The U.S. WEG 2018 Gold Medal Driving Team To Compete at Aachen CAIO4*
Saturday, June 1, 2019
The U.S. Driving Team has received an invitation to the prestigious Aachen CAIO4* driving competition in Germany (July 17-21). Four-in-hand drivers Jim Fairclough, Chester Weber, and Misdee Wrigley-Miller are preparing their teams of horses to represent #USADriving, at the number one horse show in the world.
Their Gold Medal performance at the FEI World Equestrian Games Tryon 2018 earned them the coveted invitation, where they have not competed as a team since 2016. There they will participate with other European countries in the prestigious Nations Cup and other classes featured throughout the week.
Chester Weber.Ocala, Florida is primed for a peak performance after a brilliant event at the Royal Windsor Horse Show where he finished third overall. He continues to fine tune his marathon and cones crediting his World Cup indoor season where at each outing he got better and better. Currently based at the Riant Driving Center in the Netherlands, Weber, the reigning US National Champion (for the 16th time) is preparing for his next competition at in Saumur, France June 5-9.
Misdee Wrigley-Miller, Paris, Kentucky currently stationed in Valkenswaard, The Netherlands with trainer multiple world champion Boyd Exell. Together with her husband James Miller who is vying for a spot on the US Team at the FEI World Driving Championships for Horse Pairs, team Wrigley-Miller is on course to shine at Aachen. Always in top position after dressage Wrigley-Miller continues to develop her marathon and cones skills at the Exell's magnificent facility just across the street from famed show jumper and developer of the Global Champions Tour, Jan Tops.
US Team Veteran James Fairclough from Newton, New Jersey had a great tune up this spring at The Southern Pines CDE, skillfully driving his team to first place. Fairclough has been competing for the USA internationally since 1991, where he was the highest placed American on the Gold medal World Pairs Team. A four time National Four-In Hand National Champion, Fairclough is headed for Europe soon to get settled for Aachen.
We will be on the scene at Aachen, so stay tuned.