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

Annual Black Tie & Blue Jeans Gala

This is our biggest annual fundraiser and proceeds help support our programs all year. Click here to purchase event tickets. If you are interested in becoming an event sponsor, donating auction items or have any other questions, please call Jillian at 815-653-9374 or email With your help we can make this our most successful event ever!


Annual Appeal

We’ve wrapped our Annual Appeal and we greatly appreciate the generous support we have received.  Proceeds from the appeal will go towards funding the programs at Main Stay. Program fees cover less than 15% of our actual costs.  We rely on you, our donors, to cover the rest.  We are so grateful you understand the need for our services and the impact our therapeutic riding and horsemanship, equine and animal-assisted and adaptive garden programs have on the community.

5k Santa Run

The Kiwanis Club of Crystal Lake has another great 5k Run/Walk and 1 Mile Walk planned this year on Sunday, December 4th.  Come join hundreds of 'Santas' and support Main Stay and other local non-profits that impact the lives of kids.  To register or learn more about the race visit  The race is always a lot of fun and your support directly benefits Main Stay!

Contact information

Main Stay Therapeutic Farm

6919 Keystone Rd., Richmond, IL 60071

Tel: 815.653.9374  Fax: 815.728.1224

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