Current Events

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.

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 May 1st for $60, after that and at-door ticket price is $75.00.


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

 

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 2015

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

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.

Books

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.

Boy Scouts

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