Ride. Smile. Grow.

AHEAD With Horses is devoted to improving the quality of life of disabled, disadvantaged, and special needs children through equine therapy using vaulting also known as gymnastics on a horse. Whether it’s seeing a smile from an otherwise “non-responsive” child, or watching someone taking their first steps, the hundreds of children we serve each year regularly hit major physical, mental, and emotional milestones—gifts that last a lifetime.

COVID-19 Updates – 6.30.2021

AWH is slowly reopening utilizing a phased approach in accordance with California guidelines. We will be operating in Phase 7 until further notice. For specific details please refer to the following reopening plan.

You can also view more details about our re-opening plan here.

If you believe your child is ready to return to lessons or you have already coordinated your return with our staff, please complete the following risk assessment form and email it to aheadwithhorses@yahoo.com. An AWH staffer will review and reach out to you regarding next steps.

Fun Day 2021

June 12, 2021

While the 40th Annual Children’s Demonstration and Fun Day might look a little different this year, we’re thrilled to be able to host it in a virtual, safe way for our children to showcase their riding skills and achievements. At this year’s event we will have entertainment by singers and dancers throughout, brand new AWH t-shirts for sale, as well as some words from our Leadership.

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  • To see my little boy standing with confidence on top on a moving horse…is to witness a small miracle.

    Ron O., Parent

  • I love working with the horses and seeing the great progress children make week after week.

    Kathleen, Volunteer

  • You can’t watch these kids without knowing you have to help, somehow.

    William Shatner, Actor and CEO, Hollywood Horse Show

  • Adam can now walk with assistance and sit straight…you can’t get this therapy anywhere else!

    Beth M., Parent

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