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:
- 13th Annual Quantum Leap Farm Charity Invitational Golf Tournament a Triumph!
- Special Needs Kids and Families Family Fun Day on Saturday, November 9
- Making a Donation
- Check Out Our Blog
Mark Lalli Donates $50,000 Tampa Bay Lightning Community Hero Award to Quantum Leap
On October 10, Mark Lalli was honored by the Tampa Bay Lightning for his service to our community. It was a thrilling evening for Mark, his admirers and for all the Tampa Bay Lightning fans in the stadium and those watching on television. Mark then donated the Lightning's generous gift to the charity of his choice--Quantum Leap Farm. You can see the Lightning's beautiful tribute to Mark here. To find out more about Mark's service to Quantum Leap Farm and his community, click here.
Special Needs Kids and Their Families Come To the Farm for a Family Fun Day
On Saturday, November 9, Quantum Leap Farm welcomes a special group of kids and their families to Olivia's Barnyard Buddies Family Fun Day, underwritten by the Florida Medical Clinic Foundation of Caring.
There will be pony rides for the kids, a delicious lunch cooked up by volunteers in our new state of the art outdoor kitchen (see the story below for more on that), pony painting, arts and crafts and games galore. Thanks for the volunteers who make it happen, including a great team from our partner, FMC Foundation of Caring. To find out more about special needs kids at Quantum Leap Farm, Contact Us.
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!
We're Holding Out for a Hero!
Once again, Edie Dopking, Founder and Director of Operations of Quantum Leap Farm, has been singled out as a hero in our midst. Jen Epstein from Channel 13 came out to the Farm to interview Edie for their Hometown Hero series. Edie talked about her vision that led her to create Quantum Leap Farm and her plans and dreams for the future.
Freedom Ride Poker Run Raised $5,000 for Quantum Leap Farm
Generous riders showed up on Saturday, September 28, to travel to 5 different stopson the Quantum Leap Farm Freedom Ride Poker Run. Destinations were manned by Quantum Leap Farm staff and volunteers and the Tampa Bay Lightning Girls.
By the end of the day at Quaker Steak and Lube in Pinellas Park, $5,000.00 had been raised for scholarships for Quantum Leap Farm participants. Prizes were awarded and everyone enjoyed a concert by the Greg Billings Band. Thanks go out to the Fran Haasch Law Group for sponsoring the Quantum Leap Farm Freedom Ride Poker Run. Special thanks go out to Christ Owen for all her work on this fundraiser. For more information, contact email@example.com.
Sue Levitt is Quantum Leap Farm's New Development Director
We are happy to introduce Quantum Leap Farm’s new (and first ever!) Development Director--Sue Levitt. We pursued this consummate fundraising professional with over 20 years of experience until she said yes. Sue came to the Farm and didn’t blink an eye when she switched her silks for Wellington boots. She is passionate about Quantum Leap and we’re pretty crazy about her. Together, we feel the sky is the limit! Find out more...
duPont Registry and Advertisers Build Quantum Leap Farm An Outdoor Kitchen
No more rolling Edie Dopking’s grill down from her house for a Family Fun Day. No more running to the grocery store for another bag of ice during a QLF fundraiser. No more cramming leftovers in the Tack Room fridge after a weekend At EASE retreat. No more struggling to cook surrounded by milling crowds and Edie’s black lab, Buddy. Why? Because duPont Registry invited their advertisers to donate and build a state of the art outdoor kitchen on Quantum Leap’s Equine Therapy Arena patio. Find out more...
Camp Quantum Leap Was a Blast!
Kids of all abilities got together for a memorable summer camp in June at Quantum Leap Farm. Miss Jenna, Miss Carrie and Miss Edie were helped out by some great volunteers as our campers rode our therapy horses, played games, learned about all things equine (even cleaning stalls!) and had a fabulous time doing it! Read more...
Row for Riders Makes Quantum Leap Farm Proud With Extraordinary Effort!
Brother and sister rowing team, Matt and Shannon Casey, alternated hours to row 21 continuous hours in a fundraising effort for Quantum Leap Farm. They began on Wednesday, May 15, at 11:00 a.m., rowing through the hot afternoon sun and heat on busy Tampa Street, and continuing through the night, ending around 8:30 a.m. Thursday morning!
Throughout Wednesday they were surrounded by scores of friends, Quantum Leap Farm staff, donors and volunteers, and most importantly, their Mom and Dad. Shannon and Matt's Father, Tom Casey, stayed with them through the watches of the night.
Funds came in from friends who were there to cheer them on, donors online, as well as charitable Tampa citizens who passed by Shannon and Casey during their busy work day and made a generous, spontaneous donation. You can continue to support their heroic effort to help Quantum Leap Farm by donating now. Click Make a Donation at the top of this page, then go to One Time Donation, and don't forget to tag your donation as Row for Riders.
The University of South Florida's Katy Hennig was on hand to interview and film the pair before they started. Click here to see her video. For additional information Row for Riders, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Team Quantum Leap Shave Day for Cut for the Cure Enlightening
On Wednesday, April 3, Team Quantum Leap shaved heads, manes and forelocks at 4th Annual Bright House Networks Cut for a Cure Charity Challenge presented by Carrabba’s Italian Grill benefiting the Pediatric Cancer Foundation, Quantum Leap Farm and other nonprofits.
Our Team has raised almost $5,000 for pediatric cancer programs at Quantum Leap and the Pediatric Cancer Foundation, as well as bringing awareness to a terrible disease that afflicts so many children. Each year, over 160,000 children are diagnosed with cancer worldwide. In the United States, childhood cancer is the number one disease killer of children. Based on these statistics, we felt like we had to do something to raise awareness for those precious children battling cancer. The Pediatric Cancer Foundation is dedicated to funding research to eliminate childhood cancer. Its focus is to fund research to find less toxic, more targeted therapies by partnering with leading hospitals nationwide.
The Fifth Annual Founders' Circle Celebration Raises Funds for Participants
On Saturday, March 16, Quantum Leap Farm's Founders' Circle Celebration welcomed major donors. The evening, dedicated to a special group of supporters who are making sure that Quantum Leap Farm continues to grow far into the future, featured tours of Quantum Leap, music by The Ocean Road Band, delicious barbeque cooked up by our Texas friends, the Sudwischers, and stirring presentations from Quantum Leap participants and their families. Our good friend, Patrick Bienvenu, worked throughout the evening, creating a video for the Farm and Cougars of Florida presented Founder Edie Dopking with a check for $7,000.00. The weather was kind, the horses got an extra helping of carrots and a good time was had by all.
To become a Founders' Circle Member or for more information, please contact Mary Diana at (813) 920-9250 or through email at email@example.com.
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.