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Board Members:

President:

Kori Griffin

Vice President:

Erin Armbruster

Secretary:

Lisa Otten

Treasurer:

Terry Anderson

Volunteer Barn Manager:

Terry Anderson

QUEST was formed by a group of caring and compassionate individuals who came together to rescue a group of horses that had fallen on difficult circumstances. After the initial rescue and rehabilitation, some of these horses were paired with volunteer personnel and area children. Services were provided to those in need of the horse-human connection throughout the summer and fall of 2009. Children rode the horses for enjoyment. Small miracles began happening on our horse therapy night. It was unexplainable, but was real. We saw hope restored and trust renewed in the rescued horses. The children and all of us were changed in some way and none of us were quite the same when the year came to an end.

How could we make this possible again for next year? How could we sustain this seemingly magical place of hope and change? A decision was made to pursue becoming a NARHA (North American Riding for the Handicapped) Member Center and for some of our volunteers to become certified instructors. NARHA added EFMHA (Equine Facilitated Mental Health Assoc.) to the services it offers, thereby expanding our services to add non-riding therapeutic activities. This change will allow us to offer so much more than a riding experience to those individuals who can benefit from communication and learning that Equine Assisted Activities and Therapy can bring to so many in need. Recently, NARHA has changed its name to PATH (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship Int.).

With the help of many giving individuals and donations and charity fundraisers we were able to sustain the horses over the winter. The time and talents of our dedicated volunteers were directed in the pursuit of certification through NARHA to become instructors. We provide enhanced services and educational benefits through horse related activities. We look forward with great excitement and growing expectations to a new season of growth and change. Thank you for your continued support of our new center. Without many of you it would not have been possible.

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Quincy Equestrian Services
& Therapy NFP
Stables Address - 4027 N. 48th
Quincy, Illinois 62305
Mailing Address - 2607 Vermont
Quincy, Illinois 62301

217.242.6367

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