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Main Stay Therapeutic Farm

6919 Keystone Rd.
Richmond IL 60071
815-653-9374


Tax ID/EIN: 36-3565747
Year Founded: 1987
Last Updated 2016-02-01

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Primary Focus involving horses (Horse Welfare, Public Service, Sport & Recreation):  Public Service

Our organization operates programs involved with providing equine assisted activities and therapies (EAAT) using certified instructors for individuals with special needs.

Our organization is directly responsible for the care and shelter of horses.

Our Mission/How we are involved with horses:
Main Stay’s mission is 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.


Volunteer Opportunities


Therapeutic Riding Program
Minimum Age: 13
Volunteer opportunities include: grooming horses,side-walkers (walk alongside the riders as needed and help add physical and emotional support to riders when necessary), lead the horse for the mounted rider.

Equine & Animal Assisted Program Volunteer
Minimum Age: 13
Animal Assisted ProgramVolunteers assists the facilitator in a variety of ways which could include:Interactions with large horses, small herd animals and other program activities.

Project Volunteer
Minimum Age: 13
There is almost always something that needs attention or repair. Some of the areas we can use volunteers are: Building projects, barn maintenance, property maintenance, gardening, office, an administrative activities.


Wish List Items


Tack And Lesson Equipment
Quarter Horse/Full Bars Western saddle – 16-17 inch seat
Good quality waterproof winter turnout blankets
Tack wipes
Tack Shop gift cards (local or online, i.e., Stateline Tack, Smart Pak)

Farm Maintenance
Gift cards (like Farm and Fleet, Tractor Supply, Big R, hardware or home improvement stores)

Office Supplies
New laptop computer
Gift cards (office supply or discount/department stores)
Camera
Copy paper
Kleenex and paper towels
Liquid hand soap
Septic-safe toilet paper
Clorox wipes
Small, plastic drinking cups (no Styrofoam please)