Show Jumper Danielle Goldstein Takes On Europe After Amazing Winter Season in Florida
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photo: Danielle Goldstein heads to Europe to pursue continued success in the show ring. (Photo Courtesy of Frank Papelard) (Click on picture for high res. copy of photo)