The Benefits of Show Competition

There are many benefits gained in show competition by our riders. Not only does it challenge them to set goals and dreams and strive to reach them, it broadens their horizons. By participating in community events and being part of a team, they experience fellowship. Riders must focus, cope in different environments and learn good sportsmanship. As a result, they gain self-esteem and a real sense of achievement that spurs a healthy confidence.

What we do every day in classes helps them on this path. What we do supports the Stirrups ‘n Strides Vision: Empower. Enrich. Inspire.

Upcoming Shows!


  • Special Olympics Area Games, Feb. 7th, Florida Horse park
  • Gasparilla Charity Horseshow, March12-16, Tampa provide some classes for our riders
  • Stirrups ‘n Strides at Hillcrest Show, March 7th
  • State Special Olympics – April 6-7, at World Equestrian Center (WEC)
  • Citrus Cup Regional Horse Show –April 24-27, at WEC , provide a full division of classes for our Exceptional riders
  • Stirrups ‘n Strides Challenge Show, held at Quail Roost Arena, May 11