Give 4 Marion 2022

We Made History | Give4Marion

Congratulations on your incredible achievement! Raising over $9,100 for your therapeutic horseback riding program is truly historic, and you deserve to celebrate in a big way!

Remember, your success is a testament to the power of community and the incredible impact of your program. By sharing your story, you can inspire others to get involved and support your mission. Keep spreading the joy of therapeutic horseback riding, and let the good times gallop on!

As the year gallops towards its finish line, we at Stirrups & Strides want to express our deepest gratitude for your unwavering support. Your generosity helps us keep our horseshoes clinking and our mission galloping forward – providing essential therapy and joy to individuals with disabilities through the transformative power of horseback riding.

But our journey isn’t over yet!

To continue providing this life-changing therapy, we rely on the kindness of donors like you. Your end-of-year donation, however big or small, will fuel our herd’s gallop into the new year, ensuring that no one gets left behind.

Here’s how your gift can make a difference:

  • Gift mobility and independence: For children with physical limitations, horseback riding can be the key to unlocking new possibilities.
  • Boost confidence and self-esteem: The bond formed with these gentle giants fosters a sense of accomplishment and empowers individuals to overcome challenges.
  • Improve balance and coordination: The rhythmic gait of the horse naturally stimulates the nervous system, leading to improved physical abilities.
  • Provide a safe haven for social connection: Our program creates a welcoming and inclusive environment where individuals can build friendships and feel accepted.

Let’s stir up some hope and empower riders to reach their full potential!

Remember, every stride counts!

With heartfelt thanks,

The Team at Stirrups & Strides

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Stirrups N’ Strides relies on generous folks like you to keep our herd of therapy horses healthy and strong. These amazing animals work hard, bringing joy and opportunity to individuals with disabilities and veterans.

Here’s the Hay-lowdown:

Our horses munch through about 3 bales of hay every week.

Each square bale costs $10-$12.

With 15 therapy horses, that’s a weekly cost of $540!

Winter makes growing fresh grass difficult, so hay is essential.

We went through 75 round bales last winter alone! Each one costs $75-110 each!

Donate Today!

Gift a Square Bale: Your contribution will directly feed our horses.

Become a Round Bale Hero: Donate a round bale (covers several weeks’ worth of hay) for a bigger impact!

Every Dollar Makes a Difference: Help us meet our fundraising goal of $8,500-$10,000!

Donate online or contact Stirrups N’ Strides to make a hay-mazing contribution!

Mail a check to Stirrups ‘n Strides at 4246 W. HWY 318, Citra, FL 32113.

Call Betty Gray at 352-427-3569 or Brandi Lashinski 352-286-2519.

Together, we can ensure our horses have the fuel they need to keep changing lives!

Checks payable to: Stirrups ‘n Strides Therapeutic Riding Center, PO Box 326, Citra, FL 32113. For: “Buy a Bale of Hay”

*Please include your name, address, phone and email. Thank you!

Help Us While Shopping Like Normal via iGive!

Did you know? You can help by shopping through iGive at your favorite stores.

Use Amazon Smile To Help When Shopping on Amazon

When you want to shop at Amazon, go to and search for Stirrups N Strides in the search box, then select it. Amazon will donate 0.5% of your purchases to Stirrups ‘n Strides!

We are always looking for great fundraiser ideas.  Have an idea? Let us know! Past fundraisers have included:

  • Annual Cruise
  • Poker Bike Ride
  • Annual Yard Sale
  • Golf Tournaments
  • Calendar of riders events at SnS
  • Booths at area events
  • Jammin’ at Jumbolair Extravaganza
  • Goin’ for Gold!
  • Wild West Murder Mystery
  • Urban Cowboy Night
  • Obstacle Challenge Competition