Disclaimer - I do not KNOW Amanda Stewart. I understand that Amanda Stewart is a well respected professional in the horse world with verifiable credentials. She works in the horse world but is not a horse seller, trader. I do not know her but do know that she has been slandered and libeled by Celeita, who claims Amanda lies about her but does not state WHAT, WHEN and HOW. Celeita has not stated WHAT supposed lies Amanda has stated about Celeita. Yet Celeita has accused her of being and doing things which are not remotely accurate. WHY? because Amanda has exposed Celeita's claims to the public. ALL the things that Amanda S. has said about Celeita Kramer and/or Second Wind Adoption Program and/or Crossed Sabers are provable and verifiable. Anything that I have stated or written about the same are also provable, verifiable and definitely the truth. Catrina S. has also stated truth and given verifiable documenation.
I am another who is 'blacklisted' by Celeita Kramer. Why? Because I exposed her illegal, fraudulent activites of soliciting and operating as a charitable organization when she had never registered nor applied, never mind been approved, as a charitable organization. I volunteered for HER program Second WInd Adoption Program back in '01-'02. I volunteered at a distance, as did Pam R. who was 'Nat'l Volunteer Director' and a number of other smart, capable people who believed what Celeita was saying! We believed that she WAS 501(c)3. She said it, she wrote it, she INSISTED she was and we never checked with the IRS! When people on the 'Board of Directors' began asking questions, they were 'fired'. You don't hear about them because they just stepped away from 'the program' and never made it known that Celeita was running a scam... soliciting funds as a charity when indeed she was not. I continued to volunteer, I wasn't 'fired'. I have all the records of my emails, phone conversations and written letters proving that I DID indeed volunteer even though she insists that I did not. I donated some money but mostly time striaghtening out 'misunderstandings' with adopters, donors, etc. It is true that I never set foot on Crossed Sabers Farm. I never met her in person. I imagine that had I actually done that, I would have 'seen the light' sooner. I chose to believe her. She claimed to be doing something I thought was admirable. The truth is that she was lying about her charitable status, she was soliciting funds, help and horses as a charitable organization when she was not ( for 10+ yrs). THAT is illegal!
I am not in the horse business, I have done some personal private horse 'rescue' where I have bought horses 'at risk', rehabbed and sold, free leased or given them away and donated to and volunteered for several animal rescue groups. I have had many Nat'l CH bred horses and actually became involved with Celeita because I had a horse I wanted to 'protect'. I did NOT 'donate'/send the horse to SWAP, but I did volunteer UNTIL I too saw the light!
For several years, I too just dropped off the SWAP supporters group. Then when more and more outrageous emails and stories came from Celeita, I decided that I could not stay quiet in good conscience. I knew that I would be subject to her outrageous stories, lies and outrageous emails...but I knew too much, have strong feelings about fairness. So, now I am called a thug? Me thinks thou doth protest too much! Show us WHAT, HOW and WHEN we 'lied' about you, Celeita or lied about 'the program' Second Wind Adoption Program which you have only RECENTLY registered under Mountain States Horse School as a WV non profit corporation and had yet to provide the necessary documentation to WV for actual approval when I checked early October. Application for 501(c)3 had not been made at that time either. What about the past 10+ yrs?? that SWAP has been operating promising tax deductions to donors? We have the actual emails from Celeita stating that she WAS 501(c)3!! There are all the archived website pages that prove what she claimed and that she indeed collected monies under that guise. That is illegal!! I have done nothing but point to that documentation which Celeita herself created. It is Celeita who has made her own noose. We don't NEED to make up lies!
I also am not aware of any pending or past legal cases having anything to do with SWAP, Second Wind Adoption Program, Crossed Sabers or Celeita Kramer where ANYONE has 'gone to jail'.
She throws around lawsuit threats and uses intimidatation to quiet those who would bring out the truth, question her ethics and actions.