” We have almost forgotten how strange a thing is that so huge and powerful and intelligent an animal as a horse should allow another, and far more feeble animal, to ride upon its back.”

– Peter Gray

” I can make a General in five minutes but a good horse is hard to replace.”

– Abraham Lincoln

“I have seen things so beautiful they have brought tears to my eyes.
Yet none of them can match the gracefulness and beauty of a horse running free.”

– Unknown

Welcome to S.T.R.I.D.E.

Striving Toward Rider and Driver Improvement with Dressage Education.

STRIDE is an active riding and driving Dressage Club located in the Ocala, Florida area. In addition to hosting five schooling shows a year, STRIDE sponsors clinics, workshops and activities geared for ALL dressage enthusiasts, from beginner to advanced, in Traditional Dressage, Driven Dressage, or Western Dressage.
   
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STRIDE is a General Membership Organization under Region 3 of the United States Dressage Foundation (USDF).
As such, STRIDE members are automatically USDF members.  

Meet The Board

Learn more about the STRIDE Board members and appointed officers that work hard to serve the club.

Memberships

Becoming a STRIDE Member definitely has it's perks!
Why not learn more about becoming a STRIDE Member.

Shows & Events

Learn more about our schooling shows, clinics, meetings, educational events and activities.

Sign up for our shows.

The closing date for all STRIDE schooling shows is two weeks prior to the actual show date.  Click here for the Show Omnibus.  All registration fees are due at time of registration.  You may pay show fees with a credit or debit card on this site.  If you choose to print and mail your show registration and show fees, please remember that your entry must be postmarked by the registration closing date.

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Recent News

Oriah Abo: Defining Persistence

“If I see something and I want it, I will work hard, and I will get it.” These are the words of Oriah Abo, and it would appear they have been hard-wired in her psyche since birth. Life has not always been easy for Oriah, but she has taken every opportunity that has...

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Driving Clinic a Huge Success

The driving clinic sponsored by STRIDE on Saturday, March 30, 2019, proved to be a huge success and another valuable learning opportunity for STRIDE members and those outside of STRIDE aiming to sharpen their driving skills. USET member Barry Hunter and renowned...

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Julie Forsyth and her Mighty Minis

There is an old adage which says, “When the going gets tough, the tough get going.” This saying exemplifies Julie Forsyth and her tiny troop of mini horses. An accomplished horsewoman in her own right, Julie once traveled the hunter and western pleasure circuit in the...

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Warning: Under Florida law, an equine activity sponsor or equine professional is not liable for any injury to, or the death of,
a participant in equine activities resulting from the inherent risks of equine activities. Fla. Stat. §773.04(2) (1995)
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