Forward Stride Blog

Announcing the Horse of the Year Race!

Announcing the Horse of the Year Race!

Help us crown the Forward Stride Horse of the Year 2019! In this exciting event, all of our program horses will be racing to the finish line. You can help your favorite horse race by donating to their page or by sharing it and spreading the word about Forward Stride....

Spring Herd Update

Spring Herd Update

After a long and distinguished career, we are announcing the retirement of therapy horse and former mounted police horse Olin. He served on the Portland Mounted Patrol for nine years and, upon their disbanding in 2017, he was given a second career with Forward Stride....

Results from the Giddyup Gala!

Results from the Giddyup Gala!

When I Ride a Horse, Nobody Sees My Disability We are grateful to our amazing community for helping to make the 2019 Giddyup Gala such a phenomenal event. It was great to see so many friends, old and new, and to see the outpouring of love and support for our programs...

Giddyup Gala Tickets On Sale Now!

Giddyup Gala Tickets On Sale Now!

You heard it here first! Tickets for our annual dinner and action, the Giddyup Gala, are on sale now! But hold onto your cowboy hats, we’ve got a screamin’ deal coming at you for this week only! To start the ticket sale for our Giddyup Gala right, we are offering an...

Wrapping Up the Year

Wrapping Up the Year

2018 has been an amazing year. We heard from Alex, Betty, Adorned in Grace, and sisters Lili & Ruby about the transformations they’ve experienced. Each came to the barn with a unique situation and their own set of goals. Now each is well on their way to...

Happy Holidays from Forward Stride

Happy Holidays from Forward Stride

Dear Forward Stride Community, As 2018 draws to a close, we are struck by all of the lasting changes Forward Stride is experiencing as an organization, and I am struck by the impact all of you have had on me, both professionally and personally. Taking on the role of...

Giving at Forward Stride

Giving at Forward Stride

This week the staff has been showing their appreciation for our volunteers. We call it “Thanks for Giving” week. We would not exist without our dedicated, generous, wonderful volunteers. Thank you for keeping our sessions running smoothly, caring for our herd, helping...

Announcing the 2019 Giddyup Gala!

Announcing the 2019 Giddyup Gala!

Save the Date! We are excited to announce the date for our annual dinner and auction, the Giddyup Gala! The evening of Saturday, March 9th At the Embassy Suites, Washington Square, Columbia River Ballroom. Each year our community comes together on this energetic night...

Come Have a Spooktacular Time With Us!

Come Have a Spooktacular Time With Us!

Harvest Party! We’re going to have a ghoulish good time at our Nightmare Before Christmas themed Harvest Party this year! Come join us on Sunday, November 4th from 10am - 2pm and enjoy… $5 Pony Rides through the Haunted Trail! This is the one time during the year we...