Dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for children and adults with diverse needs.


Equest's Mission

To enhance the quality of life for children and adults with diverse needs using 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. 




The Facts

100 percent of clients reporting have experienced improvement since starting the program.


cost per client per year

86 percent

of all civilan client program costs subsidized by Equest


100 percent

of all veterans program costs subsidized by Equest

Over 1,200

number of individuals Equest has reached


“Then I came to Equest. I connected spiritually with these horses and this helped my heart and soul heal.”


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Our Story

Founded in 1981, Equest Therapeutic Horsemanship was the first therapeutic riding center in Texas. Our program quickly became an industry leader, building a solid base in the North Texas community serving thousands of clients with our unique therapy partners - our horses! 

Equest provides equine facilitated activities, therapies, and counseling to children and adults with physical, cognitive, sensory, coping, social, and learning disabilities and veterans with adjustment challenges. The services provided include physical and occupational therapy, equine facilitated counseling, therapeutic carriage driving, therapeutic horsemanship, and competition. 

Equest was the first PATH International Premier Accredited Center in Texas, and remains one of the largest in the country. Equest offers an engaging volunteer program that provides 40,000 hours of direct program service opportunities each year. Equest was named “2015 Non-Profit of the Year” by CNM Connect.

When Equest began more than 36 years ago, we had five riders, two horses, one instructor and 10 volunteers. We have certainly expanded since 1981. Equest now boasts 33 therapy horses, 10 instructors, four therapists, two counselors, and more than 400 volunteers; lives are changed on a daily basis for more than 1,200 clients and 1,000 community students served annually.

In May of 2017 Equest consolidated to the Texas Horse Park just south of Dallas. Texas Horse Park, a city-owned 304-acre site located in the heart of the Great Trinity Forest, is just eight miles from Downtown Dallas. Equest at Texas Horse Park currently has 38 stalls, a covered arena, outdoor arena, and 6,000-square feet of administration and therapy space. It is also home to Hooves for Heroes, one of the fastest-growing services at Equest, which empowers veterans, first responders, and military families to take charge of their civilian transition, and assume new roles as community leaders through equine activities and therapies.


Thank you to our generous Boots & Salutes sponsors!


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Our Office


Equest Therapeutic Horsemanship at Texas Horse Park

811 Pemberton Hill Road, Building 4
Dallas, TX 75217


Contact Us

Equest Therapeutic Horsemanship is located at the Texas Horse Park.

Starting June 1, 2017, Equest will consolidate to the Texas Horse Park location. Note: The previously used Wylie mailing address will no longer be valid.

Mailing Address

PO Box 171779

Dallas, TX 75217

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