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2012 Spring

It Takes a Village

Raising a child with autism can require help in many different areas. Therapeutic riding offers a wonderful environment for learning and Stevie, a long-time Main Stay rider continues to grow and learn each riding season. Stevie, who is primarily nonverbal and has strength and motor issues, loves coming to his lessons.

2011 Winter

New Year, New Faces!

We’re excited to welcome 3 new faces to the Main Stay team. While you may have met or spoken to her already, we’d like to formally introduce Kim Werner. Kim joined us in October as the new office administrator and has already proven to be a great addition. Kim is responsible for our bookkeeping including student billing, along with handling student paperwork and numerous other office duties. Kim and her family live in McHenry.

2011 Fall

With a Little Help From Her Friends

Meet an amazing young lady, Jessica, who started as a Main Stay volunteer and is now a Main Stay rider after discovering she had Ewing’s Sarcoma, a rare form of cancer that affects the spine. This talented 16 year old has been with the program since she met the volunteer age requirement and it quickly became apparent that Jess was a well-rounded horsewoman capable of sidewalking, grooming, and leading.

2010 Winter

Broadening Our Horizons

Over the last several years, Main Stay has been steadily expanding our programming. We now offer equine assisted activities to a wide range of individuals and groups as young as three and as old as ninety-three! The barn is buzzing with activity both morning and night as we meet the needs of a wide variety of clients. They include our traditional therapeutic riding students as well as sessions with other social service agencies in a group format.

2010 Summer

New Faces, New Opportunities

Main Stay was fortunate to be able to add eight new riders to the schedule beginning this Spring. Our new group varies greatly in many ways including age and the distance they travel to the farm, but the one component they all have in common is their love of being at Main Stay.

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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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