Forward Stride Blog

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...

We’re Still Open!

We’re Still Open!

Governor Kate Brown has mandated a 2 week statewide freeze for the state of Oregon. This freeze takes effect on November 18, 2020. Under these new restrictions, Forward Stride is able to continue operating as normal for all programming and clinical services.  We do...

Program and Herd Update!

Program and Herd Update!

*photo from Sept. 2019As we move into what looks to be a warm and beautiful summer, we want to update you on our program reopening as well as some changes in our herd! Read to the end to hear about our last scheduled drive-through day! Program Update Our Riding,...

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...