It was a dressage rider’s dream for Florence Wetzel when she imported her horse. Fourteen years old and ridden by a member of the French team, the gelding was a solid Grand Prix performer. When opportunity knocked, she answered and quickly purchased the horse....read more
Our 4th STRIDE show of 2018 is completed, and it was a huge success! A sincere thank you to Edith Finlayson my tireless co-show manager tent-raiser & water& ice schlepper, Jennifer Bravick superior show secretary, Colleen Cohill scoring room manager and on the site...read more
When STRIDE member Sharon Young purchased her 2.5-year-old Welsh pony in 2014, little did she realize that she was literally hitching her carriage to a star. Previously a dressage rider, Sharon’s interest shifted to driving. In 1994 while living in Connecticut, she...read more
Attendees at the August STRIDE meeting were privy to a fascinating talk by Dr. Siobhan Ellison of Pathogenes, Inc., “a small research laboratory with large ideas located in Fairfield, Florida.” She and her team are currently conducting research and treatment to combat...read more
Could anything possibly be more difficult than finding the proverbial needle in a haystack? Try locating the perfect horse farm for purchase. Fortunately for Amber Kimball and husband Brian, their persistence paid off. While their recently acquired property in...read more
Many a love affair has begun with “that look”- a gaze that is punctuated by something beautiful and trusting, albeit mingled with the excitement of uncertainty. It was this look that attracted Jenifer Robinson to her award-winning Arabian gelding, Shakar Ataan, or...read more
Schooling Series - #4 September 30, 2018 Florida Horse Park You must have a CURRENT coggins Test to participate in any STRIDE Show. More information coming soon. REMEMBER TO USE OLD ENTRANCE TO FL HORSE PARK OFF OF 475.... NOT 475A. CLICK HERE for park map. Champions...read more
Sarah Zufelt & “Howard” A Heavenly Match Every so often, the stars inevitably align. That’s what happened when Sara Zufelt met her current dressage mount, Howard. Named after the character Howard from the television show, The Big Bang Theory, this upper level school...read more
Think work over Cavaletti is something reserved for hunters, jumpers, and eventers? Think again, dressage and driving aficionados! Instructor Margaret Edward Jones of Solar Farms and STRIDE member Noelle Vander Brink provided an informative demonstration of the...read more
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