Ridefest 2017

Start fundraising

You can start fundraising for your Ridefest team now! Request to be a Ridefest fundraiser using the link below.

Issues? Please contact ridefest@equest.org

Important dates

Friday, September 8 - Fall session starts
Saturday, September 16 - Deadline to set-up fundraiser page
Friday, September 22 - Official start of Ridefest weekly prize period
Friday, October 20 - Fundraising closes at midnight for trail participation & award levels
Saturday, October 21 - The Ridefest 2017: Ride Around the World Celebration & Trail Ride at THP

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Ridefest is our annual fundraiser created by our clients and volunteers for the benefit of our amazing Equest horses.

On Saturday, October 21, 2017, you are invited to "Ride Around the World" at the Texas Horse Park, and enjoy a day of food, fun, and our globetrotter trail ride featuring select countries from around the world.

Your participation in Ridefest is key to our success. This year our fundraising goal is $70,000!

We ask you to join the effort by creating or joining a fundraising team. Your team will reach out to family, friends, and members of the community, and share with them your experience at Equest. By doing this, we raise awareness of our programs, and funds for our wonderful therapy horses. Without fundraising, we could not continue to change lives in our community.

Sign-up is requested by Saturday, September 9.

The details

When: Saturday, October 21, 2017 | Check-in & lunch served at 11:00 a.m. | Trail rides starting around 12:30 p.m.

Where: Texas Horse Park | 811 Pemberton Hill Road, Building 4, Dallas, TX 75214

Ridefest teams are back by popular demand

Equest client fundraisers will be supported by a TEAM of volunteers, staff, and friends of Equest!

Each participating client is encouraged to invite their volunteers to join their fundraising team. New to Equest? Please let our Ridefest Chair Leslie Griffin know, and we will make sure you have a team of volunteers to help you fund raise! 

How to get started

  1. Become a fundraiser by setting up your Click & Pledge page using THIS link.
  2. Form a team - ask your volunteers, or contact Leslie Griffin for help putting a team together. If you're a volunteer wanting to join a team, please contact Leslie.
  3. Pick your favorite horse for whom to fund raise! Click here to view all of our therapy horses.
  4. Develop a team name and theme - this can be a country, culture, or other global idea!
  5. Fund raise! A minimum of $250 must be raised by an individual client or team to participate in the globetrotter trail ride on October 21.
  6. Travel the world via Equest's globetrotter trail ride on October 21!

Thank you to our generous sponsors

Team ideas