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2014 Schedule of Events

Annual Meeting

The Great Strides annual meeting will be held
Monday, March 10 at 6:30 p.m. in conference room A at Winneshiek Medical Center.
The agenda will include our annual election of the board of directors. All volunteers, riders, parents, and other interested parties are welcome to attend and vote. If you have interest in serving on the board, please contact one of the current board members.


No Used Tack & Clothing Sale will be held this year.

  11th Annual Great Strides Benefit Horse Show
Sunday, June 8, starting at 10 a.m. at Winneshiek County Fairgrounds
Click Here for 2014 Show Bill

Sessions at Casper's Arena, 201 Meadow View Dr., Decorah

New Volunteer Training - Wednesday, April 30, 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.

All volunteers, old and new, must complete the following forms annually:

  Volunteer Information and Liability Release, and Authorization for Emergency Medical Treatment

2014 Riding Sessions (Wednesdays)
Each 2014 session will be five weeks in length (dates & times below)
Schedule is subject to weather-related postponements & adjustments.

Spring Session: May 7, 14, & 21; June 11 & 18*

Summer Session: July 2, 9, & 16; August 13 & 20**

Fall Session: September 10, 17, & 24; October 1 & 8*

*Recreational riders at 4 p.m. Therapy riders at 5:15 p.m.
(Spring and Fall Session)

**Therapy riders at 5:15 p.m. Recreational riders at 6:30 p.m.
(Summer Session)

Directions to arena from Decorah: Take Locust Rd. to Highland Dr. and turn right.
Turn right at Helena Ave., go one block, arena is on the left.
Click Here for Google Map

Board Members:   

Darrell Knecht, President

Carmen Milliren, Vice-President

Bridget Casper, Secretary

Neri Greenlee, Treasurer

Cosette Goetsch

Patti Brice     

Tom Shroyer

Ruth Lynch

Volunteer Coordinator:

Ruth Lynch

Program Coordinator:

Eunice Veeder     

Riding Instructors:

Linda Kious, PATH Certified Instructor

Brian Malaise, Assistant Instructor

Tom Shroyer, Instructor-in-training

Volunteer Therapists:

Kara Cooper OT

Leslie Sand PT, PCS

Sandy Larson PT

Email:      Phone: 563-419-1621