Weber Takes First in World Cup Driving

Saturday, December 1, 2001

Chester Weber, 26, from Ocala, Florida, finished on top in the FEI World Cup Driving event held at the Stockholm Horse Show, November 30 - December 2, 2001.

Weber finished the summer season in sixth place on the worldwide ranking list for the 2001 FEI/Finn Caspersen Four-in-Hand Top Driver Award. This ranking secured his position as one of the ten four-in-hand drivers qualified to compete at eight indoor World Cup events throughout the winter season. Each of the ten qualified drivers, plus one wild card driver, will compete in four of the eight events and will accumulate points over the course of the competitions. With a win at Stockholm and a third place finish at Stuttgart, Chester currently has 15 points toward the World Cup Championship.

The course at each indoor World Cup competition consists of two marathon-type obstacles (with up to five gates each), a bridge and about ten cone-type obstacles. Each driver's best four results over the course of the series will count, and the driver with the most points will be declared the World Cup Champion.