Philadelphia, PA, November 14, 2012 – Sloane Milstein, Open Equestrian Chair for the 19th Maccabiah USA Organizing Committee, is pleased to announce the appointment of Jeremy Steinberg and Cindi Wylie to Selection Committee for the first ever Maccabi USA Dressage Team.  

The 19th World Maccabiah Games will take place in Israel in July 2013 and the Equestrian Team will be part of the 1100+ member Team USA, the largest traveling USA Team to compete in ANY international athletic competition.  Jeremy Steinberg, successful Grand Prix rider and U.S. Equestrian Federation National Dressage Youth Coach and Cindi Wylie, experienced Grand Prix competitor and USDF Instructor are delighted to be participating in this inaugural event.

Mr. Steinberg hopes to join the team this summer in Israel as the Dressage Coach but commitments cannot be finalized until after the dates have been set for the 2013 North American Young Riders Championships.

Jewish athletes interested in participating as a member of Team USA must fill out an application atmaccabiusa.com. Upon completion of the general application, equestrian specific selection requirements will be sent. For additional information please contact Sloane Milstein at sloanemilstein@yahoo.com.

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.  Maccabi USA Builds Jewish Pride Through Sports.

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