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December 13, 2012

Grand Prix Show Jumper Danielle Goldstein to Conduct Clinic in Barbados

Grand Prix show jumper Danielle Goldstein will bring her knowledge and experience in the show jumping arena to Barbados, where she will  conduct a series of clinics from December 12-16, 2012.  Goldstein will be hosting training sessions for a diverse group of students at the Whitehall Equestrian Center in St. Peter, and also at the Big C stable located to the south.  

A lifelong equestrian, Goldstein, who now rides for Israel, turned professional in 2012 after a successful junior and amateur career in the saddle. She is now the head rider and trainer at her Starwyn Farms, LLC in Grand Prix Village in Wellington, Florida.  Over the past 15 years she thrived under the tutelage of show jumping icons Olympians Frank Chapot, Todd Minikus, Lauren Hough and Norman Dello Joio.  Goldstein will now bring her vast experience and positive attitude to the participating riders and auditors on the island, offering her proven tips and training techniques to help them better understand the sport and realize their equestrian goals.

“We are always trying to offer our riders a way to further their equestrian education,” said trainer Monique Archer of the Whitehall Equestrian Center.  “Some riders are keen to work with jumping clinicians as they can often bring a fresh perspective, inspiration, and teach us new techniques. We have had some very good clinicians as the FEI tries to help us quite a bit, and Whitehall is very excited to host Danielle.”

Goldstein will begin her teaching stint in Barbados at the Whitehall Equestrian Center, a privately owned polo and show jumping facility, which features a large polo field, 190m X 45m all weather jumping arena and a smaller sand ring. Big C, which focuses primarily on show jumping, will be held on the 38m x 45 m grass arena at the nearby stable.  Clinic participation is by invitation only, and the sessions with Danielle are filling up fast.

“Generally (in Barbados) we have classes from cross rails up to 1.25m,” explained Archer, who books the guests clinicians at Whitehall Equestrian Center. “There are quite a few keen show jumpers and we currently compete in the FEI Challenge Series - Cat A (1.20m) and Cat C (1m). Our results were very good this year.  There are a few imported jumpers, and this is on the rise, but also many ex-racehorses are retrained here.” 

On Saturday December 15th, there will also be a horse show held at the Whitehall Equestrian Center.  For more information on Danielle Goldstein or Starwyn Farms, contact dani@starwynfarms.com or 917-544-3349.  For information about the Barbados clinics and the horse show, please contact:

For more information on Whitehall Equestrian Center, contact Monique Archer at 246-422-0400 or monique@archershall.com.

 
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