Learning, Growing, and Healing

Through Equine-Assisted Activities and Therapies

Programs for Everyone of All Abilities

Road Closures at Forward Stride – July Through mid August

175th will be closed at Kemmer from July to mid August. To get to Forward Stride please come in through Scholls Ferry/Roy Rogers.


Forward Stride is the largest therapeutic center of its kind in Oregon, and one of only three nationally accredited centers in the state. Since 2003, we have been empowering people from throughout the Portland area to learn, grow, and heal through specialized equine-assisted activities and therapies. Our innovative programming enables individuals to blossom and work toward independence, whether they are a child affected by autism; a teenager with a severe brain injury; a veteran returning from war facing PTSD; or someone living with a condition or disease that diminishes their confidence or mobility.

Forward Stride is proud to be affiliated or accredited by the following organizations:

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Click any of the icons below to learn more or register for Equestrian SportsClinical Services, and Personal Development programs.


If you would like to apply for a scholarship or sponsor a scholarship program, please contact our office here.

Foster Care Children
At-Risk Youth

Military Veterans and 1st Responders

Clinical Rehabilitation Services for Low-Income Children

Partnerships with other Youth and Adult Service Providers

Next Event - Round-Up Relay 8K to New Facility!