really showcased their quality despite the deep footing.”

Weber was especially proud of Uniek for his standout performance, as this was the horse’s first event since competing in the CAIO 4* in Riesenbeck, Germany last August of 2015. Weber tactfully arranged the team by resting Splash and using new rising star Amadeus, who was previously owned and competed by Hungarian driver József Dobrovitz, for the marathon and cones phases.

Weber2“The highlight of the tournament was marathon, without a doubt,” Weber recounted. “We will now continue to refine our skills as Aachen is quickly approaching.”

Team Weber and Clark will use this achievement as fuel heading into the CHIO 4* in Aachen, Germany July 11-17. After Aachen, Weber will continue on to the 2016 World Four-in-Hand Championships in Breda, the Netherlands later this summer. Join up with Team Weber for more news, photos, and videos at www.chesterweber.com.

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Team Weber Takes Victory Lap at Kingdom of the Sun CDE before Leaving for Europe

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Ocala, FL (March 23, 2016) – The Florida Horse Park of Ocala, Florida saw local horseman and 13-time U.S. National Four-in-Hand Champion Chester Weber take the victory lap in the third leg of the ‘Triple Crown of Driving,’ the Kingdom of the Sun CDE, on March 17-20. Weber posted the win over courses by one of Great Britain’s best 4* designers, Barry Hunter. The victory set the stage for Team Weber to next head to Europe, where Weber will be driving to defend his two-time consecutive winning title in London at The Royal Windsor CAI3*.

“I was very pleased with all of the horses and the potential they are showing, especially Amadeus on the wheel in the marathon phase. He was fantastic,” said Weber after his Kingdom of the Sun CDE win. With great attention to detail, Weber arranged his and Jane F. Clark’s team of bay KWPN geldings to maximize their potential, putting Amadeus and Boy W to the lead with wheel horses Boris W and Danzer in the dressage phase. For marathon, he relied on lead horses Asjemenou and Boy W, with Amadeus and Danzer in the wheel. Then wrapping up the competition in cones, Weber arranged his team to include Boy W and Amadeus in the lead, with Boris W and Danzer bringing home the wheel.

Team Weber soared penalty-free through Hunter’s marathon course, wresting a brief opening day lead away from Pennsylvania whip Allison Stroud and never looked back, adding just 4.44 penalties to the score on the third and final day’s cones phase. This led to Weber’s victory in the Kingdom of the Sun CDE 2* Horse Teams division, with a 169.04 score overall and nearly 20 points ahead of second-placed Stroud (181.43).

The Kingdom of the Sun CDE is a premier driving competition for the Florida Horse Park, and has served as both a Selection Trial for the World Singles Championships and a ‘warm-up’ for the World Equestrian Games. For the last two seasons, the competition has served as a springboard for Team Weber gearing up for The Royal Windsor Horse Show, where Weber received first place and personal congratulations from HRH Queen Elizabeth.

Team up with Team Weber and Team Clark as they continue their efforts to qualify for the 2016 World Four-in-Hand Championships in Breda this summer. Follow news, live posts, video and photo galleries, and preferred product reviews at www.chesterweber.com.

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Crookston and Weber Score Selection Trials Division Wins at Kingdom of the Sun CDE

Donna Crookston and Viktor (Picsofyou.com)

Lexington, Ky. – The winter competition season in Florida came to a close over the weekend at the Kingdom of the Sun CDE in Ocala, Fla. Single Horse and Four-in-Hand drivers aiming for the 2016 FEI World Driving Championships competed in the CAI2* divisions, which served as Selection Trials. Donna Crookston climbed the leaderboard to win the CAI2*-H1 division, while Chester Weber won the CAI2*-H4 division.

Crookston (Saltsburg, Pa.) had a respectable dressage test with Viktor to receive a score of 61.96 and sit in third place following the dressage phase. She and her 2008 Dutch Harness gelding had a spectacular marathon phase, finishing first at all seven obstacles. They handily won the phase and added 81.77 penalty points to their score to sit second in the overall standings. Crookston and Viktor had a single ball down at 5C for 3.00 penalty points to win the cones phase and secure the win with a final score of 146.73.

“Our dressage is coming along nicely. He just started at the Advanced level in January, so I am quite happy with his progress so far,” Crookston explained. “Marathon was absolutely super! He is really turning into a great marathon horse; we were first in each hazard. He was also very good in the cones phase. He just turned eight in February, so he is a young, enthusiastic horse that I am very excited about.”

Barbara Chapman (Metamora, Mich.) and Meara Beval, her 2004 American Warmblood mare, finished in second place at just 0.02 penalty points behind Crookston and Viktor with a final score of 146.75. Leslie Berndl (Newcastle, Calif.) and Uminco, her 2001 Royal Dutch Warmblood gelding, rounded out the top three with a final score of 152.02.

Chester Weber (Picsofyou.com)
Chester Weber (Picsofyou.com)

Weber (Ocala, Fla.) drove some newer talent as part of his and Jane Clark’s KWPN team, but still had top performances in the CAI2*-H4 division. He and his team had a solid dressage test to earn a score of 50.16 and finish second in the phase. They had an excellent marathon performance to win the phase with a score of 114.44 and move into the overall lead. Weber and his team added 4.44 time penalties to their score in the cones phase to win the phase and claim top honors in the division.

“I was really pleased with the team. We left some fire power at home and had two new additions since January for this competition. I was happy with how the line-up performed,” Weber said. “With the World Championships being in September, it makes for a long season, so we are trying to find a balance with resting the more seasoned horses and allowing the newer horses to get more experience as part of the team. All of the horses are training very well and we plan to head to the Royal Windsor Horse Show next.”

Allison Stroud (West Grove, Pa.) and Willow Star LLC’s Dutch Warmblood team finished in second place with a score of 181.43, while Craig Grange (Delmar, Iowa) and his team finished third on a score of 228.85.

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By Kathleen Landwehr

Lucky 13 for Team Weber at 2016 Live Oak International

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Ocala, FL (February 29, 2016) – Chester Weber has set the bar even higher for four-in-hand driving, winning a record thirteenth USEF National Four-in-Hand Championship this weekend. “Thirteen is a lucky number in my family. We try our hardest. It’s not just me driving – there is a wonderful support team behind me. Everybody works as hard as they can to get it done,” said a grateful, and now record 13-time champion, Chester Weber at the conclusion of the 25th edition of the Live Oak International driving event. The 2016 Live Oak International horse show, held on February 25-28, presented the USEF National Four-in-Hand Championship on the 5,000-acre Ocala, Florida equestrian estate owned by the Weber family.

Weber piloted the four stalwart bay KWPN geldings co-owned with Jane Forbes Clark – Boris W, Danzer, Para, and Ultra – in dressage, then swapped Para out for Team Weber’s new rising star Amadeus in marathon and cones. Team Weber drove to a decisive 173.20 points overall to finish 38 points ahead of closest contenders, Pennsylvania whip Allison Stroud (211.62) and fellow Florida horseman Craig Grange (260.89).

Weber, known internationally as “Mr. Dressage,” drove the team to a fluid win in the opening dressage phase on Thursday and set a commanding lead after Saturday’s marathon to drive towards a “lucky” 13th title. “I was really, really pleased. It was a great day for driving and I was really tickled with the horses. They did a great job. That’s what we are here for – it’s about the horses,” Weber commented.

The horses amply delivered for Weber and Clark, posting the fastest times across six of the seven obstacles on the spacious outdoor marathon course created by Gabor Fintha to add just 118.70 penalties to their first day score. On Sunday’s closing cones phase, Team Weber dropped just a single tennis ball atop cone six to incur minimal penalties and clinch the championship title.

“This team is going to be really competitive internationally,” said Weber. “This was a real test of driving every step, because the course shared an arena set with show jumping fences. The course at the FEI Worlds probably won’t have jumps in it, but will certainly offer its own technical challenges. There was a great atmosphere in our arena, similar to a World Championships.”

The FEI Four-in-Hand and Single Horse divisions at Live Oak International served as selection trials for drivers aiming for the 2016 FEI World Driving Championships, to be held on August 31 – September 4 in Breda, The Netherlands. Team up with Team Weber as they continue their march toward the FEI World Four-in-Hand Championships and follow news, live posts, video and photo galleries, and preferred product reviews at www.chesterweber.com.

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Weber Wins 13th USEF Four-in-Hand Driving National Championship at Live Oak International

Top Three in the USEF National Championship (Picsofyou.com)

Ocala, Fla. – The 2016 USEF Four-in-Hand Driving National Championship came to a close with the cones phase at Live Oak International. Chester Weber earned his 13th USEF Four-in-Hand Driving National Championship title after leading the competition from start to finish. The field of four competitors demonstrated great driving throughout the competition and is looking strong as the U.S. prepares for the 2016 FEI World Championship this summer.

Weber (Ocala, Fla.) and his and Jane Clark’s team displayed great skill in all three phases, winning by a 38-point margin. Weber’s team this weekend included a mix of up-coming talent Amadeus, a gelding competing in his first National Championship, and veteran experience in Para, a 19-year-old gelding competing in his 10th National Championship. Their quest for the national title began on Thursday in the International Arena with a fluid dressage test that earned a score of 45.25, putting him at the top of the leaderboard. Weber increased his lead considerably in Saturday’s marathon phase with the fastest time in six of the seven obstacles on Gabor Fintha’s course, adding 118.70 penalty points to their score. In the cones phase, Weber and his team had another winning performance. They knocked a single ball at cone six and incurred a handful of time penalties to win the championship with a score of 173.20.

“The horses were good today and I was really pleased. I think this team is going to a really competitive cones team internationally,” said Weber. Weber also spoke to the added challenge presented during the cones phase at Live Oak International which also hosts show jumping in the same arena. “This is a real test of driving every step of the course when you have an arena with show jumps in it. The course at the [World Championships] probably won’t have jumps in the area, but might have some different technical natures. There was a great atmosphere in the arena with the crowds also similar to the World Championships.”

Allison Stroud (West Grove, Pa.) has mastered driving Four-in-Hand horses after switching from a pony team less than three years ago. She and Willow Star LLC’s Dutch Warmblood team performed a harmonious dressage test on Thursday to receive a score of 53.39. In the marathon phase, Stroud drove confidently through the challenging track, adding 146.86 penalty points to her score. In the cones phase, she entered the arena with steely determination and had just one ball down and 8.36 time penalties to finish as Reserve Champion on a score of 211.61.

First-time National Championship contender Craig Grange (Delmar, Iowa) entered his first FEI event this weekend and showed great promise throughout the weekend. Marking a 66.72 in dressage, Grange boldly took on the tough marathon track, posting the second fastest times of the day through obstacles two and three. He added 155.33 penalty points, to start the final phase in third place. The cones phase proved to be a bit tricky for Grange and his team as they had five balls down and disrupted obstacle 16, requiring a pause for a rebuild. With the additional of time penalties, Grange took third place with an overall score of 258.89.

Misdee Wrigley Miller (Lakewood Ranch, Fla.) began the championship week with a solid dressage test that earned her a score of 49.49 from the ground jury, good for second place. She elected to retire during section A of the marathon phase due to a minor finger injury which she sustained earlier this season.

Suzy Stafford and PVF Peace of Mind (Picsofyou.com)
Suzy Stafford and PVF Peace of Mind (Picsofyou.com)

The FEI Four-in-Hand and Single Horse divisions this weekend served as selection trials for drivers aiming for the 2016 FEI World Driving Championships. Suzy Stafford (Wilmington, Del.) and her 2015 USEF International Horse of the Year, PVF Peace of Mind, took an early lead in the FEI Single Horse division and never looked back. Following a 43.58 score in dressage, the pair dominated the marathon phase, posting the fastest times in six of seven obstacles and adding 94.22 penalty points to their score. In the cones phase, Stafford and “Hunny” again proved their athletic prowess, leaving all the balls up and adding .85 in time penalties, winning the division on an overall score of 138.65.

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Chester Weber’s Beloved Jamaica Turns 25

Photo courtesy of Warmbloods Today Magazine.

From Rescue Horse to USEF Horse of the Year

Ocala, FL (February 5, 2016) — He was the international rags to riches story that won the hearts of America and the world. A Dutch-bred gelding destined for slaughter who proved too high-spirited for a job pulling a city carriage, then plucked from obscurity by one of the greatest four-in-hand drivers in history. He became a champion whose steel shoes were gifted to Prince Phillip by President Obama, and who was commemorated as a Breyer® horse model. His athleticism and driving honors earned him the title of 2008 USEF Horse of the Year, and made him a 2013 inductee into the EQUUS Foundation Horse Hall of Fame.

We know him as the horse called Jamaica, whose 25 extraordinary years so far on this planet were recently celebrated by his loving owner, Chester Weber, at Live Oak Stud farm in Ocala, Florida. Weber, a three-time World Equestrian Games Silver medalist and 12-time U.S. National Four-in-Hand champion, is proud to have had Jamaica as his partner and companion for many years.

Jamaica’s story began in 1991 in Holland, when the partbred bay Hackney gelding, sired by British stallion Cambridge Cole (Walton Searchlight x Cambridge Madge) out of a mare with the inviting name of Welkom, was destined for slaughter. Jamaica’s fate changed when he was found by Belgian driver and FEI official Mark Wenten, who brought the gelding into a service role as a tourist carriage horse in the city of Bruges, Belgium. Jamaica’s notorious impatience for standing still to allow visitors into a carriage proved precisely the kind of get-up-and-go attitude that Wenten knew his friend Weber was seeking in a new wheel horse. Weber purchased Jamaica from Wenten in 2001.

Jamaica demonstrated aptitude for going in the wheel for the opening phase for ‘Mr. Dressage’ (as Weber has been dubbed thanks to his extraordinary success in the dressage phase), and left lead for the marathons. This placement became integral to an award-winning Team Weber, whose victory laps included seven National titles, a Silver Medal at the 2008 World FEI Championships, and the USEF National Combined Driving Single Horse Championship perpetual trophy named in Jamaica’s honor. In 2008, Jamaica was recognized with the Farnam Platform Horse of the Year award from the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF), and received one ton of Platform feed. Jamaica and Weber in turn paid-it-forward by donating the feed to two different horse rescue organizations.

In his role as an ‘equine ambassador,’ Jamaica also participated in ‘Kiss the Horse’ literacy campaigns, was featured in three books (For The Love Of The Horse, Volume III; True Horse Stories; and Beloved Horses in Second Careers), and raised funds for ReRun Thoroughbreds by painting a “Moneigh” masterpiece with his muzzle. Furthermore, when President Obama was searching for the perfect gift for Prince Phillip, he requested Jamaica’s shoes from Weber, which now hang in the Royal Stables.

In 2011, amid fans, family, and friends at the Live Oak International CAI-B, Weber retired his four-legged teammate. Now age 25, Jamaica has been basking in golden retirement at Weber’s Live Oak Stud property.

Team up with Team Weber and the horses that continue the tradition of the great Jamaica as they seek to qualify for the 2016 World Four-in-Hand Championships in Breda this summer. Follow news, live posts, video and photo galleries, and preferred product reviews at www.chesterweber.com.

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