STRIDES Therapeutic Riding Center 

Welcome to STRIDES, a therapeutic riding center and petting zoo owned by Trinity Services, Inc.

At STRIDES, we have a deep love for animals and a strong belief in the power of animals to heal and inspire individuals.  At STRIDES, we strive to create a safe and inclusive environment where people of all abilities can come together to experience the joy and therapeutic benefits of interacting with horses and other animals.

Therapeutic Horseback Riding

One of the core services we offer at STRIDES is therapeutic horseback riding.  We specialize in serving individuals with intellectual disabilities, providing them with a unique opportunity to engage in an empowering and transformative experience.  Our trained and certified instructors work closely with riders, tailoring each session to meet their specific needs and goals.  Through therapeutic riding, we aim to enhance physical strength, improve balance and coordination, boost self-confidence, and foster a strong bond between rider and horse.

Non-Therapeutic Riding

In addition to therapeutic riding, we also offer non-therapeutic riding lessons for individuals of all ages and abilities.  Whether you're a beginner or an experienced rider, our knowledgeable instructors are here to guide you on your equestrian journey.  We have a range of well-trained horses that are suitable for riders at all skill levels  Experience the thrill of riding and discover the unique connection that forms between horse and rider.

Petting Zoo

At STRIDES, we believe that interaction with animals can bring immense joy and therapeutic benefits to everyone.  Our petting zoo is open to the general public, offering a chance to get up close and personal with a variety of friendly and gentle animals.  We offer a variety of animals, from horses, goats, sheep, pigs, mini cow, mini horse, mini donkey, hedgehog, rabbits, guinea pigs, and a duck.  Our petting zoo provides a safe and educational environment for animal lovers of all ages to learn and connect with those wonderful creatures.

Special Events and Parties

Looking to celebrate a special occasion?  STRIDES is the perfect venue for birthdays, group outings, and special events.  Our facility provides a beautiful backdrop for memorable gatherings.  Whether you're planning a birthday party or a corporate team-building event, STRIDES can help create a customized experience that combines the joy of interacting with animals, horseback riding, and a variety of activities to ensure a truly unforgettable day.

Camps and Workshops

During school breaks, we offer exciting camps and workshops that combine fun and education.  Out programs provide a unique opportunity for children and adults to learn about horsemanship, animal care, and the wonders of nature.  Through engaging activities and hands-on experiences, participants develop confidence, teamwork skills, and a deeper appreciation for the natural world.

Photo Shoots

Capture precious memories with our photo shoot services.  Whether you're celebrating a milestone or simply want to preserve the magic of your experiences at STRIDES, our photographer will ensure you have beautiful images to cherish for a lifetime.

Come Join Us!

At STRIDES, we believe that everyone deserves the chance to connect with animals, experience the thrill of horseback riding, and benefit from the therapeutic power of these  incredible creatures.  Whether you're seeking therapeutic support, a fun outing, or a special event venue, we welcome you with open arms.

Join us at STRIDES Therapeutic Horseback Riding Facility and Petting Zoo, where we are dedicated to creating smiles, building confidence, and fostering connections between humans and animals.

For more information, schedule a session, book an event, or learn more about our services, contact Laura Blume, STRIDES Program Coordinator, at (815) 263-0085 or email Laura at  We can't wait to meet you!