Additional Clinician for the USDF FEI Junior/Young Rider Clinic Series
RELEASE: October 25, 2007
AUTHOR/ADMINISTRATOR: By Sharon Vander Ziel
The United States Dressage Federation (USDF) is pleased to have Jan Ebeling join the list of clinicians for the USDF FEI Junior/Young Rider (Jr/YR) Clinic Series. These clinics, with funding support provided by The Dressage Foundation, are open to riders between the ages of 14 and 21, currently riding at third level or above. However, auditors of all ages are welcome and encouraged to attend.
Although an American citizen since 1998, Ebeling is a native of Germany and holds his Bereiter license. Additionally, he holds the distinction of having been an apprentice rider under the late legendary German master, Herbert Rehbein.
In 1984, Ebeling relocated to the United States in order to work alongside Olympian Robert Dover. In 1998, he was the Intermediate Reserve Champion at the United States Equestrian Team Dressage Festival of Champions in Gladstone, NJ, returning in 2000 to win the Intermediate I Championship aboard Ricardo. This was quickly followed by a reserve champion win in 2002 on Liberte, and high placings in 2003 that earned him a spot on the U.S. Pan American Games team. It was at the 2003 Pan American Games, in Santo Domingo, that Ebeling was the highest ranking member of the U.S. Gold-medal team, finishing fifth overall on Liberte.
Ebeling will be training with U.S. Team Coach Klaus Balkenhol and competing in Europe this fall in preparation for the 2008 Olympic Trials.
Ebeling’s first USDF FEI Jr/YR Clinic will be held on January 5-6, 2008, at the North Texas Equestrian Center in Wylie, TX. For more information on the USDF FEI Jr/YR Clinic Series or to register, visit the USDF website at www.usdf.org
or contact a programs and education coordinator at