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Ridefest 2018



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

Save the date for Saturday, October 20, 2018!

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

    Start fundraising

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


    Issues? Please contact

    Important dates

    Thursday, September 6 - Fall session starts
    Saturday, September 13 - Start of Hype Week
    Friday, September 21 - Official start of Ridefest weekly prize period
    Friday, October 19 - Fundraising closes at midnight for trail participation & award levels
    Saturday, October 20 - The Ridefest 2018: Equest Is Outta This World Celebration & Trail Ride at THP

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    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.

    Fundraising officially starts Friday, September 21, 2018!

    The details

    When: Saturday, October 20, 2018 | Check-in at 10:30 a.m. | 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 the committee know by emailing 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 Classy page.
    2. Form a team - ask your volunteers, or email for help putting a team together. If you're a volunteer wanting to join a team, please email
    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!
    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 20.
    6. Travel to outer space via Equest's Outer Space Trail Ride on Saturday, October 20!

    Thank you to our Ridefest sponsors!