To enhance the quality of life for children and adults with diverse needs by partnering with horses to bring hope and healing through equine assisted activities and therapies.
Equest is a 501 (c) (3) public charity, IRS Tax ID 75-1823701. All donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law. Our organization is not a United Way Agency. We are dependent upon charitable gifts and grants to support our programs.
Upcoming Equest Events
Join friends of Equest at Summer Hill Farms on Friday, December 7, 2018 for a holiday party hosted by Laura Hightower and Bill & Lezlie Noble benefiting Equest Therapeutic Horsemanship!
The Equest fall semester runs Friday, September 7 to Saturday, December 8, 2018.
Join us on Saturday, December 15 for Jingle & Mingle, Equest’s Holiday Party at the Texas Horse Park!
Please note that the Equest office will be closed on Monday, December 24 and Tuesday, December 25 in observance of Christmas.
We are hosting the Mental Health First Aid - Youth Module training course on Friday, January 11, 2019.
The next Instructor Training Course is scheduled for January 18 - March 11, 2019. Application deadline for the January course is December 1, 2018.
Join us for volunteer training on either Saturday, January 19 or Saturday, January 26 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. You must attend one training session to be an Equest volunteer.
Equest in the News
While depression is certainly a common culprit (especially in kids ages 12-14), attention-deficit disorder is also a major contributor to mental health issues in children under 11, says Susannah Denney.
Despite the collective apathy our nation showed veterans of the Vietnam War — or perhaps because of it — we have invested a great deal of energy and money to support the latest generation of veterans as they struggle to write new chapters in civilian life.
Leading the charge for the look of the night of babes, bids and booze were Event Co-Chairs Susan and Jon Farrier and Honorary Co-Chairs Sue and Ben Casey.
Dr. Burress explained that therapeutic riding activates pathways in the brain around the parts with Parkinson's Disease.
By three months old, Bliss had started all kinds of therapies. By age two, she was riding her first horse at Equest.
Working with animals can be healing for people like Brendan Pritchard.
Just like The Great Gatsby himself, Equest threw an unforgettable affair for close to 500 guests last Friday, April 20, at Deep Ellum’s historic Bomb Factory. Honorary Co-Chairs Sue and Ben Casey and Co-Chairs Susan and Jon Farrier led the exciting modern speakeasy-inspired Equest After Dark Gala to celebrate the achievements of Equest’s remarkable 37-year history of enhancing the quality of life for children and adults with diverse needs through the human-horse connection.
Equest Mini Ambassadors appear on WFAA to discuss the Equest After Dark Gala.
We partnered with Ram Trucks Ram Nation a couple of weeks ago to help with facility and trail improvements.
Thank you to EQyss Grooming Products for proudly supporting the Equest Therapy Herd.