Help Us Get Razz Back to Healing Kids this GIVING TUESDAY!

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Razz is a stunning 14-year-old bay Hanoverian gelding. This extraordinary therapy horse at Equest Center for Therapeutic Riding  improves the lives of kids  and adults with physical, mental and social/emotional challenges through equine therapy all year long. We are incredibly blessed to have a horse of this caliber at Equest–besides being an outstanding therapy horse he’s a true athlete… Read more »

#GIVING TUESDAY ~ A message from Silver ~ Celebrating Equest Center’s 25 Anniversary

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  Equest Center for Therapeutic Riding is gearing up to celebrate their 25th Silver Anniversary in 2015 and they’ve asked “Silver Pony” to send out a challenge in their honor. HERE’S THE CHALLENGE-  WE NEED 2500 PEOPLE TO DONATE $25 IN THE NEXT 25 DAYS. Equest Center serves kids with physical, mental, social and emotional disabilities – 180… Read more »

Staff Spotlight Meet ~ Jennifer Baniukaitis

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I started at Equest in the fall of 2005, as a volunteer. I mainly worked in the daytime classes as a leader and side-walker. I have always loved horses and thought this would be a great way to get my horse fix as well as helping riders with their therapy. After my first volunteer orientation… Read more »

Sensory Trail Grand Opening!

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  Our NEW Saddle Safari Discovery Trail will offer riders with special needs the opportunity to improve motor, social, emotional and cognitive functions while exposing them to natural surroundings filled with sights, sounds , smells and tactile sensations. Stops along the trail have been specically designed to stimulate the riders’ senses in different ways ,… Read more »

Volunteer Spotlight- Lisa Holznagel

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Written by: Marissa Freyling, Volunteer Coordinator “I discovered that the horse is life itself, a metaphor but also an example of life’s mystery and unpredictability, of life’s generosity and beauty, a worthy object of repeated and ever changing contemplation.”  –Jane Smiley The passion for horses has run through Lisa Holznagel’s life from the very young… Read more »

Staff Spotlight ~ Meet Marci DeVries, Equine Program Coordinator

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Staff Spotlight ~Marci DeVries      Equine Program Coordinator PATH International Certified Instructor Certified Secondary Teacher Summer Horsemanship Day Camp Coordinator Marci first came to Equest Center in 1997 as a volunteer while she was in high school.  She was soon hired to clean stalls and, as time went on, became more and more involved… Read more »

Equest Center’s New Website is LIVE!!

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After much hard work and anticipation Equest Center for Therapeutic Riding’s NEW Website is up and Running! This new site has so many new features and capabilities~ whether you are looking for photos of your favorite therapy horse, registering for Summer Horsemanship Day Camp, looking for riding or volunteer forms, photos, checking dates, volunteer opportunities,… Read more »

Equest Center’s Mission

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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.