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 our programs.
100 percent of clients reporting have experienced improvement since starting the program.
cost per client per year
of all veterans program costs subsidized by Equest
number of clients served weekly
of Equest clients utilizing full or partial scholarships for services
of all civilian client program costs subsidized by Equest
number of individuals Equest reaches annually
number of Equest therapy horses
number of volunteers annually at Equest
"I highly recommend Equest to riders, veterans, and volunteers. Whatever your involvement with Equest, it's an instant feel-good outcome for all. As a volunteer you will walk away from your first day with a renewed appreciation of the human spirit. You will be witness to the unique healing power of horses, ponies, and little donkeys, too. As a rider, you will be amazed at what can happen on top of a horse! Your confidence and abilities will truly bloom when you work with a four-legged partner. And as a veteran, your options are many. Equest is a gem at the Texas Horse Park, a few short minutes from downtown Dallas. Contact Equest to see where you may best fit in, the options are many!"
"Equest is the most amazing place! The power of horses and people coming together to truly heal is beautiful. I feel so amazing any time I volunteer out here, and seeing the smiles, success, and growth of students is a blessing! Much love and respect to my Equest family!"
"Wonderful mom moment today. My 16 year old twins had their first hands on experience with volunteering for a purpose. They came away with a greater understanding of love, life, patience, and understanding. In a few hours this morning they matured tremendously. I have always been proud of my kids. Today I am so very proud of them. And so happy to be their mother ❤️"
"I volunteered here at Equest all through middle school, and I absolutely loved it! I regret not volunteering during my high school years as well. Everyone here is so kind, and sweet. The horses are taken great care of, and they truly do care for each of the volunteers; but most importantly the riders. Overall a great place!"
"Equest is the best thing that's happened in my life. I started volunteering about 2 years ago and my life has been changed ever since. Equest is another home for me. Everybody is so welcoming and we are one big happy family out there. Because of my volunteer work at Equest I have decided to major in equine sciences at college. I want to become an instructor and a horse trainer. Equest is amazing and my favorite place on earth :) "