London, England - Chester Weber’s 2015 European competition tour is underway, and he already achieved a win in day one. Fresh off his victory on US soil at the Live Oak International CDE, Weber headed to Europe and drove his team to the top of the leader board on Thursday at the Royal Windsor Horse Show in London, England— with a win in the dressage phase of Four-in-Hand combined driving. Weber seems to be well on his way to repeating last year’s impressive results, when he won the Four-in-Hand division at the Royal Windsor Horse Show and was personally congratulated by HRH Queen Elizabeth. Team Weber fans will be routing for the talented driver as he puts his skills to the test in the marathon phase and obstacle phase this weekend.
Weber, ranked number one in the 2014 FEI World rankings after a successful European campaign, is showing no signs of stepping back from success this year. Last year, he won the individual silver medal at the FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG). 2014 World Equestrian Games winner, Australian whip Boyd Exell, is currently in second place in the 2015 Royal Windsor Horse Show after the dressage phase— making for heated competition for the rest of the weekend. Weber’s Thursday dressage score was 36.22, while Exell is not far behind with 36.57.
Team Weber was a force to be reckoned with throughout 2014, with a string of victories including becoming the first American entry to win the Four–in-Hand at CAIO4* Aachen, defending an 11th USEF National Four-in-Hand Driving Championship and— true to Weber's moniker, “Mr. Dressage”— setting an unprecedented record dressage phase score (30.89) at the Kingdom of the Sun CDE. After last year’s win at the Royal Windsor Horse Show, there is no doubt Weber and his team are hoping to repeat their previous success.
Follow Team Weber as they continue their European campaign at http://www.chesterweber.com and via Facebook—and of course, stay tuned to the Royal Windsor Horse Show to watch Weber vie for the overall champion title.