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.



NEW Horses with Heart website!


This site will be taken down soon, so bookmark and visit our new online home often: www.HorsesWithHeartaz.org

Easier to navigate and find the news and events you want to know about.



You have a date to be honored: Jan. 19 You’re the guest of honor at the annual Volunteer & Donor Appreciation Potluck. Join us Saturday, Jan. 19, at 11:30 a.m. at the First Southern Baptist Church in Chino Valley (north of HwH on Hwy. 89; brick church on the left). The theme, “Stepping up to the Challenge,” reflects looking ahead to the future at Horses with Heart.

Bowl-A-Thon is coming Feb. 16! It's our biggest fundraiser of the year, and you can be part of it. Put together a team (or we'll help), collect pledges, donate goodies, win prizes! For all the details, click here. 
Hurry--Registration closes Jan. 25For a Registration Packet, click here.  
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