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Fun Facts About Great Strides

There are approximately 70 riders that participate in the programs at Great Strides. These programs include:
  • Riding Therapy: Safe and innovative riding with the goal of improving each rider's balance, mobility, coordination and physical strength as well as confidence and self-esteem. Small farm animals are also used for therapeutic purposes.
  • Summer Camp Programs: Inclusion programs offering therapeutic riding participants and community participants a joint education focusing on riding and stable management skills, arts and crafts, as well as socializing and mainstreaming of the two populations.
  • Inner City Programs: Sesions for inner city youth are offered. These may involve stable management, riding sessions, or simply a day in the country.

Ages of our riders range from 3 years old and up.

There are approximately 50 Volunteers.

Our fundraising efforts include an annual membership appeal, grant writing donations, and good old fashion fund raising.

We have a number of special events coming up including some Horse Shows and Volunteer Training Clinics.

We have ten fabulous horses, with more to come!

We also have chickens, ducks, geese, rabbits, goats, a pig, and a monkey!

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