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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 .


Here are the Patterns


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 .


Note: if you made Reservation at the clock tower please call them to make sure the reservation has been canceled.


We are going to going staying at the baymont info below

Baymont Inn and Suites -Rockford

663 N. Lyford RD

Rockford IL. 61107

815 229-8200


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)

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!

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.

2015 Horse Show Season

Horse Show 1 Friday April 17
Horse Show 2 Friday May 15
Horse Show 3 Friday June 26
Horse Show 4 Friday July 17

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

A reminder to riders wanting to attend the fall Special Olympics, October 23-25, 2015 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.

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

Boy Scouts

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