Wellington, Fla. – March 19, 2020 – The final week of competition at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival (AGDF) saw riders from seven nations gather together to compete in the CDIO3* Nations Cup. While the winter season was cut short due to COVID-19 concerns, riders made the most of their last week in the Global stadium, putting in great rides in hopes of finishing out the competition on a high note. For American U25 rider Benjamin Ebeling, his dreams were realized in the final week, when he took home three gold medals in American Equus stirrups.
Riding his new Grand Prix mount Illuster Van De Kampert, a 12-year-old Belgian Warmblood gelding owned by Nuvolari Holdings, LLC, Ebeling helped the U.S. U25 team secure the team gold medal following the Intermediate II competition when they earned a score of 70% for second place. CDIO-U25 competition continued the following day with the Grand Prix 16-25 for the Individual medals, where the pair took the gold for their 71.179% performance. To cap off the week, they then earned gold in the Grand Prix Freestyle 16-25 with an impressive score of 75.13%.