- “This is Ester. She may look kinda funny... But there's no better manager in the races...”
- —Mr. Coates'
Ester (エスト, Esuto?) is a minor character in Final Fantasy VII. She is the best manager for chocobo riders in Gold Saucer's Chocobo Square. After overhearing a conversation between Cloud and his party with Mr. Coates in the Corel Prison, she agrees to help Cloud out by teaching him about racing chocobos.
Ester gives Cloud a chocobo for the race and if the player fails, she will keep on giving better and better chocobos until they win. After Cloud wins the race, Ester can be found at the Chocobo Square. Talking to her allows the player to register one of their own chocobos in a race and ride them after acquiring the Highwind. The first time the player wins ten races with the same S-rank chocobo (19 race wins in total), Ester will give the player the Sprint Shoes, Precious Watch, Cat's Bell, and Chocobracelet.
- Similar to Choco Billy, who also deals with chocobos, Ester wears a chocobo feather in her hair.