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.

Join us for our Annual Children’s Demonstration and Fun Day

Thank You to our Silent Auction Donors

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

COVID-19 Updates – Updated May 2023

Masks are now optional for all students.

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.

If you are showing symptoms of Covid (or a cold or flu), have tested positive for Covid, or have been exposed to someone positive for Covid, you may not return to lessons or volunteering until you/child:

  • are at least 5 days past onset of symptoms/exposure (onset of symptoms counts as day zero)
  • mild symptoms have resolved or are improving
  • have been fever free for at least 24 hours (without use of a fever reducing medication)

Please see the CDC and LA County Department of Health recommendations regarding exposure and isolation and for more details.

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

Thank you for your cooperation.

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.

  • 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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