saturday, october 24

To participate in the Virtual Videos and Activities, click here.

RideFest is Equest's annual event that focuses on our clients and raises support for the therapy horses who provide the important physical, cognitive, emotional, and social improvements that change our client's lives.

This year's theme is The Great Pumpkin! The One-Day event will resemble a small Fall Festival. With your help, we can make this a fun and successful day for our clients.

Festival Details:

Saturday, October 24, 2020

at Texas Horse Park

811 Pemberton Hill Road

Dallas, TX  75217

Trail Rides begin at 9am

Lunch served beginning at 12pm

How to Get Started and Join a Team

  1. Visit our RideFest Campaign page and choose the Team that you would like to join.

  2. Choose your Team! You can find a list of teams available below, or by visiting the link from step 1, and then clicking the Teams tab.

  3. Create your account to set-up your personal fundraising page. You can personalize your fundraising page with a photo, a personalized video, and your Equest story! Your fundraising page will be linked to the Team that you join.

  4. Share your page on social media, through email, or direct friends and family to Equest for help with making a donation to your fundraising efforts. A minimum of $150 must be raised by an individual client to participate in the Festival trail ride. If this is a challenge, ask for help from our Equest Staff!

  5. Join us on Saturday, October 24th for a day of food, fun, and trail rides!

RideFest Options for Equest Clients

Due to Covid-19, this year's event will look a little different than past RideFests. We have 2 different ways that clients can participate on October 24th. We will still hold the Great Pumpkin Trail Ride for clients that choose to participate in person. For those that are not comfortable attending the Festival, we will also offer a Virtual RideFest Experience. Your option choice will need to be known by Friday, October 2nd. Please email with your choice.

In-Person Event

  • The Great Pumpkin Trail Ride

  • RideFest t-shirt

  • Boxed lunch

  • Pumpkin painting contest

  • Creature Teacher

  • Many more exciting day-of activities!

Virtual RideFest Experience

  • RideFest t-shirt

  • Lunch surprise

  • Pumpkin to enter the painting contest

  • Creature Teacher coloring pages

  • More surprise items!

In the case of inclement weather, Equest will continue with the Festival portion of the event on October 24th. Trail rides will take place during the client's regular class-time in the course of one of the following weeks.

Join a Team!

Team Woodstock

Team Leader: Amy


Team Linus

Team Leader: Randy

Team Marcie

Team Leader: Leilani

Team Snoopy

Team Leader: Kim


Team Schroeder

Team Leader: Joan

Team Sally Brown

Team Leader: Sarina


Team Charlie Brown

Team Leader: Boozie


Team Peppermint


Team Leader: Laura

Team Pig-Pen

Team Leader: Bobby

Team Lucy

Van Pelt

Team Leader: Leslie West

Volunteer at RideFest!

Would you like to volunteer at RideFest?!


Click the button below to volunteer with RideFest games and activities. If you prefer to lead or sidewalk, opportunities for trained volunteers are posted with a sign-up sheet in the tack room. 


Contact Ellie Grant at, or Barbara Beach at with any questions.

Become a Sponsor!

We have several different sponsorship and underwriting opportunities:

The Great Pumpkin - $15,000 Presenting Sponsor (one available)

  • Exclusive named rights on all collateral, website, social media, and t-shirts.

  • Company representatives to be honorary chairman and award presenters during the RideFest ceremony to present fundraising awards to client and volunteer fundraisers.

  • A visit to your company's office by TWO of our miniature horse ambassadors.

Snoopy's Beagle Scouts - $10,000

  • Name and logo on all collateral, website, social media, and t-shirts.

  • A visit to your company's office by ONE of our miniature horse ambassadors.

  • Day of event company representatives to cheer on the winners.

The Peanuts Gang - $7,500

  • Name or logo on collateral website, social media, and t-shirts

  • Company representatives at event to cheer on the winners.

  • Zoom Meeting Bomb by one of Equest's miniature horses.

The Red Baron - $5,000

  • Name or logo on collateral, website, social media, and t-shirts.

Lucy's Football - $2,500

  • Name or logo on collateral, website, social media, and t-shirts.

  • Name or logo located at the "Field Goal Kick-off" activity area.

Sweet Baboo - $1,000

  • Name or logo on collateral, website, social media, and t-shirts.

The 5 - $500

  • Name or logo on t-shirts

To Underwrite a Specific Event Cost:

Signage will be displayed at specific area of distribution

T-Shirt Underwriter:               $1,000

Food Underwriter:                $1,200

Awards Underwriter:             $1,200

Festival & Entertainment:     $800

thank you to our sponsors

Benchmark Bank Logo.tif
Taco gray.png
Cavenders Logo.jpg
Shake Shack 2.jpg
dl farm and home logo.JPG
Vizient Logo.jpg