Our History

Horses with Heart had a very humble beginning in 1993 when Vickie Stuart’s dream to provide individuals with disabilities the opportunity to participate in therapeutic and recreational horseback riding came true. She held riding sessions on weekends and during school breaks at the S Bar & J Ranch in Chino Valley. “Buddy”, a Quarter horse, was the first donated horse in the program.

In 1996, Trudy Chapman-Radley reorganized Horses with Heart, became its first Executive Director and became a PATH, Intl. (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship (formerly NARHA) Certified Instructor. Sessions were moved to the ranch on Cherry Circle in Dewey where more horses joined the program.

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Last year we had over 22,000 volunteer hours and used every one of them. Thank you for your support of our ongoing need for additional team members.


OPEN ARENA & TACK SALE! Saturdays, July 21, Aug. 18, 1-4 p.m.
Covered arena, open arena, round pen--Just $10 per horse & rider pair... plus great tack bargains. Get the details: ./Open Arena 2018.pdf
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3rd ANNUAL HAVE A HEART BARREL RACE/POLES Sunday, Sept. 30, Olsen's Arena, Chino Valley. WPRA-approved... $1,500 added!...everyone welcome, lots of free parking.

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