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 of programs.
Upcoming Equest Events
Both locations will be closed as we prepare for the 2017 Field of Dreams Gala! If you are available to help with Gala prep this week, or the day of the Gala on Saturday, April 29, please contact CJ Bankhead at email@example.com or (972) 412-1099, ext. 228
Journey into the Field of Dreams at the 2017 Equest Gala, an evening of enchantment where hope is limitless and dreams can come true. On April 29, Equest will transform the Texas Horse Park into an elegant soiree where supporters, clients, and therapy horses unite to celebrate the achievements of Equest’s 36-year history, and to galvanize support so that Equest can continue its mission to improve lives through the human-horse connection for years to come.
Heritage Christian School of Rockwall Day of Service
22 1st graders and 15-22 adults are coming to clean in the barn and observe a class on the morning of Wednesday, May 3rd.
A group of 5 volunteers will be at THP to help with barn maintenance, gardening, trails, and stalls.
25 adults from Southwest Airlines will volunteer at THP on Thursday May 11th.
Equest in the News
Event co-chairs Kathy and Jeromy Fielder and honorary chairs Lynn and Allan McBee welcomed more than 100 guests to this haute house party to celebrate the upcoming Equest Gala, which helps provide hope and healing through facilitated equestrian therapy.
Equest is coming together. The equine therapy nonprofit plans to sell its facility in Wylie and consolidate its operations this fall at its newer location in the Texas Horse Park.None of this would be possible without a $1.2 million gift from Al Hill Jr. to build a second riding arena for Equest at its newer facility in the Texas Horse Park in south Dallas.
On April 29, Equest will transform the Texas Horse Park into an elegant soiree where supporters, clients, and therapy horses unite to celebrate the achievements of Equest’s 35-year history and to raise money so that Equest can continue its mission to improve lives through the human-horse connection for years to come.
Equest’s expansion will be the addition of a new state-of-the-art arena at its Texas Horse Park facility. Named Al Hill Jr. Family Arena, the new arena will allow the organization to be “a closer step to Equest’s vision to be a model of excellence for worldwide therapeutic riding center.
14 year-old Jordan says she knows God has a plan for her. It doesn't happen with most volunteers, but when the teen works with horses at EQUEST in Wylie, workers say she has a special gift to calm and even put them to sleep.
This is just one of many success stories Equest has seen over the 35 years as an organization. This holiday season please consider participating in our ‘Gift of the Horse’ campaign to help continue to change lives like Katelin’s. Equest’s equine facilitated therapy and horsemanship programs are provided to over 1,200 children and adults with disabilities and Veterans who have served our country.
For over three decades, it has been 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’s extraordinary achievements were recognized on November 12 as it won the prestigious “Nonprofit of the Year” award by CNM Connect at the 2015 A Night of Light Awards of Excellence.
For son Jonathan, born with cerebral palsy, Laura Lopez just wanted the simple things. At age 6, he couldn’t walk or speak, his hearing was impaired and he couldn’t drink from a cup without help.