2015 started Rassolini’s career in the Grand Prix arena, winning the Grand Prix freestyle in the CDI at Del Mar. In addition, he won the Grand Prix and the Grand Prix freestyle in Flintridge, CA.
In 2014, Jan and Rafalca were placed third in the USA selection trials for the World Equestrian Games, and was on the short list for WEG. Unfortunately, a minor injury prevented Rafalca from competing at WEG.
2013 brought more international travel to Jan and Rafalca where Jan and team USA captured team Bronze at the Nation’s Cup in Aachen, Germany.
In 2013, a new stallion was purchased by a syndicate, Vantage Equestrian Group, LLC, for Jan to promote and compete.
2012 USA Olympics
In 2012, Rafalca and Jan were awarded a spot onto the 2012 USA Olympic Team. The pair was ranked third at the USEF Festival of Champions with an average score above 73%. Jan competed in London at the Olympic Games for the USA team, fulfilling a lifelong dream. Meanwhile, with Ann Romney as one of the owners of Rafalca, Jan handled media requests and interviews with grace and poise, while giving dressage the media coverage worldwide, as it had never seen before.
Jan has shown and competed in the World Cup in 2007, 2009, 2011, and 2012. Along with this, he also has competed in shows such as Hagan, Aachen, and through Europe. In 2006, Rafalca, a 1997 Oldenburg mare, was purchased for Jan to ride and compete.
From 1998 to 2003, Jan won several national titles on horses such as Gucci, Ricardo, Liberte, and Feleciano. In 2003, Jan won a spot on the Pan American team in Santo Domingo aboard Feleciano, and clinched the gold medal for the United States when he was the highest ranked USA team competitor. Jan and Feleciano finished 5th overall at the Pan Am Games
Jan Ebeling immigrated to the USA in 1984, after growing up in Germany and apprenticing for late German master Herbert Rehbein for many years.
More About Jan
In addition to Jan’s heavy competition and training schedule, Jan has been a USDF Young Rider clinician and Chef d’Equipe for Region 7, a member of the High Performance Dressage Eligible Athlete Committee, and conducts clinics nationally and internationally, as well as having a full training and sales business in Moorpark, CA . As his family is an important part of his life, he enjoys spending time hiking, biking, snorkeling and traveling with his wife, Amy and their son, Ben.