For Immediate Release –
For more information, contact:
Danielle Goldstein
Starwyn Farms, LLC
Email:dani.goldstein@gmail.com
917-544-3349

Starwyn Farm’s International Equestrian Education Congratulates First Graduating Class.

Wellington, FL (February 5, 2013) – Enrollments are now being accepted for Semester 2 of Starwyn Farm’s International Equestrian Education (IEE) Course to be conducted February 19 – March 19, during Weeks 7 – 11 of the 2013 FTI Consulting Winter Equestrian Festival. The exciting new scholarship -supported educational opportunity is open to any individual, regardless of equestrian experience; the first semester debuted with the start of WEF in January and has already sent its first graduating class back into the horse world.

“I think the first semester was a great success,” said International Equestrian Education founder, Grand Prix rider, and owner of Starwyn Farms Danielle Goldstein. “We had ten in our first graduating class and everyone found the course educational and enjoyable. The plans going forward are to start the second semester and then next year, make the course even bigger and better.

“We had a great response to the farrier’s class, whose slow-motion video footage and hands-on experience were excellent learning tools, plus the instructor, Drew Golden, was engaging and informative. The International Equestrian Education courses will strive to host instructors like Drew, veterinarian Dr. Bryan Dubynsky, and lawyer Krysia Carmel Nelson for years to come.”

The enrollment deadline for Semester 2 is the first day of class, February 19.Working in conjunction with WEF, Goldstein and her partner, David Krum, the founder of Bike Palm Beach, have designed two innovative semesters offering valuable industry insights and practical overviews for young riders, adult amateurs, professionals, and horse enthusiasts of all skill levels. International Equestrian Education presents top professionals in the industry and coursework covering horsemanship, stable management, grooming, tacking, and schooling area safety and etiquette, progressing through the semester to address topics such as FEI standards, jumper course design, veterinary and hoof care, and legal and business contracts.

Two semesters of the International Equestrian Education series are being offered at WEF this year. Semester 2 will be conducted during the Winter Equestrian Festiaval Weeks 7-11 (February 19 – March 19). All classes are held Tuesday and Friday evenings from 5:30-7:00pm. Enrollment for each 10-class semester is $500, and graduates earn the Starwyn Farm Certificate for Equestrian Education.

With the collaboration and support of the Winter Equestrian Festival, scholarships to the International Equestrian Education series will be available to anyone over the age of 15. The Winter Equestrian Festival will award 10 scholarships to the series during the 2013 circuit. The scholarships are open to any individual interested in learning more about the equine industry or advancing their skills in horsemanship. To apply for the scholarships, applicants must be 15 years of age or older and should send an essay describing their passion for horses and the importance of equine education to Danielle at dani.goldstein@gmail.com. Applicants should include their full name, email, and phone number on their essay, which should be no less than 1500 words. The deadline for scholarship applications is February 18th.

Starwyn Farm’s International Equestrian Education (IEE) Certification program provides knowledge to those who otherwise may never have the opportunity to access equine industry training and is an excellent option for aspiring equestrians and individuals with little to no equestrian knowledge, as well as seasoned professionals. The International Equestrian Education series can benefit trainers or barn managers looking to upgrade skills in grooms or riders, and is designed to benefit the industry as a whole by educating beginners and increasing general knowledge in the equestrian community.

In addition to creating and managing Starwyn Farms, and the International Equestrian Education program, Goldstein has been striving since age 15 to develop innovative projects that support and grow the equestrian industry she loves, and is seeking to become the first female show jumper on the 2016 Israeli Olympic Team.

To enroll in the International Equestrian Education series or for more information, please call (917) 544-3349 or email dani.goldstein@gmail.com.

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Photo: Enrollments are now being accepted for Semester 2 of Starwyn Farm’s International Equestrian Education (IEE) Course to be conducted February 19 – March 19, during Weeks 7 – 11 of the 2013 FTI Consulting Winter Equestrian Festival. (Photo courtesy of Danielle Goldstein)