Izsak, Hungary (October 7, 2014) – Each time that it seems Chester Weber has reached the height of accomplishment in the driving discipline, he and his team find a way to step even higher. This September, Weber served as the esteemed Chef d’Equipe for the United States Team at the 2014 FEI World Driving Championships for Singles while his apprentice Jacob Arnold drove Hotspur’s Red Rowl put in an impressive debut World Championship performance.
Ranked number one in the world in the FEI Top Driver Award Standings for Four-in-Hand, three-time World Equestrian Games Individual Silver Medalist Chester Weber was the obvious choice to be Chef d’Equipe for the 2014 FEI World Driving Championships for Singles. The driving competition took place on September 23-28, 2014 in Izsak, Hungary. The United States’s best singles drivers vied against global talent during the week of competition.
Weber was proud of the United States’s performance, including the success of Live Oak driver apprentice Jacob Arnold of Ocala, Florida. For Arnold, the 2011 USEF Junior Equestrian of the Year, working with Chester Weber is the ideal next step as a rising star in driving. “I owe a big thank you to Chester Weber, who came up with this idea, and has gone above and beyond to make this a reality,” Arnold stated. Weber, who recently began his Live Oak Driver Apprentice Program to assist promising drivers in furthering their skills, is honored to have Arnold as his first apprentice.
Arnold proved his own talent and the successfulness of Weber’s training at the 2014 FEI World Driving Championships for Singles, where he drove Karen Chandor and John Merritt’s ten-year-old Morgan gelding, Hotspur’s Red Rowl (“Rowley”), with eye-catching technique and accuracy. The pair’s first ever […]