Danielle Goldstein and Carisma Move Israel Into the Spotlight With a Top Finish in the $372,000 Suncast CSI 5* Grand Prix
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photo: Danielle Goldstein and Carisma take second place in the $372,000 Suncast CSI 5* Grand Prix at the Winter Equestrian Festival (Photo courtesy of Photos © Sportfot, An Official Photographer of the Winter Equestrian Festival,
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