‘T.E.A.M. Israel’ (www.team-israel.org), The Equine Athletics Mission Israel, is a non-profit organization dedicated to positively impacting Israeli society and garnering national pride and international respect for the State of Israel through the development of a robust equestrian culture. The organization’s primary objectives include the establishment of state-of-the-art equestrian centers to train the next generation of Israeli riders, a framework for increased, high level equestrian education, and a world-class equestrian team that will compete worldwide under the Israeli flag. In addition, T.E.A.M. Israel will support and further develop well-established equestrian disciplines in Israel, including western pleasure, therapeutic riding and Para-equestrian programming.
Due to the unifying nature of competitive sports, T.E.A.M. Israel’s initial focus is the assembly of an equestrian team capable of competing on behalf of Israel at the 2016 Olympic Games and all subsequent international competitions. The successful team will attract fans and supporters from Israel and around the world and will bring about the organic expansion of Israel’s equestrian culture.