Welcome to Quantum Leap Farm
We help people of all ages and abilities grow strong, achieve
therapeutic 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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Quantum Leap Farm offers Family Fun Days for special groups including pediatric cancer patients, survivors and their families, military families, and special needs kids and their families. This video was created from a recent Olivia's Barnyard Buddies Family Fun Day for Special Needs Kids. Click the arrow to view. Thanks to the Florida Medical Clinic Foundation of Caring for their generous sponsorship of Olivia's Barnyard Buddies.
Give Day Brings Tampa Bay Together
Our Quantum Leap Farm Family turned out strong to support participants of our therapeutic equine programs on Give Day Tampa Bay. The Community Foundation of Tampa and Florida Next Foundation sponsored Give Day Tampa Bay to raise awareness and support for the Tampa Bay Area's local non-profits. Thanks to our donors, $11,280.00 was raised for Quantum Leap in a 24 hour period.
Thank you Azzarelli Builders!
Quantum Leap Farm thanks Azzarelli Builders for their donation of a beautiful and oh-so-necessary office building for QLF staff, board members, and guests to the Farm. The building includes a conference room and four offices which is a great improvement over the two room office we cobbled out of the Farm's original feed shed! We are so enjoying this fabulous space.
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...
Quantum Leap Farm Joins the 5th Annual Cut for the Cure
Quantum Leap Farm supporters raised $11,301 for the Pediatric Cancer Foundation and Quantum Leap Farm pediatric cancer program during this year's Cut for the Cure. QLF Development Director, Sue Levitt, and CEO, Patricia Fried, receive the generous check from Nancy Crane. Here's a video featuring this year's heroes--and to make a donation, click here.
New York Yankees Tampa Foundation
Honors Quantum Leap Farm During HOPE Week
The New York Yankees paid tribute to Quantum Leap Farm during their sixth consecutive HOPE Week (Helping Others Persevere & Excel). Members of the Quantum Leap Family gathered together at Steinbrenner Field for a festive afternoon. Jenny Steinbrenner Swindel welcomed Quantum Leap Farm participant Christos to the event. The New York Yankees Tampa Foundation capped the event with a $10,000 check to help underwrite participation in our therapeutic equine programs.
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!
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, Contact Us.