Greetings from Equest!
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 planning the first stage of reopening limited programming, including therapeutic riding, hippotherapy (O.T./ P.T.), equine assisted learning, and counseling this summer and into the fall. Equest’s mental health counselors are currently providing in-person and tele-health counseling to clients.
Traditional therapeutic programming: Amanda Fastle at firstname.lastname@example.org
Counseling: Leslie West at email@example.com
Hooves for Heroes veterans program: Joan Cutler at firstname.lastname@example.org
There is currently a limited client enrollment due to social distancing considerations. The necessary volunteer slots will be filled by Equest instructors and others as needed by request from the instructor staff.
All trained, experienced volunteers on premises must be pre-approved and pre-scheduled in limited numbers by the Director of Volunteer Services for each time they come. 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.
Please stay tuned for future opportunities when we are able to welcome more volunteers.
Volunteer training is scheduled for August 15th, 22nd & 29th 2020. Sign up here
In order to keep trainings within social distance guidelines, we have added a third training date: August 29th.
North Texas Giving Day
Equest will be virtually participating in North Texas Giving Day on Thursday, September 17. You can schedule your gift now or on September 17th between 6 a.m. and midnight. Click here for information
Due to COVID-19, the WAUX Luncheon & Style Show has been canceled for 2020.
Ridefest is our annual fundraiser created by our clients and volunteers for the benefit of our amazing Equest horses. Ridefest is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, October 24, 2020.
Please feel free to contact us at email@example.com with any questions or concerns you may have. Your well-being and safety are paramount to all of us.