The Equest Women's Auxiliary (WAUX) was founded in 1986 by Louise Griffeth with the purpose of supporting and promoting Equest. WAUX operates as a separate entity, with their own bylaws, board of directors, and bank accounts, but are subject to Equest's policies and bylaws as well.
What began as a small group of women with good intentions of providing support to Equest has grown into an Auxiliary with a membership of over 250 women, and a signature event that in the last few years in particular, has surpassed its prior year event total by double digits. Each October, the Women's Auxiliary Luncheon and Style Show is chaired by a prominent leader in the Dallas community. In 2000, the board of the Equest Women's Auxiliary, in honor of its founder who has championed the cause of Equest since its inception, created the Louise Griffeth Award for Community Service. This award recognizes an individual for their vision, commitment and leadership in the community.
Statistics: Equest provides therapeutic sports riding classes and Hippotherapy to over 150 clients every week. After being the first therapeutic riding program in Texas founded in 1981, we have become one of the largest non-profit therapeutic riding centers in the state. We serve children and adults with all types of physical, cognitive and emotional disabilities.
History: Equest Therapeutic Horsemanship was founded in 1981 and was the first therapeutic riding center in Texas for children and adults with all types of disabilities and learning differences. Our program quickly became an industry leader in equine assisted therapy; building a solid base in the North Texas community serving thousands of clients with our unique therapy tools ~ our horses!