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Danielle Goldstein and Lizziemary Win $391k Palm Beach Equine Clinic Grand Prix CSI 5* at WEF

Danielle Goldstein and Lizziemary. Photo © Sportfot.

Wellington, FL – February 23, 2019 – Making their mark in the second five-star event of the circuit were Danielle Goldstein (ISR) and Lizziemary, who topped the $391,000 Palm Beach Equine Clinic Grand Prix CSI 5* on Saturday, February 23, at the 2019 Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF).

There were 37 entries in the five-star grand prix, and six were clear and moved on to the jump-off over a course designed by Anthony D’Ambrosio (USA).

Jeff Gogul and Jackie MacDonald Take Home Victories in $10,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby

WEF hosted the $10,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby on Friday, February 22. Rings 11 and 12 at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center were combined to allow course designer Robert McGregor room for a larger track with more options. The derby was split into two categories — professional and junior/amateur — that each offered $10,000 in prize money and saw over 30 horse-and-rider combinations contest each section.

Jeff Gogul secured the win in the professional section aboard Roaring Brook LLC’s Counselor, while Jackie MacDonald bested the field in the junior/amateur section with Jennifer MacDonald’s Chalk Hill.

Chloe Schmidt and Dramatic TF Win Ariat National Adult Medal

Fourteen adult equitation riders contested the course in the FarmVet Ring in hopes of returning to test for the Ariat National Adult Medal. With a first round score of 82 and a flawless test, Chloe Schmidt of Ridgefield, CT captured the win aboard the seven-year-old Holsteiner mare (Cunningham x Luo-Luo), Dramatic TF.

Of the 14 original competitors, four were asked to return: Isabella Lombardo, Taylor Blackburn, Meghan Knapic, and Schmidt. Those that returned to test were asked to canter the first fence, counter-canter the second fence, canter fence seven, hand-gallop fence eight, and then exit the ring at a walk to demonstrate consistency and control of the horse.

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Danielle Goldstein Scores a Victory in $384,000 Rolex CSI 5* Grand Prix

Danielle Goldstein and Lizziemary. Photo © Ashley Neuhof.

Wellington, FL — February 24, 2018 — In the second five-star grand prix of the season, Danielle Goldstein (ISR) was victorious riding Lizziemary in the $384,000 Rolex Grand Prix at the 2018 Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center in Wellington, FL.

There were 39 entries in the Saturday night grand prix, and six found the key to a clear round to advance to the Anthony D’Ambrosio-designed jump-off. First in was Liubov Kochetova (RUS) on her own Veneno, a ten-year-old Oldenburg gelding by Chacco Blue x Balou du Rouet. They took their time to produce a clear round in 45.77 seconds, which would hold up for second place.

Goldstein and Lizziemary, a 12-year-old AES mare by Cabri d’Elle x Acord II owned by The Golden Group and Danielle Goldstein, contested two horses later and put down a blazing time of 35.92 seconds, but even more importantly, the only other clear round in the jump-off.

Going last in the jump-off, Olympic gold medalist McLain Ward (USA) and HH Azur, owned by Double H Farm, were on pace to win, but a front rail at the final Rolex oxer relegated them to third place in 36.60 seconds.

Jef Lauwers and Screenshot Secure Lugano Diamonds Amateur-Owner Hunter 18-35 3’6” Championship

The Lugano Diamonds Amateur-Owner Hunter 18-35 3’6” division had 18 competitors in the Rost Arena on Saturday morning before the championship presentation. Jef Lauwers secured the tricolor ribbon aboard his mount, Screenshot, and dominated the division with a first, first, first, and fourth over fences with a sixth in the under saddle.

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Danielle Goldstein and Carisma Shine at FEI European Championships in Aachen

Danielle Goldstein and Carisma (Photo courtesy of Noelle Floyd)

Aachen, Germany (August 26, 2015) – Since a young age, Danielle Goldstein has been dreaming of becoming an Olympic athlete. Over the last few years, she has come closer than ever to achieving that dream. After becoming an Israeli citizen in 2010, she has been able to represent Israel at top shows in Europe and in the United States. This month, at the FEI European Championships from August 11-23 in Aachen, Germany, Goldstein and her equine partner Carisma soared to top placings and came another stride closer to establishing themselves as true Olympic contenders.

Since the duo began competing together nearly two years ago, Goldstein and the 16-year-old Swedish Warmblood mare (Cardento 933 x Maraton 600), owned by Israeli Equestrian Partners, have rocketed more than 150 placings up the Longines world show jumping rankings, thanks to strong performances like a second-place finish in the $375,000 CSI5* Grand Prix in Wellington, Florida before she headed to Europe.

When discussing what it is like to compete at one of the most important show jumping venues in Europe, Goldstein said, “Aachen is impressive to anyone. I made a mistake last year at the World Equestrian Games by letting myself get overwhelmed, so this year, I just kept thinking about the riding and tried not to look into the stands! If I just looked where I was going on course, there would be no time to notice the pressure. I think my plan worked out well. The courses were fair, but built to the highest and widest specs. No one’s horses seemed overfaced, and rails came down all over the courses, not just in one area each day. That’s the sign of a really well-built championship.”

Goldstein and Carisma finished in the 21st individual spot out of 94 at the completion of the European Championships Jumping competition.

Goldstein also brought Dartbreaker, a young rising star, to Aachen. The seven-year-old KWPN (Heartbreaker x Lux) stallion owned by The Rose Group had excellent results throughout the week in several young horse classes.

Goldstein intends to keep the momentum she gained from the European Championships going, with an eye on continuing to build her string of young horses and bringing several of her new talents to the World Breeding Jumping Championships for Young Horses at Zangersheide in Lanaken, Belgium, on September 17-20. From there, Goldstein will compete in several tours in southern Europe.

For more information about Danielle Goldstein, please call 917-544-3349 or email dani.goldstein@gmail.com.

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Starwyn Farms, LLC
(917) 544 3349

Show Jumper Danielle Goldstein Takes On Europe after Amazing Winter Season in Florida

Danielle Goldstein heads to Europe to pursue continued success in the show ring. (Photo Courtesy of Frank Papelard)

Putten, The Netherlands (April 20, 2015) — International show jumper Danielle Goldstein is poised to take Europe by storm after an immensely successful winter circuit at the 2015 Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, Florida.

“It was a really solid season,” she smiles. “I had some of the best results of my career, moved up more than 150 places in the Longines world rankings, and saw my younger horses develop nicely.”

Goldstein is most proud of her second place finish in the $375,000 CSI5* Grand Prix at the Winter Equestrian Festival in February with Carisma, a 16-year-old Swedish Warmblood mare (Cardento 933-Maratonia, Maraton 600) owned by Israeli Equestrian Partners.

“My horse jumped spectacularly that night and I couldn’t have been happier with the result,” she comments.

While in South Florida, Goldstein also worked on bringing up her new young horses to help them gain experience in the show ring. She has now returned to Europe to train in The Netherlands while competing throughout the continent. While based in central Holland, she plans to start her season in Europe at a CSI 3* in Eindhoven, The Netherlands, in early May. The rider claims dual citizenship with both the United States and Israel and competes under the Israeli flag.

“I hope to continue to develop the young horses over the summer and the coming years here in Europe by doing lots of Young Horse competitions and slowly moving them up into the bigger divisions of the sport,” Goldstein explains.

She is especially focused on preparing to compete in the European Championships in August. Israel is hoping to field a team in the championships, as well, adding to the excitement of the Aachen, Germany event.

“At the moment, the hope is to show as often as possible in order to keep myself sharp and focused while picking and choosing the best shows for Carisma to compete at in preparation for the European Championships,” she says. “She will jump a few larger shows and, hopefully, two Nations Cups prior to August, which will get her fit and sharp.”

Not only is her move to Europe designed to enhance Carisma’s show experience, it is also a springboard to further her goals in the sport.

“I see it as the real beginning of my long-term career,” she said. “I hope to continue to qualify for and compete at all of the major championships and I really hope to develop a nice pipeline of horses so I can continue this career in perpetuity.”

For more information about Danielle Goldstein and her rapidly advancing show jumping career, please call 917-544-3349 or email dani.goldstein@gmail.com.

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Starwyn Farms, LLC
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Goldstein and Carisma Move Israel into the Spotlight at the $372,000 Suncast CSI 5* Grand Prix

Danielle Goldstein and Carisma (photo © Sportfot).

Wellington, FL (March 14, 2015) — A dual citizen of the United States and Israel, Danielle Goldstein has made impressive strides as an international rider. Most recently, the show jumping extraordinaire has piloted Carisma, owned by Israeli Equestrian Partners, to take second place in the $372,000 Suncast CSI 5* Grand Prix at the Winter Equestrian Festival against riders like Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum, Beezie Madden, Margie Engle, and Ben Maher.

After being one of only six horse-and-rider teams to clear the intense Grand Prix course, Goldstein and Carisma went on to be one of only two pairs to achieve another clear round in the jump-off. Germany’s Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum aboard Fibonacci 17 managed to beat Goldstein’s time, leaving the Israeli rider in an impressive second place.

Goldstein’s second-place finish was a culmination of hard work. “I was quite proud of my ride on Saturday,” she said. “When I came out of the ring, I looked at my good friend and said, ‘Ah, finally a good ride!’ So, I’m proud that I had a plan and was able to execute it well.” During a recent week of competition at the Winter Equestrian Festival, the pair once again beat the majority of a large field of competitors by placing ninth in the $372,000 FEI World Cup™ Grand Prix CSI-W 5*. They also placed eleventh in the $127,000 Ruby et Violette WEF Rd IX class.

She continued, “I’ve been changing a lot of things with my riding recently, so to have it all come together was a great feeling. Now I just have to keep the ball rolling and try to do it again!” The rider has been recently focusing on fine-tuning her already impressive jumping skills, as well as perfecting her flat work. By constantly taking riding lessons — including dressage lessons — to strengthen her abilities in the saddle, Goldstein is a true example of “practice makes perfect.”

Goldstein also credits the amazing Carisma for this recent success. “I’m thrilled with my horse. She truly jumped spectacularly on Saturday. She’s always been a fabulous animal — she was just waiting for me catch up to her!” Goldstein joked.

Coming up for the horse and rider pair is hopefully the Winter Equestrian Festival finale grand prix in week twelve. Then, Goldstein is heading back to Europe for the European tour and European Championships in August, of which their Grand Prix score was a qualifying score for.

The show jumper’s career certainly is looking bright. Be sure to keep an eye out for this amazing pair and stay tuned for more accomplishments sure to come their way. For more information about Danielle Goldstein, please call 917-544-3349 or email dani.goldstein@gmail.com.

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Starwyn Farms, LLC
(917) 544 3349

Wellington Welcomes Back Danielle Goldstein and Her Newest Horse, Carnegie

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Wellington, FL (February 23, 2015) – Danielle Goldstein, accomplished show jumper with dual Israeli and U.S. citizenship, returned to Wellington, Florida to compete in the 2015 Winter Equestrian Festival after spending extensive time in Europe. She brought along a new partner, Carnegie — a nine-year-old Swedish Warmblood mare (Cardento 933 – Maratonia, Maraton 600).

Goldstein, who rides for Israel, first heard about the gray mare while she was abroad. “She has the same breeder [Gunilla Persson Berg] as one of my other horses, so the breeder contacted me directly to tell me about her — luckily!” Goldstein said.

Goldstein is excited to begin building a partnership with Carnegie. “She had two babies, so she is a bit behind,” she said. “The plan is to take it slow, build a relationship and, hopefully, move up to some of the bigger classes by the end of circuit and into the summer.”

Goldstein achieved impressive results in this year and in 2014 on another mount with the same breeding as Carnegie, the 16-year-old Swedish Warmblood Carisma (Cardento 933 – Maratonia, Maraton 600). At the 2015 Winter Equestrian Festival, Goldstein and Carisma recently won second place in the $375,000 Grand Prix. In 2014, the pair showed successfully at Spruce Meadows and Thunderbird Horsepark in Canada, and then headed to Europe, where Goldstein was based in the Netherlands during the summer and fall. She traveled throughout the continent, where her schedule included extensive competition in The Netherlands, Belgium, and Italy; as well as the World Equestrian Games in Normandy, France. She’s now back in the U.S. to help Israel in its attempt to field its first team for the European Championships. Goldstein will then return to Europe to train, compete, and prepare for the European Championships.

For now, she is busy setting the stage for success. “I am working with a dressage trainer to improve my flat work and connection with my horses, so I’m feeling quite anxious to get underway,” she said. ”I’m looking forward to a successful season with some up-and-coming horses.”

Goldstein recently acquired a new sponsor, the Rose Group from New York. The sponsorship enabled her to search for suitable horses to help her succeed at the highest level of the sport for Israel, with the long-term goal of representing Israel at the Olympics. “I just want to thank The Rose Group for continuing to support me with the purchase of Carnegie,” she said. “We hope to do the group and Israel proud.”

Goldstein is eager to see what the rest of the winter show season has to offer, and moves forward with bold plans and another talented young horse. For more information about Danielle Goldstein, please call 917-544-3349 or email dani.goldstein@gmail.com.

Contact: Danielle Goldstein
Starwyn Farms, LLC
(917) 544 3349

Goldstein to Compete for Israel at Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games

Danielle Goldstein and Carisma. (Photo courtesy of Jean Dupuis – FotoJumpBXL)

Wellington, FL (August 22, 2014) – Danielle Goldstein has been named to compete for Israel at the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. Goldstein will compete her 1999 Swedish Warmblood mare Carisma (Cardento 933 x Maraton 600).

Goldstein’s goal is to be the first female to ride for Israel on an Olympic team, and competing at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games is a major step towards achieving that goal.

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Show Jumper Danielle Goldstein Qualifies for the Israeli National Championships

Danielle Goldstein competing in Israel. (Photo courtesy of Nadav Sternbach)

Kibbutz Yagur, Israel (May 7, 2014) – For a woman who dedicates her show jumping skills to making a name for the country of Israel in equestrian sports, the Saturday of May 3, 2014 was a big deal. Danielle Goldstein, a member of Israel’s first-ever Nations Cup show jumping team, was proud to have the chance to compete in the country that she represents all over the world.

The show jumping competition held on Saturday May 3 in Kibbutz Yagur, Israel was the sixth and last qualifier for the National Championships. Israel’s most talented show jumpers gathered to compete for the winning title and for a chance to qualify for the National Championships, which will also be held in Kibbutz Yagur on May 16-17, 2014.

Goldstein served as chef d’equipe for the Gold Medal winning jumping squad during the 2013 Maccabiah Games, which took place at Kibbutz Yagur, and now she will compete there in the National Championships. Goldstein works tirelessly toward her goal of making horseback riding a more popular and recognized sport in Israel. By competing under the Israeli flag in international competitions and as a major fan and proponent of the nonprofit organization T.E.A.M. Israel, Goldstein has made sure that her country is known all over the equestrian world. She was excited to be able to ride on Israel’s soil this weekend as she worked towards qualifying for the National Championships. “I am really honored and have wanted to do this for a long time, so I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to ride two horses at this event in preparation for the championships,” she said eagerly.

The two horses Goldstein rode were Thor, owned by Ronen Mesterman, and Pucy des Mortaings, owned by Orly Herbst. The first time Goldstein was able to meet and ride Thor and Pucy des Mortaings was the day before the competition. Despite not having the chance to practice on the two horses, Goldstein qualified with both of them for the National Championships. “I’m spending the next two weeks getting to know the horses and preparing and training for the championships.  I’m going to start both of them on the first day of the championships, and I’ll have to pick one for the second day if I qualify for it.”

Goldstein claimed professional status in 2012, and before that successfully competed in amateur show jumping for fifteen years. Her accomplishments include being chef d’equipe for the Israeli Jumping Team in the Maccabiah Games in 2013 (where her team earned gold medals), and also competing in shows such as the ECCO FEI European Championships in Denmark, and earning top place finishes at the $30,000 Fendi Cup at the Hampton Classic Horse Show, the $50,000 Sussex County Grand Prix and most recently at the CSI 4* Adequan Grand Prix in Wellington, FL. She now prepares to find out if the Israeli National Championships will bring yet another victory.

For more information about Danielle Goldstein, the Israeli Equestrian Team, T.E.A.M. Israel, or training and sales prospects available at Goldstein’s Starwyn Farms, LLC, call 917-544-3349 or email dani.goldstein@gmail.com.

Contact: Danielle Goldstein
Starwyn Farms, LLC
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Danielle Goldstein Helps Young Israeli Rider Hone Skills for the Future

Amit Dotan. (Photo courtesy of Sportfot.com)

Wellington, FL (April 9, 2014) – In addition to competing successfully at the prestigious FTI Consulting Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF), Danielle Goldstein of Starwyn Farms in Wellington is known for her dedication to supporting Israel’s budding equestrian community. She’s hosted clinics in Israel and is an athlete in The Equine Athletics Mission Israel, or T.E.A.M. Israel, which strives to bring Israeli equestrians to success on the international stage.  Recently Goldstein even opened her barn and offered her knowledge and experience of the international show jumping world to young Israeli rider Amit Dotan.

“I met Amit in Israel a while ago and she contacted me, asking if she could come train with me during the Winter Equestrian Festival this year,” Danielle says. “I said, of course, I’d love to help. She’s a talented rider, and I think it’s important to expose the younger generations of Israeli riders to the top level of the sport, so I encouraged her to come. Her long term goals are very much in line with my personal goals — the Olympics, and competing at the top level of the sport under the Israeli flag.”

Goldstein believes that Israel has tremendous potential for developing successful equestrian competitors, but it will take time to effectively train young riders to become strong professional equestrians.

“Part of T.E.A.M. Israel’s mission is to help develop the sport to higher levels within Israel, and expose everyone in the industry to high level sport. Here in Wellington you can see all levels of the sport, so it’s a great place to get that exposure,” said Goldstein.

Dotan, who visited for 10 days, leased a horse of Goldstein’s as well as one other, and gained unmatched hands on experience between riding a high caliber of horse and learning from experts in the industry.  “I think this is a great way for people to get a taste of international sport, to come to a prestigious show like the Winter Equestrian Festival and reap huge benefits without making a big commitment,” said Goldstein.  “I think it’s inspiring to be able to ride next to and watch the top riders in the sport, and it is an experience people can take home with them.”

In 2010, US-born Goldstein became a dual citizen of the United States and Israel so that she could represent Israel in competition.

That dream came to fruition in the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup, held on Friday, February 27, 2014 in Wellington, Florida. Danielle Goldstein, Elad Yaniv, and Joshua Tabor made up the first show jumping team in history to represent Israel in a Nations Cup. The team knew that they were going in to the competition as underdogs, but that didn’t stop them from giving their all to fulfill their dream of putting Israel on the map of the equestrian world.

“Equestrian sport can be a source of pride for the country and another way of bringing positive attention to Israel,” she says.

For more information on Danielle Goldstein and Starwyn Farms, visit their website at www.starwynfarms.com.

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Israeli Equestrian Team Debuts at the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup

From left to right: Joshua Tabor, Kate Levy, Danielle Goldstein, and Elad Yaniv (Photo courtesy of Sabastiano Vitale)

Wellington, FL (February 27, 2014) – On February 27, history will be made for Israel in the PBIEC’s International Arena in Wellington. Show jumpers Danielle Goldstein, Elad Yaniv, and Joshua Tabor make up the Israeli team that will compete in the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup for the first time ever. While teams from around the world come together in Florida to compete for the Cup and $75,000, the event marks an even bigger prize for Israel: a milestone in the country’s progression towards a competitive status in equestrian sports. “This will be the very first Israeli Nations Cup ever in any discipline in the history of equestrian sports. So for us, we are incredibly proud and honored to be the first to raise the flag,” stated Kate Levy, chef d’equipe for the Israeli Equestrian Team.

T.E.A.M. Israel, which stands for The Equine Athletics Mission Israel, is a nonprofit organization that works to cultivate the equestrian community in Israel. This includes training young riders, building equine facilities, educating the public, and developing an international riding team with the goal of competing in the 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil. The team for the Nations Cup is off to a great start on this goal as they head to Wellington, a much-anticipated step for the Israeli Equestrian Team, T.E.A.M. Israel, and every equestrian and horse-enthusiast in Israel.  Levy also put their sentiment into words by stating: “Just being a part of this event and representing Israel, we have already won.”

The team recognizes that in some ways, they may be at a disadvantage coming in to the Nations Cup. Two of the team members, Elad Yaniv and Joshua Tabor, will be riding their horses for the first time, and so will not have the long-term knowledge of their mounts that competing teams may have, but as seasoned successful show jumpers they are up for the challenge.  In addition, Danielle Goldstein and her mount Carisma have been competing in Wellington all season. In fact, the pair started the season with a win in the $10,000 Open Stake Grand Prix and this past weekend the pair came in fifth $280,000 Adequan Grand Prix CSI 4*, so Goldstein hopes to help anchor the Israeli Team with a little “home field advantage” during Friday night’s Nation Cup.

Danielle Goldstein has worked hard for this breakthrough for Israel’s equestrian community.  She has dual citizenship in the United States and Israel, which she says she obtained largely to help Israel gain a greater presence in international sports.  Goldstein also served as chef d’equipe for the Israeli Jumping Team in the Maccabiah Games in 2013, where the team earned gold medals.

Goldstein, Tabor, and Yaniv are incredibly thankful and appreciative of chef d’equipe, Kate Levy, who was instrumental in putting this team together, as well as Nelson Pessoa, Uri Mansur, Ivan Rakowsky, Javier Berganza, and Katie & Henri Prudent. Deborah Schultz, internet entrepreneur, co-founder and board member for T.E.A.M. Israel, is also happy with the country’s representation at Nations Cup, saying: “It is so exciting to see this vision come to life and have Israel so well represented on the international stage.  Have a team at the Nations Cup is just a first step to raising awareness and gathering momentum for T.E.A.M. Israel’s vision and mission to develop a strong and robust horse culture in Israel.”

The team’s debut at the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup will put Israel on the map of the equestrian world. “Competing as a team at this level is no longer just a dream,” explains Levy. “We hope to inspire more Israeli riders to join us in creating depth in our equestrian sports for generations to come.”

For more information, contact Kate Levy at kate@team-israel.org or visit www.team-israel.org.

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