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Andie DeCastro

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Andie DeCastro, Groom

Andie started his career in Spain and honed his skills with a variety of top riders before relocating to the US. He joined Starwyn Farms in 2014. Andie brings experience, dedication to the horses, and a “smile” to the job everyday.

Team Angelica

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Angelica Ostemar, Stable Manager

Angelica has been with Starwyn for just a few years and has already made herself an integral part of the operation. Her quiet manner makes her a favorite with the horses, who she treats like royality.

Team Stefan

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Stefan Slegers, Farm Manager

Hailing from Belgium, Stephan has been with Starwyn for over 12 years. Stephan brings 30 years of experience, a broad spectrum of equine knowledge and his good-natured attitude to the farm everyday.

Team Danielle

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Danielle Goldstein, Trainer

Danielle Goldstein competes nationally and internationally at the Grand Prix level. Danielle declared her professional status in 2012 after 15 years of riding, training, and winning at the top of the show jumping sport as a successful amateur and junior competitor. She competed in her first Grand Prix at the age of 16. She won both Individual and Team Gold Medals in the North American Young Rider Championships.

In 2010, Danielle acquired her Israeli citizenship and began competing under the Israeli flag. Her goal is to become the first female Israeli show jumper to compete at the Olympic Games. In 2013 Danielle represented Israel in the European Championships and was became eligible to represent Israel in the 2014 World Equestrian Games in Normandy. Also in 2013, Danielle served as the chef d’equipe for the Gold Medal winning Israeli Jumping Team in the Maccabiah Games.

Danielle is also the visionary behind Starwyn Farms and the International Equestrian Education program that is hosted at Starwyn Farms in conjunction with the FTI Winter Equestrian Festival.

Danielle’s Show Jumping Career Highlights

MULTIPLE TOP PLACE FINISHES

Outdoor Gelderland/Arnhem Grand Prix 3*, Holland

Maccabiah Games, Israel

ECCO FEI European Show Jumping Championships, Denmark

$10,000 Welcome Prix, Country Heir Horse Show

$30,000 Fendi Cup, Hampton Classic Horse Show

$50,000 Sussex County Grand Prix, Sussex County Horse Show

$25,000 Suncast 1.50m Classic, FTI Winter Equestrian Festival

$80,000 Horseware Ireland Grand Prix 2*, FTI Winter Equestrian Festival
2014 Adequan $280,000 Grand Prix CSI4* at FTI Winter Equestrian Festival

$10,000 WEF Welcome Stake pre-circuit

$50,000 Nespresso Battle of the Sexes

 

AMATEUR YEARS 2008-2012

Champion $10,000 Rost Memorial Welcome Jumper Stake Sussex County Horse Show & Fair

Champion $20,000 Bluegrass Classic Kentucky Spring Classic

Champion $15,000 High Amateur Classic, Winter Equestrian Festival

Winner of multiple Amateur Jumper classes at the Winter Equestrian Festival

Champion in the 1.40m division at the Spruce Meadows Continental Tournament


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