Step by Step: Young riders helping underprivileged kids

It's a welcome and increasingly familiar scenario in today's world of professional sports: those who have advantages joining forces to help others around the world who don't have the same opportunities, or even the necessities of life such as clean water and schools. This is where the equestrian community jumps in, including the Step by Step Foundation Inc. Created 12 years ago by Liliane Stransky in Miami, FL, to help underprivileged children both locally and internationally, the Step by Step team made its first appearance at Spruce Meadows in 2014, with a half-dozen riders taking part in the charitable endeavour during the summer series. Stransky explained the birth of Step by Step's initiative, giving credit where credit is due. “It was on one of our trips to Haiti. We have a school there [an elementary school in Lahaie]. My daughter, Daniela, was one of the girls in the group,…

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