About Us


Strides of Strength Therapeutic Riding, Inc. is a charitable and educational organization founded in 2016. Born out of her love of horses, profession of physical therapy and understanding of the human-horse connection, Beth Gaston developed Strides of Strength Therapeutic Riding, Inc. Our non-profit 501(c)(3) status was granted  in June 2018. 

Our Mission


Our mission is to provide a comprehensive therapeutic Equine program utilizing horses to facilitate growth, learning, and healing. Our population includes children and adults with mental, physical, emotional, and functional disabilities. 

Values & Goals


  • Foster growth, learning and healing in those with mental, physical and emotional disabilities.
  • Afford participants an experience that otherwise may not be available due to financial limitations, and or lack of access to this type of program due to location. 
  • Provide services to those community members with special needs to allow them to develop to their greatest potential.
  • Committed to providing a leadership role to enhance the lives and well -being of our participants and their families.
  • Trained and committed staff and volunteers who uphold the goals of our organization.
  • High quality, safe program, operating in an environment designed to meet the individual needs of all participants.
  • Effective programs utilizing outcome measures to reflect benefit to our participants.
  • Maintain a diverse, active Board of Directors.
  • Increase our financial base through donations, grants, endowments that will grow and support our organization.
  • Strides of Strength Therapeutic Riding, Inc. does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, marital, or family status.