Forward Stride has extended its closure of all programs until the Governor lifts the “Stay Home, Save Lives” order. See the Oregon Health Authority website for breaking updates.

Forward Stride is Extending its Closure Under “Stay Home, Save Lives” Order

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Forward Stride is Extending its Closure Under “Stay Home, Save Lives” Order

Community Resources During the Closure

See Our Full Range of Therapeutic Services


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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Forward Stride to Extend Closure

Dear Forward Stride Community, We hope you are healthy and doing well. With the Governor’s new Stay Home, Save Lives order, Forward Stride must announce that our onsite programming will be discontinued until she lifts that order. We have dedicated staff members...

Forward Stride Is Closed Due to COVID-19 Starting Immediately

Due to the spread of the virus, COVID-19, and the closure of all area schools, Forward Stride has decided to close through March 31st. With the possibility that this closure will be extended. We have weighed the risks to clients, staff members, and volunteers in this...

Giddyup Gala 2020 A Success!

Pictured: Jeff (father of Christina), Christina and Alex, their daughter Lily, and Dan (Lily’s caregiver) Once again, we find ourselves overwhelmed by the energy and generosity of our incredible community. The 2020 Giddyup Gala saw more attendees than any previous...

A Successful End to 2019

We have some good news to start the year! The numbers are in and we are very excited to announce that our “Fulfilling Potential” end-of-year giving campaign was a success! Thanks to the compelling story submissions of 50 community members, we raised more in 50 days...

Happy New Year

Dear Community Member, As this decade comes to a close, I am encouraged to look back upon the many relationships and lives, human and equine, that have touched me through Forward Stride. We have spent the last 50 days sharing some of those stories over social media...

Welcome to the Home Stretch

Our Horse of the Year Race is hurtling through the summer! In case you missed it, the Horse of the Year Race is a giving event centered around the horses that are so important to our work. This year the race is styled after a Steeplechase with three “jumps” and a...


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