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Equest is 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 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. 




The Facts

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

100 percent

of all veterans program costs subsidized by Equest

13 percent

of Equest clients utilizing full or partial scholarships for services


number of therapy and counseling clients served weekly


cost per client per year

86 percent

of all civilian client program costs subsidized by Equest

over 2,000

number of individuals Equest reaches annually

over 400

number of trained volunteers annually at Equest


number of Equest therapy horses


Equest’s Hooves for Heroes Signature Sponsor 2018-20

The Joe M. & Doris R. Dealey Family Foundation

Equest Equipment Sponsor 2019-20

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“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 37 years ago, we had five riders, two horses, one instructor and 10 volunteers. We have certainly expanded since 1981. Equest now boasts 30 therapy horses, 10 instructors, three therapists, one counselor, and more than 400 volunteers; lives are changed on a daily basis for more than 2,000 clients 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 within the community through equine activities and therapies.


Meet the Equest Therapy Herd

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Equest Therapeutic Horsemanship at the Texas Horse Park

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811 Pemberton Hill Road, Building 4
Dallas, Texas 75217

Mail us

PO Box 171779
Dallas, Texas 75217

Phone us

Direct line (972) 412-1099
Client cancellation line (972) 449-1299

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