Illuster van de Kampert, New Ride for Benjamin Ebeling

Mon, 01/07/2019 - 08:33
Benjamin Ebeling and Illuster van de Kampert at the 2019 CDN Wellington on Sunday 6 January 2019 :: Photo © Lily Forado

American young rider Benjamin Ebeling, son of U.S. Olympic dressage team rider Jan Ebeling, has a new horse to ride, Illuster van de Kampert. 

The 11-year old Belgian warmblood Illuster van de Kampert is by Spielberg x Contango. 

In the spring of 2016 German horse dealer Jochen Arl sold Illuster to New York based Sasha Cutter. The horse had been in training with Portuguese Maria Pais do Amaral where Cutter discovered him. She allocated the ride on the dark bay to California based Shannon Peters. 

Peters and Illuster made their show debut at national small tour level in Las Vegas in January 2017. She rode him at six more shows in the spring and early summer that year. 

In the autumn on 2017 lluster moved to the East Coast to David Marcus' yard in Wellington, Florida, as the owner wanted to be more involved. Marcus rode the horse at two national shows at small tour level, one in November 2017 and one in February 2018. 

Illuster van de Kampert has now been sold as the new young rider's horse for Benjamin Ebeling, who has campaigned Behlinger at international Young riders level in 2018.

Ben and Illuster
"This pair is already developing together so well, and we're excited to see where they will go," said David Marcus about the sale of Illuster. 

The new combination Ebeling-Illuster made its show debut at the national show in Wellington on 5-6 January 2019. They won the Young Riders team test with 71.471% in a class of three on Saturday. In the Young Riders individual test on Sunday, the pair won with 69.706% in a class of two.

Photos © Lily Forado

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