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Ashlee 3Ashlee first came to Equest Center with her 4-h group when she was only 8 years old.  Over the years, she continued to return to the center for practices and volunteering at special events.  The love of horses, knowledge of their care and Ashlee’s calm confidence and strong work ethic made her the perfect candidate to join the Barn Staff at Equest in 2009.

As a part of the Barn Staff, Ashlee; cleans stalls, feeds the horses, and cleans the barn.  She goes above and beyond by helping to set up for fundraiser and special events, leading volunteer groups and creating check lists and chart that help insure the horses and cats at Equest are well taken care of.

When she isn’t at Equest Ashlee likes spending her time with friends and family.  She enjoys doing things in downtown Grand Rapids and at her church.  Ashlee graduated from GRCC in May with an associated degree in general education.

SONY DSCOne of her favorite memories was again seeing the pony she donated to Equest in 2007 on a regular basis.   Equest was so blessed when Ashlee allowed her beloved Painter to come to the Center.  Painter helped so many of our riders to accomplish their goals.  The years of training and love that Ashlee put into that amazing pony were evident in the smiles of all her riders.

Thank you Ashlee for all you selflessly do for horses and riders at Equest!

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