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
Improve your mounting skills by adding techniques to your tool box for riders that need more assistance- learn body mechanics for assisting riders during mounting and dismounting. Hands-on practice for all participants.
Learn about different types of movement provided by our equines and how this movement affects our riders while mounted. Address posture and alignment of individuals with varied disabilities and learn how to encourage neutral pelvis and shoulder-hip-heel alignment.
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.
Join us for advanced leader training on Saturday, February 2, 2019 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Join us for Lunch with the CEO on Wednesday, February 13 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. to learn more about how to be involved with Equest. Lunch will be provided.
Equest in the News
Equest, a Dallas-based non-profit that enhances the quality of life for children and adults with diverse needs through the human-horse connection, has announced Lane Cates as their new Chairman of the Board.
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.
Word has just arrived that “AnnTeal” will be co-chairing the 2019 Equest gala — Arabian Nights Gala — on Saturday, March 23, Sixty Five Hundred.
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.
Thank you to EQyss Grooming Products for proudly supporting the Equest Therapy Herd.