Forward Stride will be closed Nov. 21-25 for the Thanksgiving Holiday. (Horse-care volunteers are still needed!)

See Photos from the Harvest Party!



Enhancing Lives Through

Horse-Centered Activities and Therapies



Programs for Individuals of All Abilities

See Photos from the Harvest Party!



Enhancing Lives Through

Horse-Centered Activities and Therapies



Programs for Individuals of All Abilities


Forward Stride enhances quality of life through horse-centered activities and therapies.

For more than 15 years, using the healing power of horses, Forward Stride has been building lasting relationships, confidence, and new skills. Our programs work together to provide exceptional care, therapy, and support to all participants, human and equine. Everyone has challenges in life. We encourage each person to face them head on with the support of our herd and fellow humans. Along the way, emotional, cognitive, and physical milestones are reached and lifelong friendships are forged.

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Giving at Forward Stride

This week the staff has been showing their appreciation for our volunteers. We call it “Thanks for Giving” week. We would not exist without our dedicated, generous, wonderful volunteers. Thank you for keeping our sessions running smoothly, caring for our herd, helping...

Announcing the 2019 Giddyup Gala!

Save the Date! We are excited to announce the date for our annual dinner and auction, the Giddyup Gala! The evening of Saturday, March 9th At the Embassy Suites, Washington Square, Columbia River Ballroom. Each year our community comes together on this energetic night...

Come Have a Spooktacular Time With Us!

Harvest Party! We’re going to have a ghoulish good time at our Nightmare Before Christmas themed Harvest Party this year! Come join us on Sunday, November 4th from 10am - 2pm and enjoy… $5 Pony Rides through the Haunted Trail! This is the one time during the year we...

Wrapping Up Our Round Up Relay

As another beautiful Oregon summer comes to a close, we can sit back and take pride in our third successful Round Up Relay. Our community raised $77,770.37 towards supporting our programs in the coming year. Over 45 people participated, both walking and running around...

Round Up Relay a Success! Still Time to Donate!

We Did It!!! We are elated to announce that the Round Up Relay was a smashing success and we have reached our goal! Thank you to everyone who participated, everyone who fundraised, everyone who donated, all of our wonderful sponsors, and everyone who made it such an...

What’s Happening on Saturday?

What's Happening on Saturday... You May Ask!   The Round Up Relay! The Open Barn! And the Tack Sale! It's a big day! Want to come to the Round Up Relay? Register here if you want to participate, or come at 9:30am to watch the fun! Opening at 10am is our Tack Sale -...