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Team Step by Step Victorious In Kentucky

May 21, 2012 By: janwest Category: General

While Hector Florentino kick-started the winning streak for the Step by Step Foundation by riding the bay gelding Ultimo to victory in the $35,000 Open Welcome at the Kentucky Spring Horse Shows, it was the teens who stole the spotlight for the international non-profit.  Emanuel Andrade, who trains with Angel Karolyi of Hollow Creek, was a stand-out star putting in fault-free rounds on all five of his Junior Jumpers in both the Highs and the Lows while his competitor Daniela Stransky admitted that (on Sunday) the downpour was so bad that she could barely see the fences in the Junior Jumper classic.  Another rider for “team” SBS from Stransky’s Mission Farm was Jose Fernando Bonetti, who got luckier when it came to weather and piloted Light to the Children’s Jumper Championship the first week.

Team Step by Step's Hector Florentino, Daniela Stransky and Jose Fernando Bonettie celebrate at Kentucky Spring Horse Shows


Emanuel Andrade, who also rides for Steb by Step, put in fault free fast rounds on all five horses, including Mikos who won the Junior Jumper Championship


Daniela Stransky finding the fences aboard her chestnut mare Starlight during Junior Jumper downpour... All photos by Ingrid Sabater