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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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.

2017 Riders Challenge

Horses have been helping humans throughout the centuries and this year's Riders Challenge will explore the many ways one of our favorite 4-legged friends have shared their gifts and spirit with us. Riders will learn about the Pony Express, farming and riding the Oregon Trail. The Riders Challenge is a fun way to raise funds with this year's donations going towards purchasing 2 new therapy horses. You can support one of our talented riders or dedicated volunteers with a donation in their honor. Contact the farm for a credit card payment or use the link below for a secure online payment.

BTBJ Thank You!

Black Tie Blue Jeans was a resounding success! Main Stay relies on the proceeds from this annual event to help support our programs all year. Many thanks to those who attended, donated and, of course, our generous sponsors. Your support of Main Stay is truly appreciated.

Contact information

Main Stay Therapeutic Farm

6919 Keystone Rd., Richmond, IL 60071

Tel: 815.653.9374  Fax: 815.728.1224

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