Forward Stride Blog

Tickets On Sale Now!

Tickets On Sale Now!

The Giddyup Gala is coming to YOUR living room on Saturday, May 15th at 6pm! Are you ready? Don’t delay, get your tickets today! The 2021 Giddyup Gala is coming to you live with a bit of a twist this year. As we continue to navigate ways to keep our community safe,...

Coloring Contest Winners

Coloring Contest Winners

We are thrilled to announce our 2021 Forward Stride Coloring Contest Winners! We had so many GREAT entries - it was hard a very hard choice! Thank you to all the participants! DRUM ROLL......... Winner of the kids category: Luci E. - 10 years oldWinner of the adult...

Spring Herd Update

News from the HerdHello and Happy Saturday! We have some herd updates to share with you! First off, we have some new faces around the barn. Please welcome Storm and Cici! Storm, the black mare pictured on the left, is a 7-year old Drum Horse owned by staff members...

Saying Farewell to Kristin

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

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!

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

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

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...