Welcome to Forward Strides!

credit: Maya Kuntze Photography

Ali Calkins, USDF Bronze and Silver Medalist, Bronze Bar recipient, and owner of Forward Strides, LLC, operates her boarding and training business with her husband Mike, at a beautiful farm located off route 26 in Mount Airy, Maryland. The peaceful 68 acre facility boasts a 25 stall barn with an 80’x 200′ attached indoor arena with sand/fiber footing, a brand new 100’x200’ outdoor arena with sand/rubber footing, and great areas for hacking. In the barn we now have a state of the art temperature controlled boarder tack room with lockers and an observation room adjacent to the indoor with heating and AC for your comfort while enjoying lessons and training rides.

Ali believes in offering only the highest quality of care for her clients’ horses, supplying top quality feed, sawdust bedding, free choice high quality hay, and tending to all day to day needs.