September 3, 2012 – Bridgehampton, New York – Only 15 years of age, Venezuela’s Emanuel Andrade scored an impressive win at the CSI4*-W Hampton Classic in Bridgehampton, New York, taking victory in the $15,000 North Star Junior/Amateur-Owner Classic on September 1 riding Tiny Tim.
Only three entries from the 39-horse starting field qualified for the jump-off over the 1.40m track set by internationally renowned course designer Guilherme Jorge of Brazil. Two of those horses belonged to Andrade, who got the jump-off underway by posting a fast time of 36.83 seconds, but at the expense of two rails down with La Fe Forli. Jean Sheptoff was next in, posting a clear round in 40.55 seconds to take over the lead riding Ami des Gemmes. As the final challenger, Andrade knew exactly what he had to do to win. Shaving more than three full seconds off the leading time, Andrade and Tiny Tim left all the rails in place, stopping the clock in 37.28 seconds to claim victory.
“He made a couple of mistakes in the jump-off with his first horse, which he analyzed for his ride with Tiny Tim,” explained trainer Angel Karolyi, a Venezuelan Show Jumping Team veteran. “He knew what he needed to do in order to win the class. He didn’t need to go too fast and risk making a mistake, but he knew that he had to do just enough to beat the time.”
Wellington, Florida – April 9, 2012 – 15-year-old Emanuel Andrade of Venezuela, a junior ambassador for the Step by Step Foundation charity, dominated the competition at the 2012 FTI Consulting Winter Equestrian Festival held January 11 to April 1 in Wellington, FL. While winning classes he also raised awareness for the children’s charity Step by Step Foundation during each class!
At the conclusion of the 12-week show jumping circuit, Andrade was presented as the Future Champions Leading Junior Jumper Rider, sponsored by Marley Goodman. Over the course of the competition, the teen who also champions the charity Step by Step Foundation in competition, claimed six Championship and 12 Reserve Championship titles. While 17 of those 18 titles were claimed in the Junior Jumper divisions, Andrade also earned the Six-Year-Old Young Jumper Horse Reserve Championship title during week 11 riding Black Pearl.
Wellington, Florida – March 6, 2012 – Fifteen-year-old Emanuel Andrade, who champions the charity Step by Step Foundation in competition, continued to excel at the FTI Consulting Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, Florida, winning Low, Medium and High Junior Jumper classes all on the same day.
On Friday, March 2, Andrade topped a field of 58 entries to win the Low Junior Jumper class with Casanova Junior, claimed victory in the Medium Junior Jumper class with Oxford, and won the High Junior Jumper class with Tiny Tim.
At the end of week eight, Andrade rode away with the Medium Junior Jumper Championship title with Oxford and the Reserve Championship title with Mississippi L.S. He also claimed the Reserve Championship title in the Low Junior Jumper division with Casanova Junior, a 13-year-old Oldenburg gelding.
Wellington, Florida – 15-year-old Emanuel Andrade was presented as the Future Champions Leading Junior Jumper Rider on Saturday, February 25, at the FTI Consulting Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, Florida. The teen, who hails from Caracas, Venezuela and who has his stables and family home in Palm Beach County regularly champions the charity Step by Step Foundation in competition in show jumping competitions. He has been consistently winning in the Junior Jumper division and placing in Grand Prix competitions against some of the top international riders in the world at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center this year.
In a special presentation held during Saturday evening’s $100,000 CSI3* Fidelity Investments Grand Prix, Andrade was recognized in the International Arena as the Future Champions Leading Junior Jumper Rider, sponsored by Marley Goodman.
Emanuel Andrade (15) made his debut in the Open Jumper arena in the $25,000 A-T Children’s Benefit Grand Prix at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center in Wellington, Florida at onset of 2012. The teen, who champions the children’s charity Step by Step Foundation (www.stepbystepfoundation.com), faced off against stiff competition from a field of top international riders, including Olympic veterans and Debbie Stephens, Pablo Barrios and Step By Step Advisory Board member Margie Engle.
Andrade rode two horses, Oxford and La Fe Florli, in the class. After the 45 rounds had been completed, Andrade took the 11th place with La Fe Florli and the class was won by Catherine Pasmore aboard Van David. The second place ribbon went to veteran Andrew Bournes and third place went to iconic Olympic rider Rodrigo Pessoa. The formidable young equestrian took the Championship in the Junior Jumpers Low division riding P.S. I Love You and placed second in the Junior Jumper Highs on Luky Des Roquelines the same week.
Emanuel Andrade Newest Junior Ambassador to the Step by Step Foundation
PALM BEACH COUNTY, FL – December 12, 2011 – Daniela Stransky made her European show jumping debut at the 3rd annual Gucci Masters, which ran from December 2 to 4, 2011 in Paris, France. The 15 year old was the youngest rider at the prestigious international horse show and the only competitor representing Venezuela.
Cheered on by her mother Liliane Stransky, the founder of the international charity Step by Step Foundation (www.stepbystepfoundation.com) and owner of Stransky’s Mission Farm in Wellington, Florida, and her trainer Hector Florentino of the Dominican Republic, Daniela piloted her mare Starlight to two fault free and speedy rounds. Just out of the ribbons, the tenacious teen vowed to return next year with her friend and fellow Venezuelan rider Emanuel Andrade (15).