Welcome to Quantum Leap Farm
We help people of all ages and abilities grow strong, achieve goals
and overcome challenges by engaging them with horses.
Every horseman knows the relationship with a horse is special. But for those who are recovering from injury or who live with mental or physical disability, this relationship can open the door to new realms of possibility. Horse and human become partners in a therapeutic relationship which offers the opportunity to explore abilities rather than disabilities. Participants learn to be at ease, rather than dis-eased.
Quantum Leap Farm, a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization founded in 2000, is nationally recognized equestrian program serving injured and disabled civilian adults and children, as well as military service members and their families. We are able to provide these services only through the generous support of our local community and individuals like you. Thank you for taking time to explore our website. We invite you to join our family of friends and supporters: help us and our beautiful, gentle horses assist our clients on their journey to wellness. Read more about Quantum Leap Farm >>
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- Founders' Circle Celebration March 22
- MaKayla's Hands on Horses Family Fun Day for Pediatric Cancer Coming Up
- Check Out Quantum Leap Farm's Blog
- Make a Donation
Thank You Fifth Third Bank!
Fifth Third Bank has been a friend of Quantum Leap Farm for over 5 years. The Fifth Third group in Odessa has honored their organization’s national mission of community support in their service to Quantum Leap. Our Fifth Third friends provide valuable financial support, come out to the Farm to volunteer, underwrite popcorn and cotton candy machines for Family Fun Days—and always with a smile.
Quantum Leap Farm and our participants thank Fifth Third Bank and especially our local branch located at 17751 Gunn Highway in Odessa.
Alexis Lopez Joins Quantum Leap Farm Staff
Alexis Lopez, after interning, volunteering and then working part-time at Quantum Leap Farm, has become a full-time member of the staff. She joins us as Operations Director and Therapeutic Instructor. Those titles only hint at the talents Alexis is bringing to Quantum Leap. She has a versatile set of attributes which include experience with Information Technology, Safety Procedures and Protocols, Ergonomic Assessments, Organizational Strategies, and Event Management. Plus the horses and participants love her! Find out more about Alexis...
Gasparilla Pirate Fest -- A Good Fundraiser for Quantum Leap
Once again, Quantum Leap Farm was chosen as a benefitting charity for the Gasparilla Pirate Fest. On Saturday, January 25, over 30 volunteers served beverages to hundreds of Parade attendees who became Quantum Leap Farm supporters! Our beverage station along the parade route was on the corner of Bayshore Boulevard and Howard Avenue--just down from Bern's Steak House. Thank you all for stopping by, and thank you again, Gasparilla Pirate Fest, for choosing Quantum Leap Farm!
Portrait of a Rider
My name is Susan and I've been participating in Quantum Leap Farm's therapeutic horseback riding program for several years now. I've had Rheumatoid Arthritis since I was seven years old and even though I started riding as a teenager, I've never ridden at any barn quite like Quantum Leap. Apart from the beautiful facilities, the first thing that strikes you is the caring and generosity of the people who serve there. They work with your abilities and deficits to custom fit a program to your specific needs. I've reaped the benefits of their program in many different ways. Physically I have developed more strength in my core muscles and legs, as well as increased the range of motion in my shoulders. Mentally there has been nothing better for my state of mind than being outdoors on a horse. Read More...
Easel Aid Supports Quantum Leap Farm
Just when we think we've run out of innovative way to fundraise to support participation for challenged children and adults at our therapeutic equine center, someone comes up with another clever idea. Easel Aid offers high quality framed moments in sports and entertainment, and a portion of each auction and sale goes to charity.
Easel Aid has chosen Quantum Leap Farm as one of its local charities and our great friends at Buffalo Wild Wings are providing the site for the auctions. Check out Easel Aid here to see their offerings, then hustle over to a Buffalo Wild Wings near you in the greater Tampa Bay Area to make your pick. Generous donations from your purchases at Easel Aid sales are helping individuals and families participate in Quantum Leap’s unique and effective therapeutic equine programs right now. That’s what we call great organizations coming together for a great cause! Thank you for picking us, Easel Aid.
Mark Lalli Donates $50,000 Tampa Bay Lightning Community Hero Award to Quantum Leap
On October 10, Mark Lalli was honored by the Tampa Bay Lightning for his service to our community. It was a thrilling evening for Mark, his admirers and for all the Tampa Bay Lightning fans in the stadium and those watching on television. Mark then donated the Lightning's generous gift to the charity of his choice--Quantum Leap Farm. You can see the Lightning's beautiful tribute to Mark here. To find out more about Mark's service to Quantum Leap Farm and his community, click here.
Quantum Leap Farm Thanks the Disabled American Veteran's Charitable Service Trust
The DAV has been supporting veterans and Quantum Leap Farm's programs for veterans for many years. Once again, the DAV is underwriting services to veterans including therapeutic riding, kinesthetic therapy, carriage driving, At EASE, and Family Fun Days. Thank you Disabled American Veteran's Charitable Service Trust for your latest grant to Quantum Leap Farm!
We're Holding Out for a Hero!
Once again, Edie Dopking, Founder and Director of Operations of Quantum Leap Farm, has been singled out as a hero in our midst. Jen Epstein from Channel 13 came out to the Farm to interview Edie for their Hometown Hero series. Edie talked about her vision that led her to create Quantum Leap Farm and her plans and dreams for the future.
Freedom Ride Poker Run Raised $5,000 for Quantum Leap Farm
Generous riders showed up on Saturday, September 28, to travel to 5 different stopson the Quantum Leap Farm Freedom Ride Poker Run. Destinations were manned by Quantum Leap Farm staff and volunteers and the Tampa Bay Lightning Girls.
By the end of the day at Quaker Steak and Lube in Pinellas Park, $5,000.00 had been raised for scholarships for Quantum Leap Farm participants. Prizes were awarded and everyone enjoyed a concert by the Greg Billings Band. Thanks go out to the Fran Haasch Law Group for sponsoring the Quantum Leap Farm Freedom Ride Poker Run. Special thanks go out to Christ Owen for all her work on this fundraiser. For more information, contact email@example.com.
Letter from a Mom
"We want to share why we love Makayla's Hands on Horses and Quantum Leap Farm. Our daughter was diagnosed at 3 with a rare cancer and is now in remission at age 5. Since May we have visited the Farm quite a few times. We live in Lakeland, so it is a trek, but worth every mile. To see her face light up when I tell her we are going is just the best feeling in the world. It is a safe haven for her and her brothers. It is just amazing to see them laugh together and do something where they are on equal ground. Having a place like this to go and spend quality time together where our daughter is not singled out because of her issues is incredible and almost impossible to put into words. She tells everyone that she has a special Farm where all her family and cancer friends can go and have fun. For us, that is the best reason to continue this wonderful program. God bless you all!"
To find our more about MaKayla's Hands on Horses Program for pediatric cancer at Quantum Leap Farm, click here.
Row for Riders Makes Quantum Leap Farm Proud With Extraordinary Effort!
Brother and sister rowing team, Matt and Shannon Casey, alternated hours to row 21 continuous hours in a fundraising effort for Quantum Leap Farm. They began on Wednesday, May 15, at 11:00 a.m., rowing through the hot afternoon sun and heat on busy Tampa Street, and continuing through the night, ending around 8:30 a.m. Thursday morning!
Throughout Wednesday they were surrounded by scores of friends, Quantum Leap Farm staff, donors and volunteers, and most importantly, their Mom and Dad. Shannon and Matt's Father, Tom Casey, stayed with them through the watches of the night.
Funds came in from friends who were there to cheer them on, donors online, as well as charitable Tampa citizens who passed by Shannon and Casey during their busy work day and made a generous, spontaneous donation. You can continue to support their heroic effort to help Quantum Leap Farm by donating now. Click Make a Donation at the top of this page, then go to One Time Donation, and don't forget to tag your donation as Row for Riders.
The University of South Florida's Katy Hennig was on hand to interview and film the pair before they started. Click here to see her video. For additional information Row for Riders, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.