Equest Special Riders Inc.
Instruction for physically and mentally challenged horseback riders since 1982

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Tacoma, Washington .
Welcome
Equest Special Riders Inc. is a non-profit organization of trained volunteers who provide therapeutic-recreational horseback riding and instruction for persons left physically or mentally dysfunctional through irregularites of birth, high fevers, disease or trauma from an accident.    A few students are adults; the greatest majority of the Special Riders are children.  Children, who might never have walked, enjoy a chance to experience the exhilaration of moving freely, mounted atop a horse.  While riders are involved in specialized games designed to improve coordination, the horse's gait massages their leg muscles.  You need only watch one session to realize how much riding impacts the self-confidence and well being of the students.  

Equest is a member of the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International PATH.  Our riding instructor is PATH Certified
Equest Special Riders, Inc. is a registered nonprofit corporation with tax-exempt status under Section 501(C)(3) of the IRS Tax Code.   All monetary or in-kind Donations are tax deductible.  Our tax ID number is 91-1220703
Thank you for your support!
click to go to PATH site
Next volunteer orientation & training      January 2017

There will be no classes this coming Thursday December 1st

Equest will be taking a Christmas and Winter break the last two weeks of December and the first two weeks of January.

Last class of 2016 will be Saturday December 17.   2017 classes will resume Thursday January 19th