Ben Ebeling, Son of Jan Ebeling, is a Force to Be reckoned With in Dressage and Show Jumping
Ben Ebeling learned his ride-the-line skills riding a small Appaloosa pony and gained lessons of perseverance and determination which would later aid his success at show jumping.
He rode Behlinger to the top of the youth ranks and qualified for his inaugural European Young Rider tour, paving his path toward Tokyo. Now, as a college junior he stands ready to make another step on this journey towards success.
Early Life and Education
Ben Ebeling, son of Olympic dressage rider Jan Ebeling, is following in his father’s footsteps and making a bid for Tokyo 2022 with Illuster van de Kampert as his top mount.
College Junior has formed a close bond with his horse, and is eager to show it off in the show ring. Together with Christoph Koschel he has worked to bring out its full potential at higher levels of competition.
Ben Ebeling spends his non-competing days studying at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh and spending winters either in Florida or California; both states boasting year-round warm climates. Ben’s family has cooperated fully with both Ventura Sheriff’s Department and Safe Sport investigations while this lawsuit makes several unfounded allegations regarding their conduct; no criminal behavior has been suggested here.
Ben Ebeling, 21, son of Jan Ebeling who competed at the 2012 Olympics on Rafalca, has been riding for America’s Nations Cup teams across Europe and recently made headlines at the 2021 Adequan North American Young Rider Championships held in Saugerties New York with Indeed Van de Kampert.
Ben competes on weekends when not managing his mother’s farms in Florida and California. Prior to competing, his pre-competition ritual includes eating a protein-filled breakfast and visualizing his movements for thirty minutes prior to competition day.
He credits his dressage experience as giving him an edge in show jumping competitions; in particular at young rider levels. While away at competitions, his mother manages the family business and ensures all horses remain happy while keeping her company. She travels alongside him.
Achievement and Honors
Ben Ebeling is making his own mark as an Olympic dressage rider’s son; 21-year-old Ben has found success competing in both show jumping and dressage – earning himself a place on the US Dressage development team in each.
He got off to an outstanding start in 2022 with Indeed and Illuster Van de Kampert, earning victories at week eight of Adequan Global Dressage Festival (AGDF). Additionally, their partnership was instrumental in helping Dutta Corp U.S. Dressage team earn silver at FEI Dressage Nations Cup CDIO3* USA competitions.
Ebeling has made an invaluable contribution to his college community as an English major and scholar citizen. He was awarded with the Mary Roby Award, given out annually to students who demonstrate concern for student welfare, desire for ongoing learning, Christian character traits and Christian character development.
Ben Ebeling has quickly established himself on the dressage circuit as an impressive rider. His goal is to compete in an Olympic dressage competition one day, and his father Jan has provided invaluable advice as he pursues higher levels of dressage competition.
Currenty he’s part of Team USA Nations Cup squad at CHIO Aachen in Germany; however, according to a civil lawsuit filed in California alleging sexual abuse at The Acres training facility managed by his family; specifically named are his mother and father, as well as trainer. To date no criminal charges had been brought as of Friday; instead it has been forwarded on Safe Sport (an organization dedicated to investigations of Olympic athletes). Ventura County Sheriffs Department have yet to comment.
Jan Ebeling has created an unparalleled dynasty in American equestrian sport with Amy, recently cemented with Ben’s success as their son’s rising star. Competing worldwide at Nation’s Cups, European championships and Olympics competitions alike has garnered them numerous medals from their partnership.
According to the lawsuit, Ben used his position and reputation as a trainer and competitor at Moorpark’s The Acres farm to groom and rape a minor named Jane Doe in 2017. Ben fully cooperated with Safe Sport and Ventura County Sheriff’s department investigations while also cooperating with Safe Sport’s investigation. This lawsuit seeks damages for sexual battery as well as negligent supervision.