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Save Equi-Ed Capitol Campaign

Your Support is Needed! We need to raise a minimum of $45,000 by December 15 in order to keep us in operation for 2024.

Our Mission

Enhancing lives through the therapeutic power of the horse since 1993. 

Our Programs

Equi-Ed offers year-round programming in riding and horsemanship. Each is specially designed to enhance the therapeutic, social and educational benefits equine assisted activities has to offer individuals. Students of all ages and backgrounds participate in riding and horsemanship as well as competition opportunities if they are so inclined.

Why Horses?


​Therapeutic riding helps students become healthier as it increases balance, muscle control and strength. Horseback riding gently and rhythmically moves the human body in a manner similar to the human walking gait thereby providing the upper and lower body sensation and mental image of walking. It stimulates passive exercise, which increases cardiovascular, muscular and respiratory strength.

Our Students

Equi-Ed offers to students with and without disabilities who participate in therapeutic riding, the opportunity to experience physical, emotional, and mental benefits. Read more about becoming a student.


All participants, volunteers and staff are required to be fully immunized for COVID. At this time mask wearing is optional. 

Congratulations to long time volunteer Bev Winton for being awarded the Presidential Volunteer Service Award, recognizing her over 1400 hours of service to Equi-Ed 2020-2021! The award was given to her at our yearly volunteer update and appreciation brunch in February.

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Seeking Volunteers

We welcome you to attend one of our info or training sessions at the program in Santa Rosa find out how you can join our Equi-Ed team! You will tour the facility, meet some of our horses, volunteers and staff, and observe a lesson. We're here to answer any questions you might have and give you info on how to become a weekly volunteer! We look forward to seeing you soon!

In Memorium...

Equi-Ed-is deeply saddened by the passing of Bill Cresta whose ranch we have called home for the past 9 years. Bill requested any donations in his memory be made to Equi-Ed-to continue the life enhancing work we do with horses and individuals with disabilities. We will miss our dear friend and ardent supporter. Thank- you. 

Donations may be made through our website, or by mailing a check to Equi-Ed1535 Farmer's Lane #217. Santa Rosa, CA 95405 

Join Equi-Ed as a volunteer, and experience the transformative power of compassion, connection, and horses while making a profound difference in the lives of those we serve.

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