DONATE 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.


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Riders Challenge 2018

Help our riders rise to the Challenge by supporting them with a donation during this year’s Riders Challenge. During the 3-week theme unit, riders will learn how horses help humans on the cattle ranch, as police and search and rescue partners and in animal assisted therapy sessions. Click on the link below to make a donation in honor of one of our special riders or volunteers. Once on the donation page, select “add special instructions to the seller” and type in the rider or volunteer in order for them to receive credit for the donation.

It's our 30th Anniversary!

Help Change a Life

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”

Dear Friend, 

Thirty years ago two women, an equestrian and a physical therapist, had a dream: to share the unique healing power of horses with individuals who would benefit from the rhythmic and therapeutic movement of riding.

In the beginning each week a bus from the Special Education District of McHenry County would arrive at Main Stay Therapeutic Farm and, for the next two hours, 8 students would enjoy the freedom and therapeutic benefits of riding a horse.

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Main Stay Therapeutic Farm

6919 Keystone Rd., Richmond, IL 60071

Tel: 815.653.9374  Fax: 815.728.1224

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