Starwyn Farms, LLC of Wellington, Florida is proud to announce the launch of the groundbreaking International Equestrian Education (IEE) series which will be offered for the first time during the 2013 Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF). Working in conjunction with WEF, Danielle Goldstein, Grand Prix show jumper and owner of Starwyn Farms, and her partner David Krum, designed the innovative and exciting 5-week courses to provide valuable knowledge, understanding and insight for young riders, adult amateur equestrians, professionals, and anyone interested in horses, regardless of experience. Participants will have the opportunity to learn from top professionals in the industry covering a vast amount of material and topics such as the basics of horsemanship, stable management, grooming, tacking, and schooling area safety and etiquette. Topics such as FEI standards, jumper course design, veterinary and hoof care basics, legal contracts and business essentials will also be addressed.
Two semesters of the International Equestrian Education series will be offered during the Winter Equestrian Festival. Semester 1 will be held during WEF weeks 1-5 (January 8th – February 8th) and Semester 2 will be on weeks 7-11 (February 19th- March 19th). All classes will be held on Tuesday and Friday evenings from 5:30-7:00pm. Enrollment for each 10-class semester is $500, and graduates will earn the Starwyn Certificate for Equestrian Education. Starwyn’s International Equestrian Education Certification program provides knowledge to people who otherwise may never have the opportunity to access this valuable information, 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 will benefit trainers or barn managers looking to upgrade the skills of their grooms or riders, and is designed to advance the equine industry as a whole by educating beginners and increasing general knowledge in the equestrian community.
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 email@example.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 entries is January 1st, and the 10 winners will be selected by a committee on January 4, 2013.
For Goldstein, innovation, determination and passion have been a driving force throughout her entire life. Since the young age of 15, she has contributed her visionary talent to developing innovative projects that support and grow the equestrian industry. In addition to creating and managing Starwyn, Goldstein is a rising competitive star herself, currently aspiring to be the first female show jumper on the Israeli Olympic Team in 2016. To enroll in the International Equestrian Education series or for more information, please call 917-544-3349 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.