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 

Watch a video that tells the story of the inspiration behind Stirrups 'n Strides.

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.”

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


Show season is upon us! Special Olympics Equestrian Games:
JANUARY 18, 2020 – Special Olympics County Games at Stirrups ‘n Strides
Riders should arrive: 8AM *Show attire
Vounteers should arrive: 7-7:30AM *Red Stirrups ‘n Strides shirts

FEBRUARY 8, 2020 – Special Olympics Area Games at Stirrups ‘n Strides
More info to come…

MARCH 19-21, 2020 – Special Olympics State Games at The Grand Oaks in Weirsdale
More info to come…

MARCH 22, 2020 – Challenge Show at The Grand Oaks, Weirsdale
Hosted by Stirrups ‘n Strides, more info to come…

Thanks for donating!  Every little bit helps!






Watch When horseback riding is as therapeutic as it is thrilling.
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In addition, please take a moment to watch this super video.
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www.youtube.com/embed/D-eplE5hAec (a URL to copy and share)

Stirrups ‘n Strides Therapeutic Riding Center is a member of the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH).  All of our instructors are PATH certified.

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