Ebeling Family of Amy, 2012 Olympian Jan, Rising Star Benjamin Relocating to Florida from California
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By KENNETH J. BRADDICK
WELLINGTON, Florida, April 21, 2022–The Ebeling family of Amy, 2012 Olympian Jan and rising star Benjamin have relocated to Florida from California to pursue international dressage competition and coaching across the United States.
The family of Amy; Jan, 63 and Benjamin, 22, will be based at the stables on 3 1/2/ acres in Wellington that they own with Ann Romney.
The family has been based in Wellington, home of the Global Dressage Festival, for the past five winters while Ben, accompanied by Amy, spent summers competing in Europe. He is coached by Christoph Koschel based at Hagen, Germany in summer and Wellington in the winter, as well as Gary Rockwell who lives year round in Florida.
Competitions at both Wellington and the World Equestrian Center in Ocala, four hours north, were major factors in the decision to move their operation. Jan has an extensive youth coaching network around the country. Amy, who competed in the national competition at Ocala last week, also plans to resume her riding career.
Amy disclosed the relocation on the sale of The Acres, the 10-acre/4 ha. farm in Moorpark, California, just north of Los Angeles, that Amy bought three decades ago.
She admitted, “that so much of my heart is in California, we have loved having our ranch.
“It has been a labor of love, raising our family, seeing Jan become an American citizen and reach his Olympic dream, cultivating lifelong relationships both in and outside of the horses,” Amy told dressage-news.com after sale of The Acres.
“While it has been hard work, we are proud of the impact that we have had on dressage there and especially are supportive, and will continue to be, of the new Thermal series that we have had a hand in. We will be going back to LA for this summer and fall, and we will continue to support our students that remain there.”
Ben is ranked fifth with Illuster van de Kampert, and seventh with Indeed, on the U.S. federation standings to qualify for Dutta Corp. teams at CDIO5* Nations Cups in Rotterdam and Aachen, Germany in two months that will determine the team of four for the world championships in Herning, Denmark in August. He also plans to take Status Royal to compete in the Under-25 division that will be staged alongside the world championships.