Welcome to Forward Stride Stables

A happy rider starts
with a happy horse.

Forward Stride Stables (FSS) is a modern full-service hunter and jumper facility located in quiet Hawthorn Woods, Illinois – 40 miles northwest of Chicago.

Happiness & Well-being

In every aspect of
equestrian life

Here at Forward Stride Stables, we believe that the horse’s happiness and well-being come first. We have put a lot of time and love into creating an environment that is perfect for rider and horse.

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Our People

Dedicated trainers
and staff

At Forward Stride Stables, we pride ourselves in having excellent trainers and staff. We understand that horse and rider may need programs to be tailored to their individual needs and goals – whether that is training a young horse, enhancing your skills through riding lessons, or attending horse shows – our staff is available for you.

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Full Service Boarding

Services that take care of everything for you.

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Upcoming events

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Forward Stride Stables hosts clinics with renowned professionals several times a year. Such as Scott Hofstetter and Jim Graham.

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