Daniel Bluman was born on March 15, 1990 in Medellin, Colombia. His grandfather is a Holocaust survivor who spent three years in Auschwitz and moved to Colombia after liberation . His father, Samuel, is an entrepreneur and his mother Orly, is a psychologist and social worker. Bluman’s parents set standardsand taught him and his brother Steven the meaning of dedication, professionalism and dependability, the life Bluman leads with integrity and gratitude.
Inspired by his older cousins who loved and showed horses, Bluman started riding at age 3. He showed a passion for horses which rapidly developed into a real lifestyle. As a young rider, Bluman competed in Colombia, Germany and in the U.S.A. and trained with some of the top equestrians in the world including Nelson Pessoa, whom he trained with in Belgium for a few years. This led to competing at some of the best competitions in the world.
Representing his Jewish roots and second country Israel, Bluman is now helping the country shine on the international equestrian scene and is on the “Road to 2020” Olympics.
In Bluman’s spare time, he and his wife Ariel support various charitable organizations such as the UJA Federation, INTRA(Israel National Therapeutic Riding Association) and Antorchas de Vida, a foundation that focus on nutrition and education of kids in state of poverty in Medellin, Colombia. They also recently created "Ride The Future" program, which helps pair professionals with riders who are interested in continuing a career in the sport, but may not have the means or tools to get far.