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 – Effective April 2022

ALL Volunteers & Staff MUST be FULLY VACCINATED.

Masks MUST be worn by ALL students, who are NOT vaccinated.

Students who are fully vaccinated (at least two weeks past their final shot)
have the option of not wearing a mask.
(Though masks are still recommended.)

ALL instructors, leaders and spotters ARE REQUIRED to wear a mask during lessons.
Please make sure it is well-fitting; A medical grade mask is encouraged.

The health of all of our students, families, volunteers and friends is most important.
Thank you

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 info@awhla.org. An AWH staffer will review and reach out to you regarding next steps.


Currently our schedule is full, but if you want to put your
child on the wait list please complete the intake form.

  • 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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