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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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2022 Giddyup Gala Results!

The 2022 Giddyup Gala was truly a night of reunion. Our first in-person gathering since the pandemic began saw 180 attendees, staff, and event volunteers come together to celebrate Forward Stride and support our life-changing programs. The incredible Forward Stride...

Winter Herd Update

It’s almost February and it is time for another peek at our herd! We have some new faces to introduce, but first we want to recognize the contributions of a couple of herd members who will be leaving our barn.Nadia, our loving and motherly mental health companion and...

Amanda & Brandon

Amanda and Brandon are long-time friends of Forward Stride. Amanda is our Programs Director, but began as a volunteer over 13 years ago and has been here since! Brandon was an integral team member when building Forward Stride’s “Forever Home.” Their day to day...

Read Our Annual Report!

Hello! We are proud to release our 2021 Annual Report, detailing our 2020-2021 fiscal year’s activities. The past year has seen both challenges and triumphs, and we are proud to be a safe place for our community to learn, grow, and heal. Every week through the middle...

Staffing Update at Forward Stride

Team UpdateWe are excited to announce some new members of our team! First up, welcome Maiah!Maiah is our new Scheduling Coordinator. She has enjoyed being a part of the Forward Stride community for many years, starting out in the Riding Program in high school. After...

Wishing Candi All the Best

We are sad to say farewell to our incredible Associate Executive Director Candi Cornils, but we are excited for her future! Candi has been on staff for 10 years, having started through the AmeriCorps program. A veteran of the United States Marine Corps, Candi has held...


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