Ali Calkins, owner and trainer of Forward Strides in Central Maryland, is a USDF Bronze Medalist and USDF Bronze Freestyle Bar recipient with current scores toward her Silver Medal on her self trained Appendix QH. She has also trained and competed in the Hunter/Jumper and Eventing disciplines. Ali’s teaching methods are based on the development of horse and rider from the ground up and establishing a solid foundation for both to build on. She excels in assisting riders of all levels in pinpointing areas that may be inhibiting their progression. This helps to create achievable goals, and continue to develop a harmonious relationship. Forward Strides welcomes horses and riders of all ages and breeds. Whether your goal is to be competitive, improve skills, or to simply enjoy learning, Ali is happy to work with riders of all interests and levels.