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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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Saying Farewell to Kristin

So Long and Best Wishes! It is with bittersweet feelings that we announce that our wonderful Volunteer Coordinator, Kristin Kelley Marcello, will be leaving the Forward Stride staff at the end of the week. She has accepted a position with Hoffman Construction. While...

Winter Update from the Barn

"Community is more than just being in a group; community is doing something that matters with people who care. Thank you for being part of the Forward Stride community and for making a difference!"Thank You!First of all, we wanted to share a big thank you to everyone...

Thanks to You, We Raised $300k!

We are thrilled to announce that our year end campaign for 2020 raised $306,000! This is more than any year end campaign in our history. We send all our gratitude and love to our anonymous matching donors, without whom this would not have been possible, and to...

Happy New Year

2020 - A Year of Loss and Hope A letter written by Executive Director Amber Varner   Like many people around the world, I am happy to have 2020 in my rearview mirror. It has been a year of major losses for me, Forward Stride, and our community. However, it has also...

Winter Break Update

Our fall term has come to an end, we will be closed for the next two weeks, allowing our horses and staff to have a break! It is hard to believe that 2020 is almost over!  Last week we wrapped up our annual appeal stories, Navigating Adversity was our theme this year....

Oregon Freeze Update

Forward Stride is still open! Dear Clients, Family, and Friends of Forward Stride, While the Governor’s 2-week freeze has ended, Washington County is considered an Extreme Risk county. In compliance with the associated restrictions, we are continuing to request that...


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