Equest Therapeutic Horsemanship has been slated to be the exclusive provider of Therapeutic Horsemanship at the new Texas Horse Park at the Trinity. With the approval of a $10.9 million construction contract, Equest has secured the final city endorsement to open a second facility at the Texas Horse Park. The Dallas City Council voted to approve the proposed construction plan in May, 2013 which includes an activity center, two indoor and two outdoor arenas, three horse barns, administration building, and other infrastructure.
In addition to providing traditional equine therapy to serve more Dallas County children, the new Texas Horse Park will focus on veteran's health with the Equest Hooves for Heroes Veteran's program. This program uses Equest's trained therapy horses, volunteers, certified riding instructors, and a mental health professional to improve overall wellness and better position to prepare veterans for a successful civilian transition.
The new Texas Horse Park facility, with its proximity to the Veteran's Administration Hospital, makes it the ideal location to dedicate more services supporting America's heroes.
On July 17, 2013, Equest supporters and city officials gathered for a Site Dedication Ceremony. To see coverage of the site dedication, click here.
The new Texas Horse Park location is scheduled to break ground early this summer, with a targeted opening date of June 2014.
Patrick J. Bricker, Equest CEO, stated "The best reason for any non-profit to grow is to serve more people effectively. Equest appreciates the opportunity to partner with the City of Dallas to expand our programs to South Dallas and expand Equest's Hooves for Heroes program for veterans who have served our country."