PROFESSIONAL show jumper, Danielle Goldstein is well known on the national and international Grand Prix circuit. In addition to being a top competitor, Goldstein also stands out for her choice to ride for Israel.
“On my first trip to Israel I told my parents that I wanted to ride for Israel,” said Goldstein. “They smiled at me and said what parents are supposed to say when their young child has a dream. They told me to go for it.”
Goldstein’s fateful first visit to Israel was when she was 12 years old, in honor of her Bat Mitzvah. She celebrated the milestone with her family and a rabbi in a beautiful ceremony at the edge of the Dead Sea. The trip to the Jewish homeland inspired her.
“It was an overwhelming experience. I have felt this connection to the country and the people ever since.” Although she was young, Danielle left the country with a vision.