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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BTBJ Gala Thank You

Main Stay’s Black Tie & Blue Jeans event raised more than $100k for our therapeutic horsemanship and riding, equine and animal-assisted and adaptive garden programs! Fees paid by clients cover less than 20% of the actual cost—Main Stay relies on events like Black Tie & Blue Jeans to make up the rest. Thank you to those who attended, donated items, and gave their time to make the night such a tremendous success. We are extremely grateful to our event sponsors:


Volunteers needed

Do you have some time to give? Come to a volunteer orientation and/or training session and learn more about the many programs Main Stay offers and how you can help. One-hour orientation sessions will cover information about the farm and volunteer opportunities in all areas of the organization. Attend a hands-on training after the orientation, if you’re interested in working in one of the client programs. Training sessions will cover specific skills needed when volunteering. Upcoming training dates are on the calendar.

Become a Friend of the Farm!

Our hardworking therapy animals need your help! Sponsor a horse, little animal or even the barn cats with a one-time or monthly contribution and become a “Friend of the Farm”. Sponsors receive a certificate with a picture of their animal and depending on your giving level, you could have a special day at the farm with “your” animal and the other adorable Main Stay four-legged team members. Your support will help provide the care necessary to keep our animals healthy and strong.

Contact information

Main Stay Therapeutic Farm

6919 Keystone Rd., Richmond, IL 60071

Tel: 815.653.9374  Fax: 815.728.1224

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