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Giant Steps 6th Annual Charity Classic 2015

Giant Steps Charity Classic, a six-day, AA rated horse show took place July 30- August 2, 2015  at the Sonoma Horse Park (link) . Top regional, national and international equestrian competitors – from up-and-coming junior athletes to Olympic competitors  took home $150,000 in prize money. Sponsor information? All proceeds benefitted Giant Steps Equestrian Therapy programs. More about the event > 

2015 Charity Classic In the News!

2014 Coverage


Giant Steps Annual Gala 2013

Sonoma County Horse Journal - Fall 2013

The Giant Steps Charity Classic presented by Gucci, was held July 31 to August 4, and brought together equestrians from across the Western United States, Mexico, and Canda in support of Giant Steps Therapeutic Equestrian Center. 
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A Giant Thanks! To Everyone Who Helped Make This Event a Success

Press Democrat - 5/16/13

Thanks to the sponsors, donors, and performers for helping make the Who's Who Revue such a success.
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Who's Who Raising Money

The Trojan Tribue - 5/13/13

Over 100 audience members were in attendance for the Who's Who Revue...
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Who's Who Revue Benefit a Success

Petaluma Argus-Courier - 5/9/13

Petaluma's local stars were shining at the revival of the popular Who's Who Revue...
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The Stars Are Coming Out

Petaluma Argus-Courier - 4/25/13

A big lineup of local celebrities are getting ready to take the stage as their favorite rock stars for Giant Steps Therapeutic Equestrian Center's Who's Who Revue...
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Volunteering: Teen getting as much out of Giant Steps as those she helps

The Press Democrat - 2/6/2011

The sound of horses' hooves, the brisk air of the outdoors and, best of all, the smiles and laughter of children. This may sound like a place to escape on a vacation, but it happens to be Giant Steps, a ranch where children with disabilities are...
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Support life-changing therapy

Argus-Courier Petaluma - 8/5/2010
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Elite Equestrians Flock To The North Bay to Benefit Giant Steps' Riders with Disabilities

The Petaluma Post - 7/20/2010
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Giant Steps

The Press Democrat - 12/9/2009

As a proud and appreciative parent of a Giant Steps' Rider, I enjoyed Susan Schartz's Nov. 29 article...
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Thanks to the Equestrian Center

Petaluma Argus-Courier - 12/3/2009

Thank you for the wonderful feature in the Winter 2009 issue of the Petaluma Magazine...
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A sense of self

The Press Democrat - 11/29/2009

Riding therapy helps disabled, those recovering from injuries gain self-confidence...
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Red Cross selects local heroes to honor - 3/27/2008

Help for animals: Lee Justice and Robert Pope, a retired couple with a love for horses, are founders of Giant Steps Therapeutic Equestrian Center. Program clients with any of more than 60 different physical or mental disabilities learn to ride on specially trained therapy horses...
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North Bay Business Journal 3/10/08

Doug Dilly, a long-time managing partner of George Petersen Insurance Agency offices in Santa Rosa and Sebastopol was named chairman of the Giant Steps Therapeautic Equestrian Center in Petaluma.
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Generous Gift

The Press Democrat - 8/17/07

Robert J. Pope
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Donation allows Giant Steps expand

Sonoma Index Tribune - 8/13/07

Sandi Hansen, staff writer
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Giant Steps for all

The Press Democrat 8/5/07

Rayne Wolfe
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Windsor resident receives "Point of Light"

The Windsor Times - 12/05

Pete Mortensen
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The Jefferson Award: Justice and Pope set the disabled astride

SF Chronical - 7/16/05

Suzanne Pullen, Chronicle Staff Writer
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Horsing Around

Argus-Courier Petaluma 4/15/2005

Emily Brady, Staff Writer
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Healing on horseback

Sonoma West Times and News 7/20/2004

Patricia M. Roth
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Horseback Miracles

Pacific Sun - 9/5/2001

Jill Kramer
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Giant Steps

The Press Democrat - 8/27/2000

Meg McConahey, Staff Writer
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Reins & Gains

SF Chronical - 9/24/99

George Snyder, Staff Writer
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