Stirrups ‘n Strides Therapeutic Riding Center, Inc.

(a 501(c)3 non-profit organization).  

PATH member (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International).

Our center and all programs are taught by PATH Certified Riding Instructors.  

What makes therapeutic riding so special?”:

The bonding between horse and rider and the relationships with instructors and volunteers has been known to help even “proven to improve” self esteem, self confidence and social interaction. Plus, it’s just plain fun for everyone!

For the physically handicapped rider, horseback riding gently and rhythmically moves horses’ bodies, naturally mimicking human gait. Studies have shown that therapeutic riding provides the following benefits:

• Psychological bonding 

• Lifting of the spirit 

• Increased attention span

• Improve balance, posture and flexibility 

Take a minute or two and watch this super video. Click on the pic. (Full screen on the small square–bottom right).


Please copy and share this YouTube URL below–email or text friends and relatives!

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Thanks for donating and getting the word out!  Every little bit helps!

For the first time, we are accepting donations for personal photos, taken by a pro photographer and suitable for framing.  Pics from the OBSTACLE CHALLENGE ARE HERE!

Dates of Interest: (see expanded description of items below this bullet list)

End of the Year Party- May 30th., 12:00 noon at “the farm.”

 Last day of riding May 30th

 Family Café Conference – June 5-7 

 Summer riding program – July 7th-August 11th 

 Region 5 Conference in Alabama – July 31st- August 2nd.

Expanded items.  (Be sure to mark your calendar):

To Be Announced  ***** Our newest event*****.  Definitely get this one on your calendar when we give you the next date and talk it up!  Our very first Obstacle Challenge! was held at Stirrups’n Strides on May 16th.  Please watch here for sign up entry forms which will be posted for our next event date. You may sign up here online or call Betty anytime (352-427-3569).  Watch for a post like the one below, with the next date.  You won’t want to miss the next one!


May 30th – This is the last day or riding for the Spring Season.

July 7th- August 11th – Our summer 6 week riding session.  This will be on a Tuesday morning and limited to 10-12 riders.  We will have 2 sessions, one at 8:30, the other at 9:30. If you are interested, please talk with Betty.