Chester Weber is the most decorated driver in the United States. His numerous accolades have yielded prestigious recognition throughout the world. The Ocala, Florida native was raised on his family’s farm, and started driving competitively at a young age. When he was 18 years old, Chester was the youngest driver to be named to the United States Equestrian Team for the World Pairs Driving Championships in Beesd, the Netherlands. Since then he has gone on to win multiple US National Championships medals for the United States, In 2018 he led the US Driving Team to Gold at the FEI World Equestrian Games, Tryon. A true ambassador of the sport, Weber serves on many committee, and with his sister Juliet Reed, manages the ultimate driving event in the USA, Live Oak International.
Jamaica’s story began in 1991 in Holland, when the bay Hackney gelding, sired by British stallion Cambridge Cole (Walton Searchlight x Cambridge Madge) out of a mare named Welkom, was destined for slaughter. Jamaica’s fate changed when he was found by Belgian driver and FEI official Mark Wenten, who brought the gelding into a service role as a tourist carriage horse in the city of Bruges, Belgium.
Posted on Oct 27, 2020
Like all other top athletes in the sport trainers and competitors are rethinking, and adjusting to this unprecedented world wide pandemic. Chester Weber, (after a week of clean up) had to regroup, and here is what he is doing.
Posted on Mar 15, 2020
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...
Posted on Jun 1, 2019
Chester Weber secured a record 16th USEF Advanced Four-in-Hand Combined Driving National Championship title, at the 2019 Live Oak International Combined Driving Weber (Ocala, Fla.), the FEI World Equestrian Games™ (WEG) Tryon 2018 individual silver...
Posted on Mar 15, 2019
Chester Weber and Steve Wilson Shine on Marathon Day of USEF Combined Driving National Championships
Live Oak International provided a picturesque backdrop for an exhilarating marathon day for two USEF Combined Driving National Championships. Chester Weber and Steve Wilson positioned themselves as leaders of the Advanced Four-in-Hand and the Advanced Pair Championships, respectively.
Posted on Mar 9, 2019
Live Oak International Co-President Chester Weber led the Live Oak International Parade of Nations through downtown Ocala Thursday. Crowds lined the streets to watch the procession of horse-drawn carriages, different breeds of horses, and...
Posted on Mar 7, 2019
“It’s always a challenge to compete at home. My horses stay in their own stables, so they come up here and it’s a different atmosphere,” Weber said. “They’re used to coming up here and seeing nothing but grass and maybe a cow or two, and now there’s spectators and white tents and a big jumbotron. Frankly, they were really good.”
Posted on Mar 7, 2019
Now in its 28th year, Live Oak International (LOI) welcomes both combined drivers and show jumpers to one of Ocala, Florida's most anticipated events of the season. This year's competition features two USEF Combined Driving National Championships as well as the final leg of the 2019 Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ North American League.
Posted on Mar 6, 2019
Live Oak Stud welcomes star-studded combined driving & show jumping equestrians World Equestrian Games medalists, World Cup winners, Olympians, and USEF National Champions are among the confirmed entries for Live Oak International. The 2019 edition...
Posted on Feb 27, 2019
In a week that exuded many historic moments for U.S. equestrian teams, combined driving added another. They closed out their home FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG) with their first-ever four-in-hand team gold medal at Tryon 2018 on Sunday.
Posted on Oct 16, 2018