|View Movies: If you have broadband Internet (DSL, etc.), see WMV movies of Chessmaster over 2008 Memorial Day weekend at the beginning of his show career, started slowly, focus on foundation, control, technique and getting him experience in the arena: 1 - Big T (3.8Mb), 2 - Poles I (9.4Mb). (These movies were taken in 2008 when just starting to compete. Better & much faster videos not posted yet!)
This gelding has good length of neck and very, very
broad hindquarters. Chester is big boned, and built very much like
his dam who is 6 times Race of Champions (ROC) Hall of Fame in the speed events! He is level
headed, friendly, ties and hauls great, and is well broke to ride. He is very
solid minded. Chester is 2009 and 2012 Senior Elite Hall of Fame!! He cues by voice and leg, pivots, sidepasses, etc.
Chester is loaded with natural talent and speed, and makes it look easy. It's official... Chester was #1 in the 2009 Senior Elite Top 10, and #1 2009 Senior Elite 'All Around Champion' with the California Gymkhana Association, and still improving with every show! Chester finished 2010 3 rides short of his Race of Champions Hall of Fame, with a Supreme rating in Poles 1 (9.5 second average). We pulled him back out for the 2012 season, and he has already made his 2012 Senior Elite Hall of Fame!