Welcome to Equest Center for Therapeutic Riding


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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  • SO Much FUN!! Thank you for inviting us Maranda and a BIG Thank You to Mr Paul VanderLaan and his beautiful team of horses! Great way to kick off the holiday season!

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    Huge thanks to my friends at the @[489584740175:274:Equest Center for Therapeutic] for joining me today at the @[370560236290684:274:Art Van Furniture] Santa Claus parade!
  • Looking for some fun this weekend? Come on down to the Grand Rapids Santa Claus Parade~ Saturday November 22 at 9:00 AM! Maranda & Equest Center for Therapeutic Riding will be riding together IN the parade.... just keep an eye out for a gorgeous Horse Drawn wagon, Driven by Maranda and Paul VanderLaan and happy happy kids! If you're not able to come out you will be able to watch the whole spectacular event LIVE on WOTV8! Ho HO HO!! Nicker nicker NEIGH!!!

  • Your help is needed to bring the Holiday Spirit to Equest! Please consider decorating a Stall Door. With the early snow some changes have been made: the Judging will now take place on Dec. 8th. If you would like to spread some Joy and sign up, please leave a message here or call Angela at 616-866-3066 x 100. You can also sign up at the Welcome Center Desk. :) Guild lines and helpful hints can be sent to you at your request.