Celebrating 15 Years of Improving Lives

 

 

Enhancing Lives Through

Horse-Centered Activities and Therapies

 

 

Programs for Everyone of All Abilities

Celebrating 15 Years of Improving Lives

 

 

Enhancing Lives Through

Horse-Centered Activities and Therapies

 

 

Programs for Everyone of All Abilities

MISSION

Founded in 2003, Forward Stride is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving lives through equine-assisted activities and therapies. Our Continuum of Care allows for children and adults of all abilities and backgrounds to develop horsemanship skills, fitness, empathy, and self-confidence, while also having the option to participate in one of our therapeutic and clinical programs. Forward Stride is the largest therapeutic center of its kind in Oregon, and one of only three nationally accredited centers in the state. 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.

Partners, Accreditations, and Awards

SERVICES

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

New Video! Win Some Horse Bling

Do you need a jewelry makeover? Register for the Round Up Relay and raise the most funds from now until August 20, 2018 and you will win some new horse bling! Sad you did not win the beautiful donkey portrait from last week's contest? Don't worry! We will...

Fall Women’s Trauma Group

Forward Stride is offering a Women's Trauma Group for ten weeks starting Tuesday, September 11. This group will provide support, aid in trauma processing, and promote healing in a safe group environment.   If you are interested in joining this...

New Video! Donkey Alarm for Sale

Sorry! No donkey alarms are up for sale. We do hope this video makes you laugh. You can, however, win a Wilco Gift Card and a hand drawn portrait of one of our donkeys! To participate, register for the Round Up Relay and raise the most funds from now until...

New Video! Win a Massage and Barre Subscription

We hope you enjoy this fun video starring Heather Sutherland and Dusty! You can help Forward Stride continue to enhance lives through horse-centered activities and therapies when you register for the Round Up Relay and help us fundraise! Want to get in...

New Video! Register for the Round Up Relay!

We hope you enjoy this fun video starring Heather Sutherland, Sunny, Thistle and Pippin! Although there will be no free ponies given away, we hope you will join us on September 8, 2018 for our Round Up Relay as we walk/run with our amazing equines and...

Want the BEST Forward Stride t-shirt yet!?

Get your free t-shirt by registering for the 2018 Round Up Relay here!   The Round Up Relay is your chance to support Forward Stride by helping us fundraise and/or join us on September 8th as we celebrate our community by walking (running is optional) with...