Horse Farms Forever Welcomes Chester Weber to Board of Directors

Photo Credit: Chester Weber Facebook Page

Founder Member, Chester Weber named Horse Farms Forever board member. Horse Farms Forever is pleased to announce Chester Weber’s acceptance of nomination to our board of directors.  As an international champion, co-president of Live Oak International, and advocate for equestrian sports he is the ideal addition to our board. Chester, like many of our members, responded to the threat on the Farmland Preservation Area immediately becoming a Founder Member of Horse Farms Forever in June of 2018.  Throughout the duration of HFF, Chester observed the rapid growth, accomplishments, and necessity of Horse Farms Forever.  When approached to join the board, Chester welcomed the opportunity to further his commitment to Ocala/Marion County, the Farmland Preservation Area, and the equestrian community.

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, under mentor Jimmy Fairclough. 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. He earned 12 consecutive wins after advancing to the Four-in-Hand division in 1999. Then in 2008, Chester made history by becoming the first American to win an Individual Silver Medal in the Four-in-Hand FEI World Driving Championships. He won Royal Windsor (GB) CAI3* two consecutive years, receiving personal congratulations from Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II. Chester is a 16-time U.S. Equestrian Federation Four-in-Hand National Champion, and regularly ranks in the top 3 for FEI world rankings. He has won 4 silver medals at World Equestrian Games, and a historic team gold—in 2018 at the WEG in Tryon.

Chester and his team work hard presenting Live Oak International (LOI), the largest spectator event in Ocala benefiting Marion County. LOI 2020 will take place March 5-8 at Live Oak International. Click ahead for information and to purchase tickets to this exceptional event.

Chester is not only committed to promoting combined driving, but also is an avid supporter of all equestrian sports as he serves on the USET Board of Trustees. Chester also serves on the USEF High Performance Driving Committee, the National Driving Committee, the Safety Committee, the Hearing Committee, the Licensed Officials Committee and the Driving Technical Committee. Beside his sister, he is the co-president of Live Oak International, a competition which showcases FEI level combined driving and showjumping.

Thank you to our newest Director, Founder Member, Chester Weber.

For more information on Chester, visit official Facebook page, and Instagram @ChesterWeber.