We improve quality of life through equine-based therapy to physically, mentally and socially/emotionally challenged individuals. Our unique program integrates academic, social and physical skills, using the horse as a catalyst.
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- https://www.facebook.com/will.reynolds.39589/videos/826202617433982/ we all need a little help from a friend sometimes :)1 day ago
We told her she had to find a way to get on her pony by herself. This is what she came up with
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2015 Equest Center 25th Silver Anniversary Gala
Saturday, April 18, 2015Photos by Jeremy Kuhn for stellaflyThe Equest Center Gala honored key individuals and corporations who have established, sustained and expanded the center, bringing health, hope and happiness to thousands of special needs kids.More than 350 distinguished guests from greater Grand Rapids enjoyed gala festivities including a triple twist auction, live auction packages and surprises including the NEW Trainers Cup Challenge with prominent horse trainers in our area on behalf of Equest!Like the Equest Center for Therapeutic Riding on Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/EquestCenter
- Its not too late to add a volunteer orientation to your weekend plans!! Come on out tomorrow morning from 10-12 for a hands on volunteer orientation!!2 days ago
- Huge thanks to troup #228 for all of your hard work last night- cleaning pastures, stacking hay, and making the grounds look awesome!! So grateful for these selfless, harding working groups!!3 days ago
Spring (third) Session 2015
On April 20, 2015 to May 30, 2015
Contact Kelly Alcock (Previously Wujkowski), Client Program Coordinator at 616-866-3066 ext 102 to learn more about our programs and schedule...
Special Star Summer Horsemanship Day Camp
On June 15, 2015 from 9:00 am to June 19, 2015 2:00 pm
Camp Runs 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Monday Through Friday. This camp is specially designed for those who need a...
Summer Horsemanship Day Camp: Session 1
On June 22, 2015 from 9:00 am to June 26, 2015 2:00 pm
Camp Runs 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM Monday Through Friday. The Campers Horse show for family and friends starts at...
In the eloquent words of outstanding speaker and Equest rider John Agar;
“Equest blazes the way for me and kids like me to achieve their dreams and reach their greatest potential. With YOUR help, more kids will be able to experience their future, not from just their wheelchairs looking up at others, but from atop a horse looking out over their future.”
My 5 year old son Ezequiel Gonzalez has been attending Equest Center for the last two years. Ezequiel has Spinal Muscular Atrophy type II. He loves his horse back riding (that is the name for Equest at our house). Not only is it great for his therapy for him, it is also an extra curricular activity. He only receives therapy twice a week at school. The thing with his muscles is they need as much activity as he can get; because he will always have to fight growth, weight gain, and weakness for the…
At 8 months my daughter Devin was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy. At age 3 ½ the physical therapist we were working with suggested we look into Equest. At the time I could not even get Devin to ride “Sandy” the penny pony at Meijer and could not imagine her on a real horse, but was willing to check it out. I called Equest and arranged a time for us to visit and observe a lesson. I was amazed at the number of volunteers working with the students in the arena. In that particular cl…