Chester Weber Amazes In Marathon on Day 3 Live Oak International
Saturday, March 5, 2022
Chester Weber thrilled spectators with an impressive marathon performance today at Live Oak International taking the Four-in-Hand Marathon win.
Kicking off the third day of competition at Live Oak International, the Driving Marathon didn’t disappoint the gallery of spectators that came out and travelled from hazard to hazard to watch the drivers give it their all.
Photo - Chester Weber Taking Top Honour after the Live Oak International Marathon (Erin Gilmore Photography)
Chester Weber completed the FEI Four-in-Hand course conquering all seven hazards with his team First Edition, Goveneur, Amadeus, and Ideaal with a total score of 152.02 taking the top honours on his home turf once again.
“The sun was out, and it was a perfect day for the Marathon at Live Oak International,” said Chester Weber. “My horses and team performed at the top of their game, and it all came together. Live Oak International is an exceptional Marathon as the cheers and spectator support make being on course extremely special.”
The Marathon once again brought out a large crowd of spectators to see drivers navigate each hazard in style.
The FEI Horse Pair win went to American Jacob Arnold with a score of 159.92. In second place was American Paul Maye with a score of 178.64
Taylor Bradish from the US and Katydid Duchess with a score of 144.51 took home the top spot in the FEI Single Horse with Italy’s Gabriele Grasso taking second with Hendrik and a score 147.26. Finishing third was Carrie Ostrowski from the US and Gellerduht scoring 156.02.
For the FEI Pony Single Marathon class, Jennifer Keeler did it again with Zeppo with a score of 166.39. Jennifer and Zeppo won the Marathon at Live Oak International in 2020. Dana Diemer finished second with Mack the Knife with a score of 174.99. Deboarah Lawrence navigated Top Secret 53 to third place. All three are from the US.
The FEI Pony Team win went to Mary Phelps with a score of 242.77 and the FEI Pony Pair top finisher was Katie Whaley with a score of 162.77. In first for the Intermediate Horse Team was Jean Thornton with a score of 212.31. All three drivers are American.
Canadian Jerome Drolet was first in the Intermediate Horse Pair was with a score of 198.27 and Janelle Marshall Intermediate Pony Single 125.38
US driver Andy Marcoux takes home the honours in the Intermediate Horse Single with a score of 144.46. Americans Margaret Shenker in second with 146.61 and Allison Stroud in third with a score 147.88.
For complete show jumping and combined driving results, visit www.liveoakinternation.com. Show jumping continues tomorrow with the thrilling $216,200 CSI4* Longines FEI World Cup Jumping Ocala. It is the last chance for U.S. riders to qualify for the 2022 Longines FEI World Cup™ Final in Leipzig Germany.
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About Live Oak International
What began 31 years ago as a driving event in Ocala, Live Oak International has grown into a world-class equestrian event. Now run by co-Presidents Chester Weber and his niece, Chloe D. Reid, the tournament is the only in the United States to offer both international combined driving and show jumping at the same competition. As one of Marion County’s largest spectator event, more than 10,000 spectators attend the four-day tournament to watch the exciting competition by athletes from around the globe. In addition to the combined driving and show jumping competition, Live Oak International hosts many hospitality opportunities, and a flourishing vendor area available to the public. For more information, please visit www.liveoakinternational.com