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EQUI-KIDS Therapeutic Riding Program

2626 Heritage Park Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23456
(757) 721-7350

Our Mission

To provide, promote and support equine assisted activities for individuals who have mental, physical, emotional, social or learning disabling conditions. 

Annual Cross Country 5K & Family Run/Fun Events: 

​8:00am: 1 Mile Run with the Hounds

8:30am: 5K Cross Country Run

9:45am: 1/2 Mile Kids Pony Run

Packet Pick Up: 

Friday, May 5th 3-7pm @ Running Etc, 1940 Laskin Rd #302, Virginia Beach, VA 23454

Saturday (Race Day), May 6th from 7am @ EQUI-KIDS, 2626 Heritage Park Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23456

Adult, Kid, and Canine Friendly!

All finishers receive a medal

T-Shirt included with registration

Run, Jog, and/or Walk (Jogging Strollers Allowed)

Indoor Finish Line Exhibitor/Family Fun Area:

Family Activities, Music, Photos, Food, Beer, Swag & Fun

1 Mile "Run with the Hounds" - $35 (8:00 AM Start)

"Top Dog" Fastest Finish Award
Awards for Top Finisher in Five Canine Weight Classes
Run your Fur-Baby (on leash) 
Water (Bowl) Stops
Free Doggy Sitting During Other Race Events

5K Cross Country Race - $35 (8:30 AM Start)

Professionally timed course

Awards for 1st, 2nd, & 3rd Male/Female

Top Finisher Prize for Each Age Group

Water Stops

Tree Covered Terrain

1/2 Mile "Pony" Fun Run for the Kids - $20 (9:45 AM Start)

Follow an EQUI-KIDS Horse & Rider 

Awards for 1st, 2nd, & 3rd Overall

Children 12 & Under

(1 Adult allowed per child as needed)

EQUI-VETS Military Program

EQUI-KIDS provides the disabled rider with a feeling of freedom and independence that is limited in their everyday life.​

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Therapeutic Riding Program

​Our Vision

The vision of EQUI-KIDS Therapeutic Riding Program is to be recognized as the premier therapeutic riding program in the United States; upholding the highest standards of excellence to serve special needs individuals through our mission-creating impactful, positive, life-changing experiences for our participants, donors, volunteers and the community at large.