On Saturday, March 10, 2019, a bench memorializing the life of Juan Ledgard was dedicated at the Florida Horse Park in Ocala, Florida. The effort was spearheaded by Jenifer Robinson and was the result of a fundraising campaign in which monies were raised for the...read more
In much happier days, this was Vickie and Frostie. Vickie bred Frostie, raised him, placed him with very competent trainers and was looking forward to a future of rides, adventures, competitions maybe and fun definitely. This all changed on Monday, March 11th. For...read more
Interested in driving instruction from a member of the United States Driving Team? If you’re been bitten by the driving bug, how could you possibly resist the opportunity? Or perhaps you’d rather train someone who has worked for and trained with a USET member? USET...read more
What’s the toughest thing about competing? Preparation can be exhausting. Competition can be nerve wracking. Time is precious. Showing can be expensive. After all, it involves a horse, and it seems that anything involving horses is expensive! Disappointment can be...read more
April Showers bring May … FLIES! A serious problem deserves serious consideration. With changes in climate occurring, scientists note that flies are finding a more hospitable environment almost everywhere, and most certainly in Florida, with its mild climate and large...read more
Could anything possibly be more difficult than controlling every ounce of muscle and motion of a 1200- pound horse? How about managing the thoughts and emotions that originate in your little three- pound brain? David Amerland, in his 2017 book, The Sniper Mind:...read more
Do your boots look as tired as you feel? Would you like to have boots that look like new without the expense? Would you like to see water bead off the toe rather than creep into cracked leather? For a super shine on your riding boots that can toe the line with that of...read more
STRIDE boasts over 300 members. Some of those folks live out of the area, and some even live out of state. Nevertheless, they are members and their participation at shows and clinics is a great asset to STRIDE. As far as core members, there are about 30 folks who...read more
A lot of people boast extensive resumes with horses, but few have the varied accomplishments that STRIDE member Paulette Stoudt touts. Her equine abilities landed her in the Guinness Book of World Records three times. As a fund raiser for handicapped children, she...read more
A few months ago, STRIDE featured an article about a horse rescue operated by one our members, Alyson Wheatley and daughter Loran. DreamCatcher Horse Ranch and Rescue does incredible things for horses and manages to keep hay in the managers through creative...read more
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