Welcome to Forward Strides!

Ali Calkins, USDF Bronze Medalist and owner of Forward Strides, LLC, operates her own boarding and training business with her husband Mike, out of Cradlepine Ranch, located off route 26 in Mount Airy, Maryland. The peaceful 68 acre facility boasts a 27 stall barn with a large attached indoor arena, large outdoor arena with jumps, areas for hacking for pleasure and conditioning, and a round pen. She believes in offering the highest quality of care, supplying top quality feed from Farmer’s Cooperative in Frederick, sawdust bedding, free choice high quality hay, and extremely attentive care.