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 >>
Try these Quick Clicks to Find Out More About:
- Quantum Leap Farm's Founders' Circle
- Olivia's Barnyard Buddies Family Fun Day for Special Needs Kids
- Check Out Quantum Leap Farm's Blog
- Make a Donation
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'll be celebrating this gift with friends, supporters and the wonderful Azzarelli Builders on Saturday morning, April 26. Thank you again!
Quantum Leap Farm Joins the 5th Annual Cut for the Cure
Quantum Leap Farm hosts a second Cut for the Cure event--this time at our Farm in Odessa. Team Quantum Leap is pursuing our $15,000 goal to promote awareness and raise some much needed funds to battle this monster called cancer. Our friends will be shaving a few more heads to raise funds for the Pediatric Cancer Foundation and Quantum Leap Farm on April 26, from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. To see how our Team is doing--and to make a donation, click here.
Join Us for a High Heel Hunt to Benefit Quantum Leap Farm
High Hopes in High Heels is a charitable organization of professional women who are looking to do good in our community. This year they've selected Quantum Leap Farm as one of their benefitting charities. They're raising funds by having fun, sponsoring a Pub Crawl in Tampa's SOHO District on Saturday, May 10, from 4:00 to 9:00 p.m. The event includes great company, including Quantum Leap Farm therapeutic instructors and staff, raffle prizes, CA$H giveaway, team costume contest, scavenger hunt and extra credit for wearing red shoes! If you'd like to join us, you can find out more and register for the event here. Cheers!
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...
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 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, click here.