Hometown: Moorpark, Calif. Birthday: 11/9/1999 Sport/Disciplines: Dressage
Ben Ebeling is a California-based dressage rider. He rode Amy Roberts Ebeling, Ann Romney, and Elizabeth Meyer’s Hanoverian gelding, Behlinger, at the Adequan®/FEI North American Youth Championships in 2017 and 2018, winning team gold in 2017. With Behlinger, Ebeling was part of the first-place team at the CDI-Y Young Riders competition at Del Mar in 2018, where he placed second in the young rider individual and freestyle. In 2018 and 2019, Ebeling was a member of the Hagen CDIO-Y team for the USEF Dressage Young Rider European Tour. With Sasha Cutter for Nuvolari Holdings and Amy Roberts Ebeling’s Belgian Warmblood gelding, Illuster Van De Kampert, Ebeling scored wins in the CDI-U25 Grand Prix 16-25 and Grand Prix Freestyle at week eight of the 2020 Adequan Global Dressage Festival (AGDF). Two weeks later, the pair helped the U.S. Stars and Stripes Team earn gold in the FEI Nations Cup CDIO-U25, again winning the CDI-U25 Grand Prix 16-25 and Grand Prix Freestyle.
Ebeling had an excellent start to 2021 moving to the Senior ranks, winning the CDI3* Grand Prix and Grand Prix Special with Illuster Van De Kampert during week seven of AGDF. He made his senior team debut at the FEI Dressage Nations Cup CDIO3* USA with Illuster Van De Kampert, helping The Dutta Corp. U.S. Dressage Team collect silver. The pair was second in the CDIO3* Grand Prix Freestyle and third in the Grand Prix Special.
Ebeling trains with his father, Olympian Jan Ebeling, at their farms in California and Florida, as well as with Christoph Koschel.