Welcome to Forward Stride

A PATH International Premier Accredited Therapeutic Equestrian Center

Forward Stride is dedicated to improving lives through equine-assisted activities and therapies. Founded in 2003, Forward Stride is the largest therapeutic center of its kind in Oregon.

  • Our Hippotherapy Program offers people of all ages - including children as young as two - uniquely powerful therapeutic sessions on horseback with licensed physical, speech, and occupational therapists.
  • Our Riding Program helps children and adults of all abilities - including those with special needs - develop fitness, horsemanship skills, and self-confidence.
  • Our Veterans Program offers military veterans opportunities to participate in therapeutic riding instruction with their peers - free of charge.

Thanks to all our Cowgirl Ball sponsors, contributors, volunteers, and donors!

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Making a Difference

Evan's Story...

Our sweet and special four-year-old son, Evan, faced broad developmental challenges stemming from congenital heart disease... We were intrigued and impressed by the diverse range of programs that Forward Stride offers to all ages and abilities. And we thought that combining Evan's enduring love for animals and his desire for fun with his therapies was worth a shot. We were so right!

"Forward Stride has become a sanctuary of sorts for our entire family, giving us fresh air and an idyllic setting, along with developmental growth, healing, and hope."
-- Sonia, Evan's Mom
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