Dressage champion Jan Ebeling Joins Team Ice Horse FamilySonoma, CA (October 22, 2014) – Dressage icon Jan Ebeling has joined forces with Ice Horse, becoming the newest member of the Ice Horse family. Jan joins the list of 20+ other Olympians and professional equestrians in the Team Ice Horsestable that are currently using the patented cold therapy products to give their horses the winning edge. A member of the 2012 Olympic Team, Ebeling spent most of his childhood in Oldenburg, Germany, not far from where his Olympic partner Rafalca was born. He took riding lessons as a child, and worked feeding and grooming horses, and maneuvering the horse manure cart so he could pay for the lessons. Working his way up as an apprentice for the late German master Herbert Rehbein, Ebeling now oversees 30 to 40 horses at the Acres, a ranch in Moorpark, Calif.A US Citizen since 1998, Jan represented the US on the 2003 gold medal Pan American team in Santo Domingo, aboard Feleciano, and aboard Rafalca competed in the World Cup in 2007, 2009, 2011, and 2012. In 2011, Jan and Rafalca were the highest ranked USA combination at the World Cup in Leipzig, Germany and members of the USA team in Aachen culminating their partnership with a spot on the 2012 Olympic team.“Not only is Jan Ebeling one of the horse world’s best athletes, but he exemplifies a superb level of horsemanship both in and out of the ring,” said Julie Garella, and CEO of Ice Horse. “Jan demonstrates an exceptional level of training and care for the horse, and we are thrilled to be part of his horse care program. Busy professionals like Jan can really benefit from the convenience and time savings that Ice Horse products provide.”In addition to Jan's heavy competition and training schedule, Jan is a USDF Young Rider Clinician, is also 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 son, Ben.
Chester Weber is the Top Driver in the World Simply put, Chester Weber's 2014 has been nothing short of spectacular. He currently holds the top ranking in the world on the FEI Top Driver Award Standings for Four-in-Hand. He and his team continue to be the leading Four-in-Hand team in the world, which was cemented by his silver medal at the WEG The FEI Four-in-Hand rankings are determined by a combination of success throughout the year, and Chester's 2014 resume has very few holes. Chester has been seemingly unstoppable, taking the FEI ranking with a host of wins including being the first American to win the Four–in-Hand at CAIO4* Aachen, winning at CAI3* Windsor, defending his 11th USEF National Four-in-Hand Driving Championship and setting an impressive record dressage score (30.89) at the Kingdom of the Sun CDE. Chester has no doubt impressed the equestrian world this year, and we look forward to seeing what else he has in store.
Chester Weber Wins Silver at the World Equestrian Games Alas, the 2014 FEI World Equestrian Games are over. The last day featured the FEI World Team and Individual for Four-in-Hands Driving Championship, boasting big names including our very own Chester Weber. Chester put in a phenomenal performance, clinching the Individual Silver Medal! A native of Ocala, Florida, Chester put in a great cones round with his team of KWPN geldings. This silver medal performance is his third individual silver at an FEI World Championship. "I was really pleased; I couldn't ask for more," Chester said. "I was able to put the pressure on on the last day, and that is what sport is all about. I couldn't be more pleased with my horses, and my entire team. The suppliers, sponsors, everyone did a fantastic job, and I am just proud to be a part of it." Though a gold medal was in his grasp, Chester understood the full scope of his accomplishment, adding "Some people call that the bridesmaid's award, but I am really pleased with it. I am so pleased with the horses, and I wouldn't trade them for any other group of horses here. I honestly think I have one of the best cones teams in the world. I will see you again in two years." We are so proud of Chester and our Ice Horse sponsored riders! We had so much fun at the World Equestrian Games and look forward to the rest of 2014!
Chester Weber Looking for Gold at the FEI World Equestrian Games The final week of the World Equestrian Games has been an exciting one. We are even more excited for the World Driving Championships, featuring U.S. Driver and Ice Horse sponsored rider, Chester Weber. In 2010, the U.S teams clinched silver, but they have their sights on gold. The Individual portion for the Four-in-Hands Driving Championship concludes on Friday and the U.S. will be represented by Chester Weber at 2:50pm local time. Combined Driving is much different than carriage pleasure driving. While pleasure driving emphasizes style, combined driving test both the horse and team's speed, agility, endurance, and skill. These events can be held over the course of three days. It truly does challenge a rider's full set of skills. However, if anybody is up to the challenge, it's Chester Weber. Weber entered these Games having a career year. In March, he won his 11th National title. He then traveled across the sea to Europe, where he earned wins at CAI3* Windsor and CAIO4* Saumur. Next he traveled to Germany, earning the biggest victory of his career, in the prestigious CAIO4* competition. However, while his resume boasts some of the top titles in the equestrian world, he has not been able to call himself World Champion. He looks to change that this week. We wish him the very best. Good luck, Chester!
Ice Horse Sponsored Rider Kerstie Allen Interviews with Sidelines TV This weekend, Ice Horse sponsored rider Kerstie Allen will be competing in the Pacific Coast Open Polo Tournament at the Santa Barbara Racquet and Polo Club. This is the final high goal polo tournament that will be hosted on the west coast, and will undoubtedly be a fun event to watch. Recently, Kerstie was interviewed by Sidelines TV where she discusses her most recent trip from Texas, to San Diego, all the way to Hawaii. She also discusses what her next steps are in here career. Watch the full interview below.
Tom McCutcheon Signing at the Ice Horse Booth Today we are happy to announce that Ice Horse sponsored rider, Tom McCutcheon, will be signing autographs at the Ice Horse Booth (#129) during the World Equestrian Games. The signing is scheduled for Thursday, August 28th, at 2PM. Tom put in an incredible ride yesterday on Dun Git a Nicadual, helping Team USA secure its 4th consecutive gold medal in team reining. He will also continue on to the individual finals which will take place Saturday, August 30th. But before he competes for the chance to win another medal, we are excited to give his fans a chance to meet him and get his autograph at our booth on Thursday! Be sure to come by the Ice Horse booth and hang out with Tom and the Ice Horse team. Be sure to head on over and hang out with Tom and us. The Ice Horse booth (#129) is located at: Parc d’expositions de Caen Village de Jeux Booth 129 2, Rue Joseph Philippon 14000 Caen Be sure to get there as early as possible. Come and check out our products before hand and learn more about how Ice Horse can help you and your horse. We are excited to see all of you!
The World Equestrian Games start August 23rd. Ice Horse will be there in full force with our sponsored riders Buck Davidson, Tom McCutcheon, Lars Petersen and Chester Weber competing. We have a booth at the games and we'd love to meet all of our fans. The Ice Horse stand is #E8. Come by and meet our riders. Be sure and check our Facebook page for dates and times. Some things to look out for: Chester Weber will be hanging out at the Ice Horse booth on September 2nd from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm Ice Horse sponsored Rider Tom McCutcheon (Time TBA) Ice Horse Sponsored Rider Lars Petersen will be signing (Time TBA) Our line of products will be present Our product consultants will available to discuss your issues and what products would work best for your horse Much more to come! Stay here for all your WEG information. We will be giving out more information as we get it. Come visit us at the Ice Horse booth and say Hi. We are so excited to see everyone! Good luck to all our sponsored riders!
Tom McCutcheon and Blondie Love Ice Horse! Our very own sponsored rider, Tom McCutcheon, and his horse Blondie both love their Ice Horse Ice Boots. We are so happy to work with Tom, who is truly a world renown superstar, and are honored that he feels so highly about our products. Tom was nice enough to say some kind words about his love for Ice Horse products. Tom will be competing in the upcoming World Equestrian Games, and we wish him the best of luck! "We really do love our IceHorse products & all of the horses in our programs, both training & rehabilitation/maintenance, do too!" - Tom McCutcheon Reining Horses. Blondie (pictured) has seen positive results from using Ice Horse products. Our goal is to offer the best products to all, including Blondie, to keep our riders performing at the highest level. To hear praise from such a reputable and great rider is so wonderful. Our boots are available on our website for your horse, too. To find out more about Ice Horse Boots and Wraps, visit our website IceHorse.com!
Laura Kraut Photo Gallery from PhelpsSports.com Last week, Phelps Sports posted a wonderful gallery of Ice Horse sponsored rider, Laura Kraut. Laura has been involved in equestrian competitively for the last two decades, and has been successful throughout those years. She has represented the US in the Olympics, World Cup Finals, and over 29 Nation's Cup teams. She was also the 2003 Jack Kelly Fair Play Award winner for her commitment to sportsmanship. We are extremely proud of Laura's accomplishments and view her as a model for how riders should compete and act. To view the full album, visit here.