Equest Center Land Acquisition History

Equest Center Land Acquisition History

Equest Center for Therapeutic Riding's Property Grounds

Welcome to Equest Center for Therapeutic Riding!

Welcome to Equest Center for Therapeutic Riding!

Welcome to Equest Center for Therapeutic Riding!

BEFORE: Main Barn

BEFORE: Main Barn

Equest Center Main Barn Before renovation

After: Main Barn, Welcome Center and Arena

After: Main Barn, Welcome Center and Arena

After: Main Barn, Welcome Center and Arena

Main Barn and Welcome Center

Main Barn and Welcome Center

Main Barn and Welcome Center

BEFORE: Sideview of Equest Barn and Indoor Arena

BEFORE: Sideview of Equest Barn and Indoor Arena

Side of barn before renovation

AFTER: Equest Center Main Barn and Indoor Arena

AFTER: Equest Center Main Barn and Indoor Arena

A side view of Equest Center's Main Barn and Arena Facility AFTER the Many Hands, One Vision Renovation!

AFTER: Main Barn and Indoor Arena

AFTER: Main Barn and Indoor Arena

A side view of Equest Center's Main Barn and Arena Facility AFTER the Many Hands, One Vision Renovation!

AFTER: Equest Center Main Barn and Arena Facility

Main Barn and Outdoor arena after renovation

Main Barn and Outdoor arena after renovation

Main Barn and Outdoor arena after Many Hands, One Vision renovation- view from back pastures

BEFORE: Indoor Riding Arena

BEFORE: Indoor Riding Arena

Indoor Riding Arena

BEFORE: Indoor arena

BEFORE: Indoor Riding Arena

BEFORE: Indoor Riding Arena

For years our indoor arena has been the site of many wonderful moments on horse back for our riders. Our goal was to improve the lighting and energy efficiency of the barn by adding a ceiling, insulation, and improved ventilation throughout.

AFTER: Heated Indoor Riding Arena

AFTER: Heated Indoor Riding Arena

New Indoor Riding Arena AFTER Many Hands, ONe Vision Renovation. Completely insulated, new lighting, new footing, and ventilation system.

AFTER: Indoor Arena complete with full insulation, new lighting, windows, ventilation system and footing

Observation room In Main Barn

Observation room In Main Barn

Observation room In Main Barn: Used for Viewing riding classes, holding meetings, summer camp, group unmounted activities

Observation room

Observation room In Main Barn

Observation room In Main Barn

Observation room In Main Barn: Used for Viewing riding classes, holding meetings, summer camp, group unmounted activities

Observation Room

Observation room In Main Barn

Observation room In Main Barn

Observation room In Main Barn: Used for Viewing riding classes, holding meetings, summer camp, group unmounted activities

BEFORE: Fencing at Equest Center

BEFORE: Fencing at Equest Center

Wire fencing at Equest Center ~ BEFORE

BEFORE: Old Wire Fencing...

AFTER: New Fencing

AFTER: New Fencing

New Fencing at Equest AFTER Many Hands, One Vision Renovation ~ RAMM Tension fencing was shosen for it's safety features, easy maintenance and long lasting quality. New fencing replaced old wire fencing, created new paddocks and created perimeter fencing around facility.

BEFORE: Old tape fencing in back pasture

BEFORE: Old tape fencing in back pasture

Tape Fencing in back pasture BEFORE renovation

BEFORE: Fencing in the back pastures...

AFTER: New Fencing in back pastures

AFTER: New Fencing in back pastures

New Fencing at Equest AFTER Many Hands, One Vision Renovation ~ RAMM Tension fencing was shosen for it's safety features, easy maintenance and long lasting quality. New fencing replaced old wire fencing, created new paddocks and created perimeter fencing around facility.

AFTER: NEW Fencing and Turnout sheds in back pastures!

AFTER: New Fencing, Turnouts and water/elec

AFTER: New Fencing, Turnouts and water/elec

Our new turnout sheds protect our horses from weather when they are outside.

New Turn out sheds in all pastures keep horses protected and comfortable while they are outside!

AFTER: New Turnout sheds and Pasture lighting

AFTER: New Turnout sheds and Pasture lighting

Our new turnout sheds protect our horses from weather when they are outside. The new pasture lighting illuminates our pastures in the evening when needed!

BEFORE: Back Pastures

BEFORE: Back Pastures

This area has now become additional pasture land as well as grounds for our new SENSORY TRAIL coming soon! The sensory trail is scheduled to be complete in September 2013 and will include all areas: wooded, fields, crossing streams and have specially designed sensory stations and activities throughout!

BEFORE...

Sensory TRail Map

Sensory TRail Map

Saddle Safari Discovery Trail - Sensory Trail Brochure

Saddle Safari Discovery Trail - Sensory Trail Brochure

The HIdden Pine Trail

The HIdden Pine Trail

An exciting part of the Saddle Safari Discovery Trail

The HIdden Pine Trail
Wild Ball Maze

Wild Ball Maze

An exciting station on the Saddle Safari Discovery Trail

Wild Ball Maze
Saddle Safari Discovery Trail

Saddle Safari Discovery Trail

An exciting part of the Saddle Safari Discovery Trail made with Special consideration of Michigan weather variability, sensory input provided to the rider, ease of maintenance, and safety and comfort of horses and volunteers!

Saddle Safari Discovery Trail
Stop, Steer and Park

Stop, Steer and Park

An exciting station on the Saddle Safari Discovery Trail. This includes a working stoplight and many kinds of street signs for the riders to learn and follow including a special HORSE PARKING ONLY area.

Stop, Steer and Park
Saddle Safari Discovery Trail

Saddle Safari Discovery Trail

The trail contains amazing signage throughout ~

Saddle Safari Discovery Trail
Saddle Safari Discovery Trail

Saddle Safari Discovery Trail

The Discovery Quest station provides a variety of scents for the rider to sniff, interact and identify while on horseback.

Saddle Safari Discovery Trail
Saddle Safari Discovery Trail

Saddle Safari Discovery Trail

The Click Clack Bridge provides exciting auditory and sensory input for the rider as their horse carries them across! A great deal of thought and consideration went into the materials and design of this beautifully built bridge to provide the richest experience possible.

Saddle Safari Discovery Trail
Garden of Peace

Garden of Peace

On our trail is the "Garden of Peace" created by Jules and Jacquelyn Bush in honor of "Ray" an amazing Equest Therapy Horse. This special place honors ALL of our horses who have given so much to Equest's family in the past.

Special Garden created in Honor of all of those horses who so selflessly served our special riders at Equest Center.

Garden of Peace

Garden of Peace

On our trail is the "Garden of Peace" created by Jules and Jacquelyn Bush in honor of "Ray" an amazing Equest Therapy Horse. This special place honors ALL of our horses who have given so much to Equest's family in the past.

Garden of Peace

Garden of Peace

On our trail is the "Garden of Peace" created by Jules and Jacquelyn Bush in honor of "Ray" an amazing Equest Therapy Horse. This special place honors ALL of our horses who have given so much to Equest's family in the past.

Stegman Creek and Pond ~ Part of our future Sensory Trail

Stegman Creek and Pond ~ Part of our future Sensory Trail

The new sensory trail will include experiencing the beauty of our rippling creek and pond, nature area with countless species of birds and wildlife...

Stegman Creek - Beautiful Trail Scenery

Stegman Creek - Beautiful Trail Scenery

The new sensory trail will include experiencing the beauty of our rippling creek and pond, nature area with countless species of birds and wildlife...

Sensory Trail Scenery

Sensory Trail Scenery

The new sensory trail will include experiencing the beauty of our rippling creek and pond, nature area with countless species of birds and wildlife...

BEFORE: House on New Property

BEFORE: House on New Property

Included with the land acquired in 2007 was a house and 2 barns that needed some serious TLC...

AFTER: House on New Property

AFTER: House on New Property

The House AFTER renovations from our friends at Grand Rapids Community College! What an amazing Group! See video for all of the details!

BEFORE: House on New Property

BEFORE: House on New Property

Included with the land acquired in 2007 was a house and 2 barns that needed some serious TLC...

AFTER: House on New Property

AFTER: House on New Property

The House AFTER renovations from our friends at Grand Rapids Community College! What an amazing Group! See video for all of the details!

BEFORE: Barns on New Property

BEFORE: Barns on New Property

Included with the land acquired in 2007 was a house and 2 barns that needed some serious TLC...

AFTER: Barns on New Property

AFTER: Barns on New Property

The Barns Renovated with the help of our friends from Grand Rapids Community College. New RAMM Fencing created new paddocks and perimeter fencing throughout!

AFTER: Barns on New Property

AFTER: Barns on New Property

The Barns Renovated with the help of our friends from Grand Rapids Community College. New RAMM Fencing created new paddocks and perimeter fencing throughout!

AFTER: House and Fencing on new Property

AFTER: House and Fencing on new Property

The House Renovated with the help of our friends from Grand Rapids Community College. New RAMM Fencing created new paddocks and perimeter fencing throughout!

 

Learn More about our exciting Saddle Safari Discovery Trail by clicking below!

Learn More About Our Sensory Trail