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
A VERY SINCERE THANK YOU TO THE QUAIL ROOST FOUNDATION FOR YOUR GENEROSITY IN PROVIDING US WITH OUR VERY OWN COVERED ARENA!
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August 27th – Marion Saddle Club – Longwood Farms
September 9th to 11th – Summer’s End Horse Show – Livestock Pavillion – classes for riders with disabilities will be held at 4:00 on Friday the 9th. Volunteers needed. Silent auction will be held during the show to help our riders attend the UPHA Exceptional Challenge Cup in Kansas City in November. Come by & support our riders & cheer them on!
September 17th – Volunteer Orientation – 8:30 to 12:00 NOON
September 24th – Marion Saddle Club – Longwood Farms
September 27th – First day of riding!
September 30th – SportsAbility – Martin Luther King Recreation Complex (1510 NW 4th Street, Ocala 34475) – People who attend SportsAbility learn about the value of recreation and active leisure for everyone – especially people with disabilities. People discover the latest in equipment, trends, and resources. This event provides an opportunity for people to network with people with disabilities, resource providers, and community organizations. There is NO CHARGE to participants thanks to our generous sponsors.
October 7th – Veterans riding starts!
October 22nd – Stirrups ‘n Strides Annual Yard Sale. We are in need of lots of items for the sale. Please, no clothes or electronics! Will pick up if needed.
October 29th – 5K run – Ocala Square
November 3rd to 8th – UPHA Exceptional Challenge Cup Finals – We have 4 riders qualified to attend this prestigious show at the American Royal in Kansas City this year. Our riders will be showing on November 8th.
November 17th – Visiting vets program demonstration
December 3rd – Jammin’ at Jumbolair – Our biggest fundraiser of the year! Sponsorships & tickets are availaable. Good food, live music, dancing & lots of theme baskets to win! Adult beverages are available!
December 10th – Annual Christmas Party for all volunteers, riders and families. Santa will be there of course!
January 3rd – Riding starts again!
January 7th – Challenge Show at Grand Oaks – Weirsdale
February 11th (tentative) – Special Olympics Area Games – hosted by Stirrups ‘n Strides
March 24th-25th – State Special Olympics – Grand Oaks, Weirsdale