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

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Tacoma, Washington .
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!
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​Hi Equest Riders, Families, Volunteers, and Supporters,
Due to the COVID-19 virus we have made the decision out of an abundance of caution to postpone our annual fundraising auction. Many in our community are medically fragile and shouldn’t be in crowds should there be more outbreaks in our area. We have not scheduled a new date due to the unpredictably of when this will be under control. We will let you know as soon as we have a new date. In the meantime, if you have purchased tickets they will of course be honored when the new auction is scheduled. If you will be unable to attend and do not wish to be in the drawing we will happily refund your purchase price. Thank You, to all of you that have donated auction items and helped with the organization. We will still be accepting items until the new auction date. We ask that you inform your families and friends of the postponement. Thank you for your understanding.
Equest 3-12, 3-14, 3-19 and 3-21 are classes are cancelled