Benjamin Ebeling Rides Indeed to Wellington CDI4* Grand Prix Special Win

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Benjamin Ebeling riding Indeed in the Global Dressage Festival CDI4* Grand Prix Special. © 2022 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

WELLINGTON, Florida, Feb. 12, 2022–Benjamin Ebeling took over competing Indeed from his Olympic competitor father and posted the 14-year-old Danish Warmblood mare’s  highest Grand Special score to win the Global Dressage Festival CDI4* Saturday.

Ben, 22, based at the family equestrian center in Moorpark, California scored 72.255% for the win, the highest non-freestyle result since his father, Jan Ebeling, began competing Indeed at Grand Prix three years ago.

Laurence Vanommeslagh and Havalon. © 2022 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

Belgium’s Laurence Vanommeslaghe riding her Havalon posted a personal result of 72.106% for the highest placing except for a single freestyle in 13 international Big Tour starts in the past 4 1/2 years. Laurence had the biggest win of her career in Wellington’s CDI4* Friday Night Stars in a musical performance on Edison that earned her a career-high score of 79.115%.

Sarah Tubman and First Apple, the 2019 Pan American Games individual gold medalist partnership, placed third on 70.225% in the first CDI competition in their second year at Grand Prix.

Sarah Tubman and First Apple in the Global Dressage Festival CDI4* Grand Prix Special. © 2022 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

Results:

CDI4* Grand Prix Special

Judges: Jane Weatherwax Christof Umbach Elke Ebert Kjell Myhre Claudia Thaler
Place Score Nation Athlete Horse E H C M B
1. 72.255 USA Benjamin Ebeling Indeed 72.021 73.191 71.702 72.021 72.34
2. 72.106 BEL Laurence Vanommeslaghe Havalon 71.383 72.766 71.702 73.298 71.383
3. 70.255 USA Sarah Tubman First Apple 70.851 70.957 70.000 68.83 70.638
4. 70.064 USA Alice Tarjan Donatella M 72.234 68.936 71.064 68.723 69.362
5. 69.574 USA Katie Duerrhammer Quartett 68.085 70.319 68.085 69.894 71.489
6. 68.213 GER Michael Klimke Harmony’s Sanrino RHP 69.574 69.043 68.404 67.766 66.277
7. 65.958 USA Patricia Becker Derk 65.213 66.383 66.170 66.277 65.745
8. 65.085 USA Aaron Janicki Heron 64.277 68.532 64.489 64.383 63.745
9. 64.936 CAN Evi Strasser Déjà Vu Tyme 65.851 63.191 65.213 65.319 65.106
10. 62.021 COL María Alejandra Aponte González Duke De Niro 60.851 62.553 61.489 63.617 61.596
11. 60.192 USA Tina Caldwell Lagerfeld K 60.213 62.128 58.298 61.383 58.936