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Everyone deserves the chance to fly.

Stirrup Hope is the annual fundraising gala for Quantum Leap Farm’s equine-assisted therapy programs. This year’s event was held on Saturday, March 4th under a glowing Florida sunset. We had over 390 guests in Quantum’s riding arena this year!

Highlights of the evening included a hot air balloon, an appearance by Elphaba, a photo booth with Barron in his wicked hat, a delicious dinner, and a beautiful program, including moving testimonials from Quantum Leap Farm participants. 

This year’s theme was based on the broadway musical “Wicked”. Everyone needs friends who accept, love and see them for who they really are. At Quantum, our dedicated staff, volunteers, and especially our generous donors are those friends that believe in our courageous therapy participants. We empower our military service-members, veterans, and special needs children and adults to Defy Gravity!

Because of the Tampa Bay community’s generosity, we at Quantum Leap Farm can continue our mission to improve quality of life and inspire personal growth through equine-assisted therapy. Thank you to all of our sponsors, donors, volunteers and staff members for making this year’s Stirrup Hope a wicked success!

We are so thankful for the support of our community!


For more information on next year’s Stirrup Hope event, contact:
Emily Westfall
Development Director | 813-920-9250 ext. 206

Did you miss the event? You can watch it here!

Or you can watch and share your favorites here!

Photo Gallery

View all Stirrup Hope 2023 photos on our Facebook page.

Photos by Sandi Santos Photography

Thank You Generous Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor:

High Point Champion Sponsor:

MicroLumen, Inc.

Grand Champion Sponsors:

Bloomin’ Brands

Patricia & Brad Douglas

Jennilee Wagner

Simon Canasi

Cinda & Duane Erbaugh

Reserve Champion Sponsors:

Lisa & Mac Barrow

The Lalli Family

Tampa Bay Trust

Edie & Al Dopking

Jolene & Randy Loos

Tom & Kathy Shannon

Suncoast Equity Management

Susan Martinez

Intermeidiare Champion Sponsors:

Eileen & Greg Pater
Lou Phillips Painting
Addessi Financial Partners
Jamie & Brent Jones
Jackie & Lee Martino

Bank of Tampa
PAW Materials
Jack Bentley
Trickey Jennus
PAR, Inc.

Lara & Joe Caruso
Hieronymus Foundation
Bill Crowder
Nettie Thomson
Roberta Skinner

Jacob’s Touch Foundation
Jane & Jerry Ford
Anton Garcia Law
Prida, Guida, Perez & Co

People’s Choice Champion Sponsors:

Arlene Grout
Friend of Quantum Leap
Tiffany & Shane Kelley
Nancy & Anthony Weiss

Janice Mason
CB Home Services
Colleen & George Crutchfield

Kimmie Fine Sales
Kimmie, Howie & Jake Fine
Brad Johnson

Daniel Martino
Deborah & Mark Rosenthal
Patty Washington