Current Events

Spring 2014 Fundrasier

Horsefeathers Therapeutic Riding Center joined with its friends and volunteers for its Spring Fundraiser at Trax Tavern and Grill in Deerfield. Questcor helped make the event a success with its generous corporate sponsorship. The event featured a silent auction and its annual Run for the Carrots. Some of the auction items included: Anirondack patio chairs, Marco Islands Vacation Package and tickets to various Chicago sporting events. Horsefeathers wishes to thank all of those who attended and provided support in the form of donations for the silent auction and their even more valuable time. The Run for the Carrots was won by Apollo followed by Scooby, and then Red Rover.

Fall Fundraiser

Will be held at Elawa Farm on October 11, 2014. More details will come later.

Spring Fundraiser


Hello all, we hope you come out to our annual spring fundraiser. This year it will be at Trax Bar and Grill in Deerfield IL. The time will be 6 P.M. to 9 P.M. and will include food, wine, and beer. We will have a silent auction with something for everyone. Also we will have our "Race for the Carrots" finish line at the event, the winner (the horse that gets the most money) will get the honorary race winner title along with a whole bag of carrots.

The ticket price is $60 ($20 will be tax deductible), please stop by the office or mail to 1181 Riverwoods Rd. Lake Forest IL 60045 with your RSVP and payment or you can click "donate" above in the menu and put in the description "Trax spring fundraiser."

Invite friends and family. The deadline to get your tickets is April 27th. After April 27th and at-door ticket price is $75.00.

The event is on May 3th from 6P.M. to 9 P.M.


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.

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.

Please Help If You Can

Horsefeathers is in need of help with our annual events for this year. If you are interested in helping us out and can commit time leading up to and through the event (or some combination thereof), please sign up at the barn or call Horsefeathers. Assistance is needed in such things as donating or obtaining items for the silent auction; setting-up; cleaning-up; helping at horseshows, etc. Thank you!

Horsefeathers Closures 2014

Day of Week Date Reason
Wednesday January 1 New Years Day
Sunday April 20 Easter
Friday July 4 4th of July
Fri.-Sun. October 24-26 Special Olympics
Thursday November 27 Thanksgiving
Wednesday December 24 Christmas Eve
Thursday December 25 Christmas Day

Boy Scouts

1st Sunday of the month, 4:30 P.M. - 6:00 P.M.

2014 Horse Show Season

Horse Show 1 Friday April 11
Horse Show 2 Friday May 16
Horse Show 3 Friday June 20
Horse Show 4 Friday July 18

All horse shows start at 6PM on the day listed above.

A reminder to riders wanting to attend the fall Special Olympics, October 24-26, 2014 All riders must be at least 8 years old and have a cognitive disability. You must place in at least 2 of Horsefeather's horse shows to be eligible to qualify for the Special Olympics. Horsefeather's horse shows will be running through summer.

$1,000 Raffle

Our annual raffle for your chance to win the $1,000.00 prize will be running from May through July. The drawing will be held at the end of the final horse show on July 18th. You do not need to be present to win.