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Special Olympics 2015


Special Olympics 2015


The Equestrian Championship is located in Harvard IL. (near Rockford)

October Friday 23rd , Saturday 24th, Sunday 25th.


Medical forms need to be returned to Kristi at Horsefeathers by September 14th .


Bravehearts at the Bergmann Center, 4950 Route 173 Poplar Grove, IL 61065

All the rides are on Saturday 24th.                   

The show starts at 9:00 please be on time or you could miss your ride

What to wear Equestrian Attire – Dark coat/jacket, Shirt, tan breeches/khakis, boots with a heel are mandatory .


We have a block of rooms resevered at The Clock Tower Resort & Conference Center Home of Coco Key Waterpark located at 7801 E. State Street Rockford, IL. 61108. (815) 229-4025

Please reserve your room by September 23rd to be guaranteed a room at the group rate

Room rates are $99 per night

Water Park Room rates are $139 with 4 water park passes



Friday Night Dinner for Families and Volunteers is at the hotel in the Hospitality Suites from 6:30 to 8:30. There will be a sign up sheet at Horsefeathers for those interested in joining us. Please let us know so that we can order enough food for everyone.

Dinner will include Pastas, Garlic Bread, Italian Beef Sandwiches, Salad, and Desert.


Saturday is the Horse Show at Bravehearts at the Bergman Center

Once the class schedule is released to us will have a better idea of what time people ride.


Saturday evening is Dinner and Dance at the High School for the riders and volunteers.


Sunday the show continues but none of our riders are that day, feel free to stay and watch       

Adult Volunteer Form (pdf)

Minor Volunteer Form (17 and Under) (pdf)

OT's and Speech Pathologists

Attention: OT's and Speech Pathologists! Are you looking for a fun, different, stimulating environment in which to do therapy?

Horsefeathers Therapeutic Riding, NFP is looking for a part time Occupational Therapist and Speech Pathologist to do hippotherapy at Horsefeathers Center in Lake Forest, IL. Hippotherapy (from the Greek word "hippo", meaning horse) is therapy that is done using the horse as a treatment tool.

You do not need to have horse experience in order to do this. Horsefeathers will provide you with the necessary safeguards, controlled environment, and fully trained support team to meet your needs. Hours are flexible, and the work often more satisfying than you may find in a typical clinical setting.

Please contact Kristi Jarosh (Horwitz) for more information on this job opportunity, and see below for more information regarding Horsefeathers' Hippotherapy program.

Horsefeathers Closures 2015

Day of week Date Reason
Thursday January 1 New Years Day
Sunday April 12 Easter
Saturday July 4 July 4th
Fri-Sunday October 23-25 Special Olympics
Thursday November 26 Thanksgiving
Thursday December 24 Christmas Eve
Friday December 25 Christmas Day


We are pleased to announce that we have additional copies of Lynda Vital's wonderful books A New Life for Bud and A Tale of Two Ponies for sale. Softcovers are $15.00; Hardcovers are $20.00. They are available in the office. Please read more about Lynda under "Past Events and Stories " on our website.