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HOME FOR STRIDES

Capital Campaign

P: 509-492-8000 ext 3

Mailing Address:

Strides Therapeutic Horsemanship Center

5426 N Rd 68 Suite D #204

Pasco, WA 99301

Strides is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.

A capital campaign to secure a permanent home for Strides Therapeutic Horsemanship Center changing the lives of kids and adults with special needs, at risk youth and wounded veterans through the healing power of the horse.

Strides was established in Tri-Cities, WA June 2006. Because we rent our facilities, we have had to move several times. We are at capacity at our current facility and want to future-proof our organization through buying our permanent home.

facility needs

  • 5 to 10 acres

  • Modest residence for caretaker

  • A shop and / or barn

  • Indoor arena

  • Outdoor arena

  • Therapy room

  • Obstacle Course

  • Within 10 miles of Tri-Cities, WA

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STRATEGIC PLAN

2022

Increase HORSES & HEROES program to 10 riders
Add 30 riders to ADAPTIVE RIDING program
Build “A Visit with HOPE” outreach programs for SENIORS

Build “Education Days at Strides” educational field trips to school age children, contracted with TriCities, WA school districts

2023

Continue growth at rate of 2 riders per session. Hire two part time riding instructors to handle program expansion.

2024

Maintain programs and focus on final year of Capital Campaign

2025

Maintain existing program: focus on locating new facility and moving in

2026

Expand hours of operation and explore new programs in areas currently underserved (Mental health, PTSD, Anxiety, Drug Rehabilitation program, Cancer treatment and survivor and sex-trafficking survivors)

campaign Goals

  • Raise $250,000 by December 2022

  • Raise $600,000 by December 2024

  • Raise $750,000 by December 2025

DONATE NOW

As our campaign gets underway we invite you to schedule an appointment to discuss naming rights, donations and to come witness our sessions in person.

CALL TORI at 509-492-8000 ext 0 or email Gift@StridesTC.org

COMMON QUESTIONS

How will Strides pay for maintenance of the facility after the capital campaign has been concluded?

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Through growth of our programs we will increase revenue, continue and expand our major fundraisers (Masquerade Gala & Golf Scramble) per year that currently comprise % of our operating budget and grant money.

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OUR MISSION

"unlocking human potential by harnessing the power of a horse"

THE STRIDES IMPACT

From 2006 to 2021 Strides has grown from # riders to # riders.

Per program, this breaks down to:

  • 12 Veterans (this number will rise to over 30 in 2018)

  • 55 At Risk Youth

  • 81 Kids in the Educational Horse Camp Program in partnership with KUA Charter School

  • 234 Special needs/disabled kids and adults

This computes to 3299 hours of service provided in 2021.

Equine-assisted activities and therapies are gaining more attention as beneficial therapy options for people with physical, developmental, and emotional difficulties. Horses can perceive minute changes in people through body language, tone of voice, and even biochemistry.

http://health.allwomenstalk.com/facts-about-equine- assisted-activities-and-therapies

A study done called “Effectiveness of Therapeutic Riding on Social Skills of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder” published in the Journal of Education and Learning concluded that horseback riding improves the social skills of children with autism spectrum disorder significantly.