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

2015 Founders Award Winner

Congratulations to Jean O’Brien, the recipient of the 2015 Founders Award! The Founders Award recognizes a special volunteer who goes above and beyond and upholds the Main Stay values. Jean received her award at the Year-end Recognition Party, a day to celebrate all our wonderful volunteers and riders’ accomplishments. Jean was speechless as her name was read!

Santa Run 2015

Have you always wanted to run a 5K race dressed as Santa? If so, here’s your chance-- the Crystal Lake Kiwanis Santa Run for the Kids on Sunday, December 6th! The Crystal Lake Kiwanis put on a great 5K with all the proceeds benefiting several organizations, including Main Stay. The race begins at the Raue Center in Crystal Lake and all participants receive a Santa suit to wear during the race. It’s a wonderful and healthy way to kick off the holiday season!

Special Olympics

Fun was had by all at the recent Illinois State Equestrian Special Olympics event held on Saturday, October 24th and Sunday, October 25th. The weekend was a wonderful time to showcase our riders’ skills and celebrate their accomplishments which included 2 gold, 3 silver, and 4 bronze medals as well as a 4th place and two 5th place finishes! It’s a joy to see how proud the riders and their families are as they compete in their various equestrian disciplines of showmanship, dressage, trail class, English and western equitation.

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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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