Sachse Chamber welcomes Equest Therapeutic Horsemanship

(Wylie) July 11, 2013 – Equest Therapeutic Horsemanship celebrated its membership in the Sachse Chamber of Commerce with a ceremonial ribbon cutting after the Annual Mayoral Luncheon on July 9, 2013.

Attending the event were Rowlett Mayor Pro Tem Chris Kilgore, Murphy Mayor Eric Barna, Garland Mayor Douglas Athas, Wylie Mayor Eric Hogue, and Sachse Mayor Mike Felix, along with dignitaries and Chamber members from their respective cities.

Linda Kordek-Milton, Equest Director of Development, addressed the gathering thanking the Sachse Chamber of Commerce for its support of Equest’s Mission to “Empower, Enrich and Educate” through horses.  Linda stated that “Equest could not provide the life changing services to children and adults with disabilities without the support of our friends in the community”.

Ms. Kordek-Milton also invited the group to attend the Equest Ridefest 2013, a community event scheduled for Saturday, October 19, 2013, with all proceeds benefiting the Therapy Programs at Equest.  This year’s Ridefest will be open to the public and will feature circus-themed activities, performances by local talent, karaoke, bounce houses, a magic show and more.   For more information, please contact Linda Kordek-Milton directly at .

Tex and Sugar, the Equest Mini Ambassadors, greeted the attendees of the event.  These friendly equines reach  out to children and adults who might be intimidated by a large horse.  The team of tiny therapy horses is trained to work inside hospitals, assisted living programs, hospice centers, schools, libraries and with Alzheimer patients and adults and children with disabilities.  They also work with foster children and at risk and abused children.

For more than 30 years, Equest has delivered the benefits of equine-assisted therapy to thousands of North Texas children and adults with varying disabilities and special needs.  Equest was the first, and continues to be the largest, therapeutic riding center in Texas with more than 150 clients weekly, receiving a variety of equine-assisted therapy programs.

To learn more about Equest, please visit equest.org.

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