To encourage, enrich and empower individuals through the therapeutic benefits of horses, animals and nature in an uplifting and nurturing setting. Main Stay is a place where bodies are challenged, minds embrace possibilities, and spirits are renewed.



News and Events

Main Stay's Annual Appeal

Dear Friends,

I remember when Caitlin started riding last summer. I always knew when she arrived— her crying resonated through the halls and she often dropped to the floor as her mom encouraged her to make her way down the long hallway to the riding arena.

Caitlin is a very active 11 year old girl who has autism spectrum disorder and uses non- verbal communication which can make the world a very frustrating place for her.

Riders Challenge 2019

Main Stay’s Annual “Riders Challenge” begins Monday July 8th and runs through Saturday July 27th! Help our riders raise funds to purchase new, and care for our current, extraordinary horses. Take the Challenge…

“It takes a very special horse to work at Main Stay. Our horses have to be very quiet, well-trained and kind. The Rider’s Challenge event raises funds to purchase and care for our extraordinary horses.” Help us reach our goal of $15,000 so that we can continue to Inspire Unbridled Joy!

Jockeys & Juleps Gala

Main Stay’s Annual Jockeys & Juleps Gala—Friday, May 3, 2019 at Starline Factory in Harvard!  Join us for this fun-filled Derby-themed event--dinner, entertainment, great silent auction items, raffles and more! 

Proceeds support Main Stay’s therapeutic riding & horsemanship, animal and equine-assisted learning and adaptive gardening programs.  

Can’t attend but still want to help? Consider donating an auction item or becoming an event sponsor. For more info and to purchase tickets call the Main Stay office at (815)653-9374.

Contact information

Main Stay Therapeutic Farm

6919 Keystone Rd., Richmond, IL 60071

Tel: 815.653.9374  Fax: 815.728.1224

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