Special Olympics 2015

Congratulation to all the athletes at Special Olympics!

Horsefeathers won 7 gold medals, 4 silver medals, 2 bronze medals, and 7 ribbons.

To see the full story : Special Olympics 2015

Special Olyimpics 2015

Special Olympic T-Shirts are available for sale $15. Ask at HF for more info sizes S, M, L, XL

Spring Fundraiser at Trax

A Big Success: Horsefeathers' Fourth Annual Spring Fundraiser at Trax

Hearty thanks to all the people who helped out with this fun event! Thanks to all who gathered silent auction items, those who made beautiful gift baskets, the set-up and decorating crew, and a huge thanks to everyone for coming out for a night of good spirits and camaraderie. A crowd of 85 - old friends and new - enjoyed great food and beverage and a sweet video of some magic moments of hippotherapy. Over 100 silent auction items, large and small, afforded opportunity to support the program and enjoy new-found treasures (and inspired some good-natured bidding wars!)

All spring, friends of Horsefeathes have been "cheering on" and chipping in to show their support for their favorite horse in the "Race for the Carrots". The Trax event is the last burst of effort in the stretch before the finish line. This year's winners are: Scooby Doo (1st), Ice (2nd), Apollo (3rd). Then Captain, Rover, Tonka, Chance, Peter Pan, Tye, and Bud. After the winners were announced, one of the ponies was reportedly overheard saying, "Just wait until next year!" 

Race for the Apples

The Race for the Apples has crossed the finish line! First place goes to Scooby Doo, followed by Apollo, Ice, Peter Pan, Captain, Bud, Chance, and Red Rover. Thanks to everyone who participated to help make this the best horse race yet!

Run For the Carrots results: Apollo was first, followed by Scooby then Red Rover, Captain, Chance, Bud, Peter Pan, and Ice

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!

ABC 7 News Story 2012

Horsefeathers made the news with a story by ABC 7's reporter Karen Meyers, featuring riders from Keshet enjoying rides with our wonderful horses. Even more compelling than the interview explaining what therapeutic riding is, was the video of these very special riders. The image of the team required for each lesson - horse, leader, instructor, sidewalker, and rider - all working together toward a common goal, is powerful, and all of us at Horsefeathers are grateful to ABC 7 for telling our story.

Fall Fundraiser

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

The Rainbow Bridge – Lynda Vital (1952-2011)

me scatmanEveryone connected with Horsefeathers has been touched by our dear friend Lynda Vital – volunteer extraordinaire, resident artist, seamstress, published author, and jack-of-all-trades creative force. Her ready laugh, irreverent wit, generous spirit, and boundless good will graced Horsefeathers through good times and hard times, sustaining horses and humans alike.

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$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.

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.


Horsing Around at Special Olympics 2013

Horsing Around at Special Olympics 2013 - Horsefeathers Goes for Gold

Poplar Grove, IL, was popping with excitement when a group from Horsefeathers Therapeutic Riding, NFP in Lake Forest made their annual trip for the Illinois Special Olympics. Fifteen riders from Lake and Cook County traveled with their families to compete in Equestrian Events held on October 26 at BraveHearts Therapeutic Riding, in the Bergmann Centre stables.


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Naperville Sun Eion 2011

One of our riders was featured in an article for the NapervilleSun. Check out the article online.

Hippotherapy - A Horse's Healing Power

Hippotherapy - A Horse's Healing Power

Boy Scout Crew & Troop 333

Boy Scout Crew & Troop 333
1st Sunday of the month, 4:30 P.M. - 6:00 P.M.