DONATE 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.


Mainstay programs


Overview— Main Stay’s mission driven programs can be the key to open the door of possibility for our clients. Our programs empower children as young as 3, to adults in their 90s, to reach their highest potential through the healing power of the horses, animals, and nature. Each day we work to find the key to help someone unlock their own potential. The horses, small animals and the land itself are all powerful catalysts for change. Change can be as simple and profound as a first step

Like a pebble in a pond, change can also appear over time and space, being able to sit quietly in class later in the week, or a good night’s sleep, or simply the only smile or laughter witnessed by a parent or guardian over the course of the week.

Main Stay accomplishes its mission through our therapeutic riding, equine and animal assisted therapeutic activities programs.

Opportunities to strengthen mind and body abound for individuals facing physical, developmental, emotional and social challenges, including:

  • • Physical strengthening through therapeutic riding
  • • Community building through peer and life skills mentorship
  • • Social and emotional skill development through interactions with animals in a herd/community
  • • Enrichment activities for early childhood-senior populations
  • • Increases in empathetic nurturing behaviors through animal care opportunities.

Contact information

Main Stay Therapeutic Farm

6919 Keystone Rd., Richmond, IL 60071

Tel: 815.653.9374  Fax: 815.728.1224

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