Seeking Jewish Riders to Represent the U.S. at the 19th World Maccabiah Games in Israel

Maccabi USA is seeking Jewish Riders to represent the United States at the 19th World Maccabiah Games in Israel, July 17 - 30, 2013. For the first time ever the equestrian sports of Show Jumping and Dressage will be included.  

The Games will consist of over 35 sports, lasting 14 days with 7000+ athletes from over 60 countries. The World Maccabiah Games are the third largest international sporting competition in the world and the world’s largest international Jewish event.  

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Sloane Milstein, USA 19th Maccabiah Equestrian Chair, is working to recruit both riders and coaches to represent the USA in both team and individual events. While the competitions specs have not been completed we know that the competition organizing committee is planning on a Show Jumping competition at 1.30m and Dressage to be held at Intermediate and Advanced Prix St. George, FEI Challenge Medium and Advance level.   

While it is preferred that competitors transport their own horses, horses will be on loan in order to help the competitors who cannot bring their own horses. The competitions will be conducted according to FEI regulations and according to the number of entries. Discipline levels may be change due to competitors and horses registrations so all highly competitive riders should apply.

About the Organization

Maccabi USA (MUSA) is a federally-recognized not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization with an extensive history of enriching Jewish lives through athletic, cultural and educational programs.  The organization is the official sponsor of the United States Team to the World Maccabiah Games, the Pan American Maccabi Games and the Maccabi competitions in Europe and Australia, as well as a sponsor of the JCC Maccabi Games for teens in North America.  

As the official Maccabi representative in the U.S., Maccabi USA supports Jewish athletic endeavors, enhanced by cultural and educational activities in the United States, Israel and throughout the Diaspora.

MUSA develops, promotes and supports international, national and regional athletic-based activities and facilities.  It strives to provide Jewish athletes the world over the opportunity to share their heritage and customs in competitive athletic settings.  MUSA supports programs that embody the Maccabi ideals of Jewish Continuity, Zionism and Excellence in Sport.  

For More Information: Contact Sloane Milstein 203-683-7006  [email protected]