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!10 hours ago
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!!!1 day ago
- 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.1 day ago
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2nd Fall (Sixth Session) 2014
On November 3, 2014 to November 25, 2014
and On December 1, 2014 to December 13, 2014 12:00 am
Happy Thanksgiving! No classes November 27th or November 28th Contact Kelly Alcock (Previously Wujkowski), Client Program Coordinator at 616-866-3066 ext...
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…
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…