Sunday, January 29, 2023
at Stirrups ‘n Strides Quail Roost Arena
All Volunteers who will participate in Special Olympics horse shows are encouraged to attend! Contact Betty Gray, executive director to sign up. or 352-427-3569.

What makes therapeutic riding so special? 

The bonding between horse and rider and the relationships with instructors and volunteers has now been proven to be beneficial to many with a variety of challenges. 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 and relationship building 
• Lifting of the spirit, improved self esteem and self confidence!
• Increased attention span and social interaction
• Improved balance, posture and flexibility 

With the support of our volunteers, community and donors we can continue to Empower, Enrich and Inspire through the healing power of the horse. We thank you!

See how therapeutic riding made a difference for Kathy Gray — and is helping others.

“Someone that’s scared… I tell them, if  I can do it you can do it.” – Kathy

Together we can Empower, Enrich & Inspire people of all ages with physical, mental or emotional challenges.


Event Date/Time
Special Olympics State Equestrian Games 2023
World Equestrian Center, Ocala FL
04/07/2023 - 04/08/2023
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
FMHA Citrus Cup Horse Show at Newberry
Alachua County Agriculture and Equestrian Center, Newberry Florida
04/14/2023 - 04/16/2023
9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Thanks for donating!  Every little bit helps!

Please take a moment to watch this super video about our therapeutic riding program and its many benefits.