“From the beginning, EAD's mission has been to help those in our local community. Serving essential workers and helping them process the mental, physical and emotional toll that COVID-19 has had in recent months is our immediate goal. These events have been created to say thank you to the many who have served our local community so well.”

– Deb VanderBand, Executive Director

   The following 3 events are free to these professions:

Pastors & Christian Ministry | September 17 - 6:30pm - 8pm
Mental Health Providers | September 24 - 6:30pm - 8pm
School Educators | October 1 - 6:30pm - 8pm


These sessions are an opportunity to be renewed with others in your professional sphere and release stress, tension and overwhelm. No horse riding involved.

If you’re interested in hosting a private COVID Care event for your team or staff, please email: director@equineassisteddev.org to schedule a 90 minute therapy session with the horses. Pricing for private COVID Care events is discounted to $40 per participant, minimum of 6 participants required (max participants 12).

Please note: Registrations are limited to 8 participants per event and EAD will adhere to 6 feet social distancing and will require participants to bring and wear facemasks. For questions about these events and media coverage, call 616-318-4919 or email director@equineassisteddev.org