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Meridian Supports Giant Steps Charity Classic

Meridian’s Kelly Pappas (left) with Ashley Herman (center) of Sonoma Horse Park, and the Children’s Division winner at the Winner’s Circle.
Meridian’s Kelly Pappas (left) with Ashley Herman (center) of Sonoma Horse Park, and Children’s Division winner, Sabrina Voeller with horse Special Z, at the Winner’s Circle.

Meridian, the full-service private aviation company based at Teterboro Airport, is proud to be a sponsor of the Giant Steps Therapeutic Equestrian Center, which recently held its 4th Annual Giant Steps Charity Classic from July 31 – August 4, 2013, at the Sonoma Horse Park in Petaluma, CA. The event is a five-day horse show that showcases top regional, national and international equestrians – from up-and-coming junior athletes to the best of the best, including polished Olympians. Over $100,000 in prize money is at stake as horses and riders of all ages and levels compete throughout the week in exciting events, all of which benefit the programs at Giant Steps Therapeutic Equestrian Center. The two title events of the weekend are the Saturday Six-Bar Soirée and the Sunday Grand Prix.

Giant Steps Therapeutic Equestrian Center believes that caring for and riding horses can be a powerful tool for healing individuals with physical, emotional and developmental challenges, as well as veterans returning from combat and children considered to be “at-risk”. They offer life-changing experiences to people of all ages with a wide range of disabilities. Giant Steps is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation that receives no state or federal funding.

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