Saturday, March 14, 2020

RE: Corona Virus Precautions
Stirrups ‘n Strides Update to All RIDERS, FAMILIES AND VOLUNTEERS
Please note that the Special Olympics Equestrian Games and the Challenge Show were cancelled at Grand Oaks.

Stirrups ‘n Strides is cancelling classes beginning 3/17 through the end of March at this time. We will keep in contact with all of you, but we plan to resume classes the beginning of April.  Be well.

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 

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.

Show season is upon us!

Event Date/Time
Citrus Cup Regional Championship Show
Alachua County Agriculture and Equestrian Center, Newberry Florida
04/08/2020 - 04/11/2020
9:00 am - 9:00 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.