COVID-19 Updates


Greetings from Equest!


Equest is committed to making the safety of its employees, members, and guests an utmost priority. All COVID-19 safety measures and protocols based on CDC and the City of Dallas are being followed.

As we continue to monitor the recommendations of the CDC and the City of Dallas, we have made the following decisions about upcoming programs and events:



In consideration for the health and safety of our clients, volunteers, and staff, we are carefully offering regular programming, including therapeutic riding, hippotherapy (O.T./ P.T.), equine assisted learning, and counseling this year. Equest’s mental health counselors are currently providing in-person and tele-health counseling to clients. 

Program Contacts:

Traditional therapeutic programming: Amanda Fastle at

Counseling: Courtney Utter at

Hooves for Heroes veterans program: Joan Cutler at



All trained, experienced volunteers on premises must be pre-approved and pre-scheduled by the Director of Volunteer Services. They must have their updated signed release on file, the COVID specific liability release form signed and on file and review the COVID protocol form. They must follow mask and hand washing protocols, and must maintain social distancing.


Volunteer trainings are held prior to each session: Fall, Spring, and Summer. Sign up here

Visitors: Please contact Equest at to schedule a tour, visit, or plan a volunteer project.