Equine Dreamsis a 501c3 not-for-profit organization which provides therapeutic horseback riding and equine assisted activities and therapies (EAAT) to children and adults with disabilities. Started by a parent of a child with special needs, our program began in 1996 and is today a PATH International Premier Accredited Center and PATH, Intl. Higher Education Member. We are dedicated to improving the quality of life for children and adults with special needs. All services are free to our clients. We have a staff of 12 PATH, Intl. Registered Instructors; 1 Advanced, 11 Registered, and mulitple Interns. Our Advanced Instructor is also a PATH, Intl. Associate Evaluator and PATH higher education faculty member.
There is a need for equine assisted therapy in DeKalb, Kendall, Kane and LaSalle counties which has beenconfirmed by the immense interest shown in Equine Dreams. We provide services to over 100 participants weekly.
Equine Dreams is located in Newark, IL. We were blessed with a land donation from Mary Margaret Bieber of almost 15 acres and are in the process of fundraising to develop that land. We began lessons there in spring of 2009.
Riding programs are available year round on an individual basis, determined by the participant's personal physician, therapist and riding instructor.
We have an amazing group of volunteers that make this program run. We are eternally grateful and blessed to have each and every one of them. If you are interested in volunteering, please click on the "volunteer" link in the left hand column to learn more.
We are a PATH, Intl. Premier Accredited Center with a PATH faculty higher education member/ Associate Evaluator, Advanced Instructor and Mentor. We have partnered with Waubonsee Community College to develop an Equine Studies 2 year curriculum that ultimately ends in certification as a therapeutic riding instructor.
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Our very own Sharon Mason, founder and CEO of Equine Dreams, is the 2010 People Magazine "All-Stars Among Us" winner!!!
Thank you toMajor League Baseball, PEOPLE magazine, and the Chicago Cubs!! Click on the above logos to learn more about these great organizations. Equine Dreams is so proud and honored.