Anton Ebben on Kairouan in Rotterdam 1967
Anton Ebben on Kairouan in Rotterdam 1967.
Anton Ebben (* December 22, 1930, † February 4, 2011) from the Netherlands was a big name and a popular rider on the show jumping arenas all over the world in the 1960′s and 1970′s. He was very successful on Kairouan in the 1960′s. They were fifth in the European Championships in Lucerne 1966 and third in the Aachen Grand Prix 1966. His next top horse was Jumbo Design, with whom Ebben participated at the Olympic Games in Montreal 1976. The team was 12th and Ebben 26th in the individual competition, but Jumbo Design was only 7 years at the time. Their successes came later, first when in 1977 they won the individual bronze medal at the European Championships in Vienna. In the Vienna Euros the couple, together with Johan Heins, Henk Nooren and Harry Wouters, also won a historic team gold medal with the Dutch team. A year later Ebben and Jumbo Design took a silver medal in the team competition at the 1978 World Championships in Aachen. Among his other horses were Nabab, Prins Ajax, Orlando, Black and White Design and Duc de Normandie.
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