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.

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Craig and SonicEvery 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's Maria Mangicaro Wins Community Champion


Maria Mangicaro

At Quantum Leap Maria Mangicaro is known best for her excellent QLF blog, The Quantum Leap Times, where she captures the daily life of our therapeutic equine center through pictures and stories.  Maria is also a familiar face volunteering at our Family Fun Days and representing the Farm at events throughout the Tampa Bay Area.   

Now Maria has been cited for her community involvement and volunteerism by her employer, Target.   She has won a Best in the Community – Community Champion -- and will be going to Memphis to tour St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and Target House.  Laysha Ward, President of Target’s Community Relations said to Maria, “It’s leaders like you who inspire me and others to get involved in our communities. Thank you for your commitment and service, and congratulations on this well-deserved honor.”  Join us in congratulating Maria on her Community Champion Award!


Steve Otto


Tampa Tribune's Steve Otto Says "Good Things Happen Here"

Steve Otto, long-time columnist for the Tampa Tribune, visited Quantum Leap Farm to see what the buzz is all about. The veteran newsman trekked across the Farm in the company of Development Director, Sue Levitt, Founder, Edie Dopking, and Board Member Bill Crowder.  Read his article here on the Tampa Tribune website.   And Steve...come back anytime!



Azzarelli FamilyThank you Azzarelli Builders!

Azzarelli Builders Logo

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.  Thank you to the Azzarelli Family.  What a gift!



Family Fun Days for Special Needs Kids

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. 

Fla Med Clinic FOC




Susan and Jenna
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...  



Jenny and Christos
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.