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).


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


Jammin at Jumbolair SPONSORSHIP- 2015

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!

The pictures of our End of Year Party are up! Please CLICK HERE to view!

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

 First Day of Fall Riding Session – September 29th

 SportsAbility at MLK Recreation Complex – October 2nd

 Annual Yard Sale – October 24th

 Autism Speaks at The Villages – October 24th

 Premier Jewelry Party at a volunteer’s home – November 5th

 American Royal in Kansas City – November 8th to 14th

 Festival of Trees at Grand Oaks – November 30th to December 5th

 Jammin’ at Jumbolair – December 5th

 Challenge Show at Grand Oaks – January 9th, 2016

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).  You won’t want to miss the next one!