Equest Volunteer updates!

Last update August 8, 2013

Volunteer Potluck August 17th! Check Calendar for details!

Equest’s Featured Volunteer

Equest Center's Volunteer Coordinator ~ Marissa Freyling and her horse Mya!

Meet the New Volunteer Coordinator Marissa!!

Marissa is also the lead volunteer on Thursday nights here at Equest.  She is attending Grand Rapids Theological Seminary for her MA in counseling. Her pets include two horses, Mya and Royal, a dog named Maisie, and a cat named Lola.

Her hobbies consist of spending time with her family and friends, team penning and trail riding with her horse Mya.  Snowmobiling in the winter and hunting in the fall. She loves to add to her collection of books and Bible commentaries in hopes of someday having a library in her home.

“I began to volunteer at the Equest Center to combine both my love for horses, and for giving of myself. So many people have selflessly given so much to me throughout my life, I desired to give back in some way.

The Equest Center is such a wonderful place. There truly is something remarkable when a horse and rider- no matter the disability- come together as a team. I end up leaving Equest blessed in one way or another. It may be conversing with my faithful volunteer who come week after week, or is may be the blessing of being a part of a step forward with one of our riders.”

Marissa challenges herself to choose joy in all circumstances and to be thankful for the little things in life.


Equest Center’s Cancellation Policy
If inclement weather develops or if it is necessary to cancel classes for any reason, Equest will call the individual riders and volunteers scheduled. Closings are also posted on WOOD TV8 and WZZM 13, listed on Equest Center’s Facebook page and on Equest Center’s  main phone line. If Rockford Public Schools are closed due to winter weather, Equest’s classes will be canceled as well.

In warmer weather, classes will be canceled if the heat index rises above 95 degrees. For the Safety of Horses, clients and volunteers, classes cannot be held during Thunder and lightening due to the potential startling of horses.