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Step by Step Foundation Hosts First-Ever Horses N Heroes Feed during Winter Equestrian Festival

Daniela Stransky and Victor Bastet, who sold the winning raffle ticket.

Equestrian Kids Raise Thousands of Dollars for Non-Profit’s 30 Horses & Ponies in Both Marion & Palm Beach Counties

March 31, 2014 – Palm Beach County/Marion County, FL – Eighteen year old Daniela Stransky of Miami Beach, 13 year old Sheer Levitin of Delray Beach, 11 year old Victor Bastet of Wellington, Florida, and 10 year old Daniel Karam of Caracas, Venezuela and other like-minded youngsters banded together to raise thousands of dollars to help buy feed and care for the 30 mounts at the South Florida non-profit organization Horses N Heroes.

When not in the saddle at the Winter Equestrian Festival, these young show jumping talents were busy hoofing it door to door, stable to stable, selling raffle tickets for the first-ever Step by Step Foundation Feed Drive.  “Horses can change lives,” said Stransky, a senior at Miami Dade High School who has been competing in the jumpers since she was 12.  “Being able to interact and care for these animals, just spending time around them, is amazing.  We wanted to help Horses N Heroes so that the girls in the program could continue to experience the joy that comes with horses.”

“I have a great team of young equestrians who want to help,” explained Liliane Stransky, the founder of the non-profit Step by Step and owner of Stransky’s Mission Farm in Wellington, Florida.  “They took it upon themselves to go out and sell as many raffle tickets as possible, not just to horse people at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center but to their friends, neighbors, teachers, and people in their communities who may have never even sat on a horse, let alone fed one!  Horses N Heroes, which has locations in Marion County and in Palm Beach County, doesn’t have the money to cover the cost of feed!   We all wanted to make a change and help out, but it is an ongoing process. No matter what, horses have to eat!”

“I made $320 for the charity,” added Levitin, a 7th grader who competes in the Junior Jumpers. “I ended up selling raffle tickets to my neighbors with my friends, just knocking and going from door to door, asking people at the Mizner Country Club.  Most people said ‘No’ after we told them the money was going to feed a hungry horse,” laughed Levitin, “but it was a lot of fun!”

It was Bastet who sold the winning ticket to Mercedes Brugal. “It was funny,” remembered the Children’s Jumper competitor.  “Every time I saw Mercedes at the horse show, she would ask me when we were doing the final drawing.  And she was the person to win first prize and the Pleasure Bike!” The second place prize, a Children¹s Bike, went to Perla Capriles and third prize, another Children’s Bike, went to Paddock Cakes founder Bryan Bock, who immediately donated it back to Step by Step to be used for the next raffle.

HorsesNHeroes“We see an average of 8 to 10 girls, aged 7 and up, every day who live close to, or below, the poverty level,” explained Mindy Nolan-Morrow, the Executive Director of Horses N Heroes.  “It costs us over $15,000 a month to run the program.  Each horse costs approximately $500 per month, and we use more than 90 bags of feed, 400 bales of hay, and 200 bags of shavings.  But it’s worth it; it is a labor of love.  The girls not only get to ride and learn about the horses, but they are hard workers and do most of the chores: feeding, haying, cleaning the stalls and the paddocks. One hundred percent of any funds donated go to taking care of the horses and the farm. Every single day is a challenge just to keep the barn doors open. When people like Liliane and the kids at Step by Step step into help, it is a huge blessing for all of us.”

“This Step by Step Feed Drive Raffle was such a success, we would like to do others throughout the year,” added Stransky.  “We will try to plan on having other raffles throughout the year at all the big shows, like WEF as well as Ocala, Atlanta, Kentucky, Colorado and even Canada.  It is always great to help those in need, and it is especially satisfying to be able to help the horses that we all love so much!”

Founded in 1994, Horses N Heroes became a 501(c)3 in 1997.  The non-profit organization is dedicated to providing an equine learning and mentoring experience for young children who come from families with extreme financial constraints. At no charge, these kids are given the opportunity to bond with horses and are taught all aspects of horsemanship including but not limited to riding, grooming, feeding and caring for the donated horses.  For further information on either charity, go to www.horsesnheroes.org and www.stepbystepfoundation.com.

Team Step by Step Jump-Start 2014 Fundraising in Winning Way at ESP Holiday Festival Horse Shows

Left to Right: Step by Step supporters Richard Pratt, Liliane Stransky, Gustavo Murcia, Junior/A-O Champion Heather Hooker and Reserve Champion Daniela Stransky (mounted) and Hector Florentino celebrate victory during final ESP Holiday Festival Horse Show. Photo by Jack Mancini.

Top juniors champions, amateurs, and professionals, including Stransky’s Mission Farm’s Daniela Stransky, Mario Gamboa, Hector Florentino and realtor Rodolfo A. Maya of Illustrated Properties, jump started their efforts on behalf of Liliane Stransky’s Step by Step Foundation to guarantee a brighter future for children in the area by raising funds and gathering donations for local charities Harmony House, The Lord’s Place, Iglesia Apostolica Fuente de Vida, and Children’s Home Society of Miami.

A group of stellar young Step by Step show jumping supporters was winning up a storm during the 2014 ESP Holiday Festival III horse show.  Heather Hooker put things into high gear and rode Perle to the Low Junior/Amateur Owner Championship with Daniela Stransky taking the Reserve Championship aboard her gray gelding Liverpool in addition in addition to a blue winning effort aboard her new mare Winnie.  In another ring at PBIEC, fellow Step by Step teen Emanuel Andrade put in fast and clear rounds with his mount Luky des Rocquelines to tie for Reserve Champion in the High Junior/Amateur Owner division.   These talented teens are among a slew of riders of all ages, levels and nationalities, who will be riding to raise awareness and funds for the Step by Step Foundation in 2014 both here and internationally.

For further information or to become a member of “Team Step by Step”, go to www.stepbystepfoundation.com.

Gamboa Wins 1.30m Open Jumpers for Step by Step Foundation at Summer in the Rockies VI

Mario Gamboa and VDL Vinzell.

Kristen VanderVeen Successfully Moves Bull Run’s Revive Up to Take the $2500 1.40m Open Jumpers

Parker, CO – July 17, 2013 – Show jumping returned to the Kathy and Brad Coors Family Grand Prix Arena at the Colorado Horse Park as Summer in the Rockies VI got underway.

International course designer Danny Foster returned to design the courses for the final week of the series. Foster built a track with turns and bending lines that provided the opportunity for horse and rider combinations to demonstrate their abilities while singling out the top contenders for the jump-off rounds. The day’s courses got things rolling after the two-day break in the Summer in the Rockies circuit.

For the $2,500 1.30m Open Jumpers class, 12 of 23 horse and rider combinations progressed to the short track. Of the 12, 8 were double clear. Mario Gamboa and VDL Vinzell, owned by Stransky’s Mission Farms, were the fastest double clear, crossing the timer at 40.762. Andrew Kocher and Wicoca, owned by Alexandra Biederman, earned second with a time of 40.775 and Delaney Flynn and Jennifer Flynn’s Quite Quick received third place honors with a time of 42.423.

Gamboa works for trainer Hector Florentino and Stransky’s Mission Farms. All proceeds of their winnings go to the Step by Step Foundation, a non-profit organization founded by Liliane Stransky that enhances the lives of underprivileged children. The Foundation creates and supports health, nutrition, water, and education programs that promote the human rights and development of children worldwide.

“You’re riding and doing what you love- what you really enjoy doing – and at the same time you get to help people,” said Gamboa, who is from Bogota, Colombia. “I really like that.”

“She’s a really great mare, she’s fast and goes clean- she’s a winner,” said Gamboa about VDL Vinzell. “It was a really good course today. You had many opportunities to go inside. I really liked it.”

Florentino has a committed group of clients that all ride for the Step by Step Foundation, including Daniela Stransky, who will ride in the Welcome class and the Grand Prix this week, and Jackson Brittan, who won the $10,000 Low Junior Amateur Classic out of 51 entries last week aboard Ugaz. Brittan’s twin brother, Spencer Brittan, another talented junior rider, went double clear in today’s 1.30m Open Jumpers, ending up in seventh place. Look for both Gamboa and Florentino in the Welcome and the Grand Prix later this week.

“I like the footing,” said Florentino about the changes at Colorado Horse Park. “We appreciate the benefits – the horses jump better. We like to go to a place that is beautiful, the people are nice and it has good footing. We are happy about that.”

Kristen VanderVeen and Bull Run's Revive
Kristen VanderVeen and Bull Run’s Revive

In the $2,500 1.40m Open Jumper, Kristen VanderVeen and Bull Run’s Revive edged out the competition, including second place finishers Armando Hassey and Eminem and third place pair Sarah Tredennick and Zenith Dance to clinch the win. VanderVeen was surprised and pleased with the win.

“It was the first time I moved him up,” she said. “My brother showed him once in the high amateurs, but was moving him up this week to see if he’d be ready for the Welcome. That’s encouraging he did so well today.”

Revive is an 8-year-old that VanderVeen imported from Germany last year.

“I’ve taken my time with him because I have high hopes that he will be an up-and-coming grand prix horse for me,” she explained. “I’m just now trying to test the waters to see if he’s ready to start the bigger classes. He thinks he’s the man- a lot of confidence. He always goes in the ring and he always wants to jump and he’s excited to do his job. He has quite the personality.”

“The courses are very different this week,” VanderVeen continued. “There are very twisty lines and a lot of bending lines and rollbacks out of the corners that, with that horse, was a bit of a challenge. So I’m really happy how he went today. He’s always going to jump, but we are still working on his turning and his rideability in the turns. He handled the turns well and still looked for the jumps.”

Summer in the Rockies VI returns on Thursday. The highlight of the day in the Kathy and Brad Coors Family Grand Prix Arena will be the $15,000 McElvain Energy Welcome Stake.

The Colorado Horse Park Summer in the Rockies Fast Facts

What: Summer in the Rockies AA-Rated Hunter Jumper Show Series

Event Dates:

Summer in the Rockies I June 5-9, 2013
Summer in the Rockies II June 12-16, 2013
Summer in the Rockies III June 19-23, 2013
Summer in the Rockies IV July 3-7, 2013
Summer in the Rockies V July 10-14, 2013
Summer in the Rockies VI July 17-21, 2013

Prize List:

Click here for an online version of the prize list. For a hard copy of the prize list, please e-mail prizelist@cohorsepark.com with your name, address and phone number and specify which prize list you would like (spring/fall or summer).


Mail to The Colorado Horse Park, 7522 South Pinery Drive, Parker, CO 80134 or fax to (303) 841-7879. Opening date for Stall Reservations: April 1, 2013. Closing date May 20, 2013.

Contact Information:

Pat Boyle, Show Manager                          (847) 274-6834
Brian Curry, Show Manager                        (303) 918-2908
Show Office                                                 (303) 841-7461
Show Office Fax                                          (303) 841-1419
Colorado Horse Park Main Office                (303) 841-5550
Colorado Horse Park Main Office Fax         (303) 841-7879

Tentative Schedule:
Wed – Sun: Show starts daily at 8 a.m. unless otherwise noted


Address: 7375 E Bayou Gulch Rd, Parker, CO 80134

From North: I-25S exit Ridgegate Parkway – go east under the freeway.  Ridgegate Parkway to S. Chambers Road, approx 3 miles (Traffic light) – turn right/south onto Chambers Road. At end of Chambers Road turn left/east onto Hess Road.  Hess Road to Parker Road/Hwy 83 – turn right/south onto Hwy 83 approx 4 miles to Bayou Gulch Road. (Traffic light). Follow signs to Colorado Horse Park.

From South: I-25N, exit Founder’s Parkway.  Founder’s Parkway to Highway 86, approx 4 miles (traffic light). Turn east/left onto Hwy. 86 to Franktown/Hwy 83. At Franktown go north on 83 approx. 7 mi. to Bayou Gulch Rd. (Traffic light), turn right/east onto Bayou Gulch Rd. Follow signs to Colorado Horse Park.

About the Colorado Horse Park

Celebrating its 20th Anniversary, the Colorado Horse Park was founded by visionary Helen Krieble who acknowledged the need for a high-volume horse show and horse boarding facility to serve Colorado.  The Colorado Horse Park welcomes more than 75,000 visitors per year and hosts over 40 competitions annually.  CHP features a derby arena designed by Olympic-designer Linda Allen and a cross-country course designed by Olympic Gold Medalist David O’Connor and eventing super-star James Atkinson. There are 300 permanent stalls with capacity for more than 1,000 stalls.

The picturesque property, located only minutes from the town of Parker, hosts international equestrian events in multiple disciplines. Visitors enjoy the beautiful Colorado Rocky Mountain surroundings and access to miles of trails and open space.  The Colorado Horse Park is committed to supporting equestrian education and amateur athletics, preserving open space, fundraising for local charities and supporting the community.

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Teen Talents & Grand Prix Veterans to Appear on Step by Step Edition of “Speaking of Horses”

Daniela Stransky aboard Stransky’s Mission Farm’s Anemone’s Vicky competing for Step by Step, photo Mancini Photos.

(Episode Premieres on Saturday, June 15, 2013)

JUNE 10, 2013 – Teenage show jumping talents Daniela Stransky, Mario Gamboa and Jose F. Bonetti are among the young riders who help raise funds and awareness for the non-profit Step by Step Foundation (www.stepbystepfoundation.com) throughout the year. These riders and others who support the international non-profit will make a guest appearance on Speaking of Horses, which premieres on cable television on Pegasus TV and Horse Talk TV (check local listings for times and channel) as well as on radio and through the internet at www.speakingofhorses.com on Saturday, June 15, 2013.

On air host Wayne Williams will chat with charity founder Liliane Stransky and grand prix rider Hector Florentino about how this new generation of equestrian stars is affecting people’s lives globally.  “We love the chance to reach new people,” stated Stransky, who also owns Stransky’s Mission Farm in Wellington, Florida.  “The kids are always spreading the word at the shows, helping to get other riders, trainers and owners to get involved.  It’s a lot of legwork in between classes, but they are incredibly motivated young riders. As guests on the show, we’ll be able to reach an entirely new group of horse fans! Of course, we’d love to meet them in person in Kentucky or Colorado where we’ll all be showing this summer.  But just by tuning in they can find out what we are doing with Step by Step and learn how, if they’d like, they can get involved without having to leave their computer or couch!  That way is a lot easier on the feet than trying to find us on the grounds!”

In addition, Speaking of Horses will include exciting footage of many juniors and grand prix veterans including Florentino, who both the rider/trainer at Stransky’s stable and long standing supporter. “It is a great feeling when you can combine what you love to do the most, which is riding, showing and training, with helping children and communities in need,” explained Florentino, one of the charity’s biggest assets, sporting the Step by Step logo and winning in the big money grand prix classes.  “Watching these youngsters coming up through the makes me very proud. I see they are not only good riders and horsemen, but while they are still young are proving they are good people too.”

“Watching these amazing kids from varied backgrounds all working together was great,” said Williams.  “They are helping others through horses and this speaks volumes about the human and equine connection. All I can say is WOW.”  The riders who are part of Team Step by Step are from around the United States, South America, Central America, and Europe. They not only support the international non-profit by raising awareness but also donate time and winnings in the show ring.

**The Speaking of Horses special Step by Step episode will premiere June 15, 2013 on Pegasus TV and Horse Talk TV and will repeat online at www.speakingofhorses.com.

By Sydney Masters

“Team Step by Step” Raises Awareness during FEI Young Rider Nations Cup

Venezuelan Junior Team riders Emmanuel Andrade, Daniela Stransky, Victoria Karam and Gustavo Machado.

Wellington, FL – March 3, 2013 – Top show jumping riders representing Venezuela, Dominican Republic, Colombia, Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Chile, Peru, Sweden and the United States vied for top honors during Hollow Creek Farm FEI Children’s, Junior, and Young Rider Nations Cups at the 2013 FTI Consulting Winter Equestrian Festival on March 2, 2013.  But many of the talented team members not only rode for their country, but also championed the international charity Step by Step Foundation during the exciting show jumping competitions at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Festival in Wellington, Florida.

While many of the riders, including teen talents Daniela Stransky, Emanuel Andrade, Jose Fernando Bonetti, Victoria Karam, Gustavo Machado, Maria Gabriela Brugal and Maria Jose De La Torre, along with adult showjumpers Mario Gamboa and Juan Ortiz competing in the Grand Prix, were putting their best efforts for their individual countries, they were also riding as members of “Team Step by Step,” a group of riders of all ages and levels who help raise awareness for the international children’s charity.

The Hollow Creek Farm FEI Nations Cup classes consisted of two rounds for each division shown over courses set by Anthony D’Ambrosio of Red Hook, NY. The first round for each age group was held during the day session in the International Arena and all three second rounds were held at night under the lights. The team from USA won in the young rider’s class and the teams from Brazil won in the junior and children’s classes.

Step by Step founder Liliane Stransky and her daughter Daniela Stransky, member of the Team Step by Step and Venezuelan Junior Bronze Winning Team
Step by Step founder Liliane Stransky and her daughter Daniela Stransky, member of the Team Step by Step and Venezuelan Junior Bronze Winning Team

“Our children, junior, young riders and of course our Grand Prix veterans, were amazing,” continued Step by Step founder Liliane Stransky, the owner of Stransky’s Mission Farm.  “I am so proud to have such a wonderful group representing Step by Step!  The kids have all worked so hard to secure a spot on their team, but they are also part of a larger ‘Team’ all year round, one that helps spread the word and raise funds for the non-profit at competitions around the globe!”

Each Team Step by Step member was thrilled to be able to make their nation’s team; they also agreed that Nations Cup competitions offered a wonderful opportunity to draw more attention to the charity and the children who are less fortunate.

“It was such an honor to be able to represent Venezuela and Step by Step at the same time,” stated Daniela Stransky, who piloted her 12 year old WB gelding Twister to double clean rounds to help the Venezuelan Junior Team secure the Bronze Medal.  “This gave us a chance to be on two different teams; one for our own country and the other for a charity that is working to change the world. Either way, we were all winners!”

“This was my first opportunity to show in the International Arena and the first time I jumped the water, which we cleared!” explained Jose F. Bonetti, who rode his bay gelding Umare competing for the DR in the Juniors.  “When you are a part of a team you feel a great deal of responsibility to not only do well for yourself, but for them too!”

The Hollow Creek Farm FEI Junior Nations Cup had six teams make it to the second round of competition with a win for Brazil. The teams of Brazil, Mexico, Venezuela, USA, and Argentina all showed under the lights on Saturday night. “It has wonderful to lead these young riders,” stated Venezuela Chef d’Equipe Leo Godoy.  “Each of the teams showed such promise and I see a bright future for them all!”

All of the riders from every one of the teams were thrilled with the result and agreed that it was a fantastic opportunity to compete.

The Step by Step Foundation works to enhance the lives of underprivileged children by creating and supporting, health, nutrition, water, education and other programs that substantially impact the human rights and development of children worldwide (www.stepbystepfoundation.com).

Step by Step Foundation to Benefit from Poker Gives’ Cupids for Charity NL Tag Team Tourney

Liliane Stransky & Olympic Veteran Margie Engle Planning to Host Charity Game during This Year’s Winter Equestrian Festival in Florida

Liliane Stransky and Margie Engle to co-host ‘All In for Charity’ Poker Tournament during WEF 2013

Wellington, FL – February 4, 2013 – Top poker professionals, veteran players, and amateur supporters have all reserved seats for Poker Gives’ 2nd annual Cupids for Charity NL Tag Team Tourney at the Binion’s on February 17, 2013.  The international children’s charity Step by Step Foundation will be one of the 5 beneficiaries for this year’s tournament at the popular casino at 128 Fremont Street in downtown Las Vegas, Nevada.

“We are very excited to be one of the non-profits chosen by Poker Gives this year,” said Step by Step founder Liliane Stransky of Miami and Wellington, Florida, who is planning on sitting down to take on all challengers at this fun filled game.  “The funds that come with each winning hand will help of our programs, like our Backpacks for Kids campaign.  We have been able to bring backpacks and much needed supplies to children both nationally and abroad, but this support will allow us to expand and help others.”

Getting involved with Poker Gives is a natural for Stransky, who along with the help of Olympic show jumping veteran Margie Engle is planning her third “All In for Charity Poker Tournament.”  They are looking to host the benefit tournament during this year’s Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, Florida.

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Mario Gamboa Takes High Jumper Championship at ESP’s Fall Finale Horse Show

19-Year-Old Colombian Is Newest Team Step by Step Rider Raising Funds & Awareness

Mario Gamboa, Liliane Stransky & Hector Florentino celebrate ESP’s Fall Jumper Championship at Palm Beach International Equestrian Center

Wellington, FL – November 9, 2012 — Mario Gamboa piloted the grey gelding Unico to top honors during Equestrian Sport Productions (ESP) Fall Circuit at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center in Wellington, Florida. The 19-year-old from Bogota, Colombia, was presented with the award for the Level 6 Jumper Championship for his efforts aboard the 11-year-old Dutch warmblood named Unico (Odermus R x High Hopes) on the final day of ESP’s Fall Finale Horse Show on November 4, 2012.

While Gamboa may be a new face in the winner’s circle here in America, he is an established up and coming young talent and has represented his native Colombia internationally on numerous occasions, including as a member of the Gold Medal winning team at the 2010 South American Games and at the 2010 Youth Olympic Games in Singapore, where he was awarded the Individual Silver Medal. He is currently a Guest Rider for Liliane Stransky and is training under Hector Florentino at Stransky’s Mission Farm and Le Club Resort in Wellington, Florida where he has been proving his merit by winning top honors at top horse shows around the country.

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Step by Step Foundation Partners with Non-Profit Heroes N Horses to Help Raise Funds to Care for the Florida Charity’s Amazing Animals

Donations will go to buy feed, hay & bedding for the horses & ponies at the Marion & South Florida equestrian non-profit
(October 26 through December 6, 2012)

October 25, 2012 – Palm Beach County/Marion County, FL – Liliane Stransky, President and Founder of Step by Step Foundation, has partnered with Horses N Heroes to help raise funds for feed, bedding and other much needed supplies for the amazing ponies and horses at the Florida based children’s charity. Step by Step’s flexible funding campaign, which runs through December 6, 2012, will raise funds to help pay for the care of the animals in Citra in Marion County and also in Wellington in Palm Beach County, Florida.

“I have a great team of riders who champion Step by Step’s efforts on behalf of others. They know first-hand the joy horses bring to others and they are working hard to help the horses and ponies that make the Heroes N Horses program possible.  If something drastic is not done, Horses N Horses will have to close,” stated Stransky, who owns the show stable Stransky’s Mission Farm in Wellington, FL.

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Daniela Stransky Takes On Pros in $10,000 Open Jumper Stake at ESP October Horse Show to Help Raise Funds for Step by Step Foundation

Daniela Stransky pilots her mare Anemone's Vicky to one of only 3 clear rounds in the $10,000 Open Stakes. Mancini Photo.

WELLINGTON, FL – October 15, 2012 – Daniela Stransky (15) may have been the youngest rider in the $10,000 Open Jumper Stakes at the ESP October Horse Show, but that didn’t stop the talented teen from being in the top of the class at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center in Wellington, Florida.

Aboard her chestnut mare Anemone’s Vicky, the Miami Country Day School student was one of only 3 clean rounds to advance to the jump.  The first to go clean, she was also the first in the jump off where she put in a speedy, 4 fault round.  Her effort secured her the 3rd place ribbon and $1,200 in prize money that she added to her ever-growing donations to the charity Step by Step Foundation (www.stepbystepfoundation.com).  The class was won by seasoned veteran Sharon Wordley aboard Quick Blue Z, followed by Irishman Scott Keach riding Anne Quanbeck’s Coco to the second place ribbon.

Although Daniela is relatively new to the Open Jumpers, having made her debut in a Grand Prix at the Colorado Horse Park only two months ago, she was ready for the challenge and held nothing back.  “The course was nice and technical,” stated her trainer Hector Florentino, who placed 6th in the same class aboard Stransky’s Mission Farm’s jumper Waow. “Her first round was flawless.  She had to go first in the jump off and yet she posted a good time with only 4 faults. The other two riders had the advantage of seeing her go, and knowing the time to beat. We are all really pleased; to put in this type of an effort at a venue like PBIEC really bodes well for Daniela’s future in the jumpers.”

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Step by Step & Colorado Horse Park Foundations Raise Thousands for Families Displaced by Waldo Canyon Fires at Summer in Rockies Series

Children Receive School Supplies Thanks to Step by Step’s “Back to School Backpack” Online Initiative before Fall Classes Begin

Emanuel Andrade champions the charity at the Kentucky Horse Park, by Ingrid Sabater

Parker, CO/Wellington, FL – August 5, 2012 – CEOs Liliane Stransky of Step by Step and Kyle Fenner of The Colorado Horse Park joined forces during the Summer in the Rockies horse show series to raise funds for the victims of the Waldo Canyon fire and charity helping, Colorado Springs Together.  The event, held at the Colorado Horse Park in Parker, CO before the final $50,000 Parker Adventist Grand Prix, raised thousands for the displaced families in the community and their animals. In addition Stransky also introduced the Step by Step’s School in Backpack campaign, an online initiative which raised funds to buy supplies for students in the area before they go back to classes in the fall. This online outreach drew donations from around the country and, thanks to the success of both the Facebook and online promo, Stransky was able to purchase hundreds and hundreds of backpacks filled with much needed supplies which she and her staff sent out from the charity’s headquarters in Florida this week.

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