Additional Clinician for the USDF FEI Junior/Young Rider Clinic Series
Lexington, KY (October 18, 2007) - United States Dressage Federation 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 fourteen 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, Jan 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, Jan relocated to the United States (US) in order to work alongside Olympian Robert Dover. In 1998, Jan 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 US Pan American Games team. It was at the 2003 Pan American Games, in Santo Domingo, that Jan was the highest ranking member of the US Gold Medal team, finishing fifth overall on Liberte.
Jan will be training with US Team Coach, Klaus Balkenhol, and competing in Europe this fall in preparation for the 2008 Olympic Trials.
Jan'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 Web site at www.usdf.org or contact a programs and education coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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