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
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SAVE THE DATE!
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!
Thank you SO MUCH to the Rotary Club of Ocala for giving a much needed exterior paint job to our office. Much appreciated!
Dates of Interest: (see expanded description of items below this bullet list)
Marion Saddle Club Shows – June 27th & August 29th
Summer Riding Program – July 7th to August 11th
Region 5 Conference in Alabama – July 31st- August 2nd
Summer’s End Show – September 11th to 13th
Volunteer Orientation – September 19th
First Day of Fall Riding Session – September 29th
Sportsability – October 3rd
Autism Speaks – The Villages – October 24th
American Royal – November 8th to 14th
Jammin’ at Jumbolair – December 5th
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). You won’t want to miss the next one!
July 7th- August 11th – Our summer 6 week riding program. 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.