Steps, Strides, & Rides

DATE: Saturday October 25th

TIME: 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

LOCATION: Equest Center for Therapeutic Riding

Download Information Packet

Download Event Poster

Activities held in the indoor arena, and facility grounds including our one of a kind,  mile+ long Saddle Safari Discovery Sensory Trail.
Equest is nestled on 34+ acres of beautiful pastoral land, 3777 Rector  Ave offof Summit between 12 and 13 mile roads in ROCKFORD, MI.

Schedule of Events

10:30                 Registration & Check in
11:00                 Kick off
11:00 -3:00      Music, Food, Music, Arts & Crafts, Face Painting, Polo Activity’s, and TRICK-OR-TREAT with the  horses! Lots of activities  for the kids, and kids at heart!

TRICK-OR-TREAT Equest -Style- Have you ever gone trick or treating  with a HORSE?? Now is your Chance! Equest’s horses will be getting ready for Halloween and putting on their costumes just to hand out treats to the kids. Put on your Halloween Costume and Join us !

Equest Center for Therapeutic Riding is a non-profit 501 (c)3 charity. Your support enables our center to provide physical, mental and emotional therapy to 135-170 individuals with disabilities each week on a year-round basis. All donations are tax deductible and are greatly appreciated!

I Want to Be Involved! What do I do Next?

Frequently asked questions

I am an Equest Rider. What do I need to do to participate?

I am an Equest Volunteer. What do I need to do to participate?

How do I  support a certain participating rider or stepper and help them reach their goals?

I am a Parent/famiily member of a Rider at Equest. How can I get involved?

How do I sponsor a Therapeutic Riding Horse for only $250 at this Event? How do I include my companies logo or special message on the horse for everyone to see?

How do I help encourage hundreds of people to support the efforts of ALL the riders or steppers as a POWER MATCHER?

I would like to participate and walk to show my support for Equest Center in this event. What do I need to do?

I am a member of a school, business, group, horse facility, 4-H group, Boy/Girl Scout Group, Church, Youth Group…and I would like to participate. What do I need to do?

 

 I am an Equest Rider. What do I need to do to participate?

1. Register and get your packet at the Equest office or welcome desk so we know you’re coming!

2. Create your own webpage : add photos, goals and information about YOU to share with everyone.

3. Link this page to Facebook, Twitter, Linked In, Instagram, Share by email or gather pledges on the paper pledge sheets in the STEPS, STRIDES and RIDES packet. Link your Profile to FACEBOOK, TWITTER, EMAIL, SOCIAL MEDIA by copying and pasting this link with your SCREEN NAME INCLUDED http://support.equestcenter.org/profile/YOURNAME/

4. Spread the word – Obtain pledges and supporters (Your ride could be worth hundreds or thousands of dollars!)

~ BE SURE TO TELL everyone you talk to that their funds are being be matched by donors in our community!! This is a chance for them to DOUBLE or TRIPLE their donations right out of the gate!

~Equest Center for Therapeutic Riding is a non-profit 501 (c)3 charity. Your support enables our center to provide physical, mental and emotional therapy to 135-170 individuals with disabilities each week on a year-round basis. All donations are tax deductible and are greatly appreciated!

5. Make sure you have your riding time for the event on Saturday Oct 25th from the office~

6. Join us on October 25 at your scheduled time -Bring your pledge sheets and funds and GO!! All Riders who raise at least $25 will earn a braclet and Steps Strides and Rides T-shrit right off the bat!

*We encourage you to have your family and supporters sign your shirt to show their support! Or create a whole Fleet of “TEAM LILLY” shirts at the event with your special supporters!

Check out the list of all the prizes available and how you can win them!

$25-99 T-shirt and bracelet ($25 minimum pledge to participate)
$100-349 T-shirt and ball cap
$350+ T-shirt ball cap and hoodie
Special Prizes for:
Top Individual fundraiser
Top Equest Rider fundraiser – Scholarship for 1 session
Top Group Award fundraiser
Any classroom or group raising over $1000 wins a special Day at Equest Center!

 

I am an Equest Volunteer. What do I need to do to participate?

1. Register with Marissa, Volunteer Coordinator, and get your packet at the Equest office, welcome desk or download from link so we know you’re coming! There are many areas where help is needed on the event day! Chat with Marissa about where you might like to volunteer.

2. Create your own webpage : add photos, goals and information about YOU to share with everyone.

3. Link this page to Facebook, Twitter, Linked In, Instagram, Share by email or gather pledges on the paper pledge sheets in the STEPS, STRIDES and RIDES packet. Link your Profile to FACEBOOK, TWITTER, EMAIL, SOCIAL MEDIA by copying and pasting this link with your SCREEN NAME INCLUDED http://support.equestcenter.org/profile/YOURNAME/

3. Spread the word – Obtain pledges and supporters (Your ride could be worth hundreds or thousands of dollars!)

~ BE SURE TO TELL everyone you talk to that their funds are being be matched by donors in our community!! This is a chance for them to DOUBLE or TRIPLE their donations right out of the gate!

~Equest Center for Therapeutic Riding is a non-profit 501 (c)3 charity. Your support enables our center to provide physical, mental and emotional therapy to 135-170 individuals with disabilities each week on a year-round basis. All donations are tax deductible and are greatly appreciated!

4. You may choose to download the pedometer APP on your smart phone. Many of our volunteers prefer that to manual ones.

5. Join us on October 25 -Bring your pledge sheets and funds and GO!! All Riders who raise at least $25 will earn a braclet and Steps Strides and Rides T-shrit right off the bat!
We encourage you to have your family and supporters sign your shirt to show their support! Or create a whole Fleet of “TEAM LILLY” shirts at the event with your special supporters!

Check out the list of all the prizes available and how you can win them!

$25 minimum pledge Equest Bracelet
$45-99 T-shirt and bracelet
$100-349 T-shirt and ball cap
$350+ T-shirt ball cap and hoodie
Special Prizes for:
Top Individual fundraiser
Top Equest Rider fundraiser – Scholarship for 1 session
Top Group Award fundraiser
Any classroom or group raising over $1000 wins a special Day at Equest Center!

How do I  support a certain participating rider or stepper and help them reach their goals?

1. Click on the STEPS box to locate a participating volunteer or walkers name  or RIDES to locate a participating Equest Riders’ name.

2. Click on the individuals’ name to pull up their personal goal page. Make your donation on line and accompany it with a message if you choose.

3. Donations can also be made by check or cash. Make Checks payable to Equest Center for Therapeutic Riding. Please be sure to put the name of the participant you are supporting in the memo.

~ REMEMBER – your donations are being be matched by donors in our community!! This is a chance for you to DOUBLE or TRIPLE your donation right out of the gate!

~Equest Center for Therapeutic Riding is a non-profit 501 (c)3 charity. Your support enables our center to provide physical, mental and emotional therapy to 135-170 individuals with disabilities each week on a year-round basis. All donations are tax deductible and are greatly appreciated!

 

I am a Parent/family member of a Rider at Equest. How can I get involved?

There are many ways to get involved! Some of these include:

1. Be a stepper in the event! Add your child’s name to YOUR shirt in support- or better yet- get a whole CREW of people with your childs name to walk together on the trail in support! Link your Profile to FACEBOOK, TWITTER, EMAIL, SOCIAL MEDIA by copying and pasting this link with your SCREEN NAME INCLUDED http://support.equestcenter.org/profile/YOURNAME/

2. Share the Sponsor a Horse or Power matching Sponsor opportunities with your place of employment to join in your efforts.

3. Share your child’s individual event page on YOUR social media outlets and encourage your friends and family to help in meeting that goal!! Link your Profile to FACEBOOK, TWITTER, EMAIL, SOCIAL MEDIA by copying and pasting this link with your SCREEN NAME INCLUDED http://support.equestcenter.org/profile/YOURNAME/

~ BE SURE TO TELL everyone you talk to that their funds are being be matched by donors in our community!! This is a chance for them to DOUBLE or TRIPLE their donations right out of the gate!

~Equest Center for Therapeutic Riding is a non-profit 501 (c)3 charity. Your support enables our center to provide physical, mental and emotional therapy to 135-170 individuals with disabilities each week on a year-round basis. All donations are tax deductible and are greatly appreciated!

4. Share the event opportunity to potential community partners who may like to join us in our mission – school, business, group, horse facility, 4-H group, Boy/Girl Scout Group, Church, Youth Group…

 

How do I sponsor a Therapeutic Riding Horse for only $250 at this Event? How do I include my companies logo or special message on the horse for everyone to see?

1. Click on Sponsor a Horse above

2. Choose your favorite  from the available horses

3. Follow the links to input your information, send a logo, picture, message you would like painted on your horses side throughout the day of the event.

4. Payment accepted online or in check form

 

 How do I help encourage hundreds of people to support the efforts of ALL the riders or steppers as a POWER MATCHER?

1. Click on the Power-Matcher link on the menu

2. Choose whether you would like to match the $ raised by our Equest riders (STRIDES) or match the $ raised by our Equest Volunteers and walkers  (STEPS) or BOTH!

3. Choose the match dollar level of your choice

4. Fill the remainder of the donor information and your Power Match is complete!

 

I would like to participate and walk to show my support for Equest Center in this event. What do I need to do?

1. Register and get your packet at the Equest office, welcome desk or download here so we know you’re coming!

2. Create your own profile page : add photos, goals and information about YOU to share with everyone.

3. Link this page to Facebook, Twitter, Linked In, Instagram, Share by email or gather pledges on the paper pledge sheets in the STEPS, STRIDES and RIDES packet. Link your Profile to FACEBOOK, TWITTER, EMAIL, SOCIAL MEDIA by copying and pasting this link with your SCREEN NAME INCLUDED http://support.equestcenter.org/profile/YOURNAME/

3. Spread the word – Obtain pledges and supporters (Your ride could be worth hundreds or thousands of dollars!)

~ BE SURE TO TELL everyone you talk to that their funds are being be matched by donors in our community!! This is a chance for them to DOUBLE or TRIPLE their donations right out of the gate!

~Equest Center for Therapeutic Riding is a non-profit 501 (c)3 charity. Your support enables our center to provide physical, mental and emotional therapy to 135-170 individuals with disabilities each week on a year-round basis. All donations are tax deductible and are greatly appreciated!

4. You may choose to download the pedometer APP on your smart phone.

5. Join us on October 25 -Bring your pledge sheets and funds and GO!! All Riders who raise at least $25 will earn a braclet and Steps Strides and Rides T-shrit right off the bat!

We encourage you to have your family and supporters sign your shirt to show their support! Or create a whole Fleet of “TEAM LILLY” shirts at the event with your special supporters!

Check out the list of all the prizes available and how you can win them!

$25 minimum pledge Equest Bracelet
$45-99 T-shirt and bracelet
$100-349 T-shirt and ball cap
$350+ T-shirt ball cap and hoodie
Special Prizes for:
Top Individual fundraiser
Top Equest Rider fundraiser – Scholarship for 1 session
Top Group Award fundraiser
Any classroom or group raising over $1000 wins a special Day at Equest Center!

 

I am a member of a school, business, group, horse facility, 4-H group, Boy/Girl Scout Group, Church, Youth Group…and I would like to participate. What do I need to do?

STEPS, STRIDES & RIDES Community Partners (Groups involved at Equest Center for this event) events are held offsite put on by individuals & groups in support of Equest*s special riders! We invite ALL community groups! Raise $1000 or more and win a special day at Equest Center!
There are countless ways to have an event of your own to help raise awareness and support for Equest Center! Bake Sales, Ride-a-thons at your own barn, pop can drives… the list is as long as your imagination

1. Register and get your packet at the Equest office, welcome desk or download from link so we know you’re joining us as a community Partner. Make arrangements to have a presentation about Equest Center’s riders and programs to your group (optional for all those who would like this)

2. Create your own groups webpage : add photos, goals and information about YOU to share with everyone.

3. Link this page to Facebook, Twitter, Linked In, Instagram, pages Share by email or gather pledges on the paper pledge sheets in the STEPS, STRIDES and RIDES packet. Link your Profile to FACEBOOK, TWITTER, EMAIL, SOCIAL MEDIA by copying and pasting this link with your SCREEN NAME INCLUDED http://support.equestcenter.org/profile/YOURNAME/

3. Spread the word – Obtain pledges and supporters (Your ride could be worth hundreds or thousands of dollars!)

4. Groups raising over a $1000 will earn a horse coming to your business/school etc, or a special day for your group at Equest Center!

5. Let us know how we can help YOU in your efforts!