Victory Reins Therapeutic Riding Center
Rating: 4.99 stars 106 reviews
Location: 11900 W Offner Rd Peotone IL 60468 USA
Results: Since inception in Oct 2007, we have grown from 5 students to 40 plus steady students in additon to hosting special needs groups for day trips to the farm. We educate them with hands on learning experience with all the animals on the farm in a safe and supervised environment. The benefits impact them physically, cognitively and psychologically. These aspects of the session awaken their awareness, increase coordination and attention span, along with giving them a CAN DO attitude to succeed in life. Providing volunteer opportunities for school groups, individuals and community service workers to enable them to give back to their communities.
Target demographics: Handicapped, disabled or special needs people Volunteers who want to assist people with disabilities in the South Chicagoland area and surrounding suburbs.
Direct beneficiaries per year: 40 plus special needs students with various disibilities like CP, MS, Autism, ADHD, Learning disibilities,Speech delays etc.and their families, plus groups from Elim , Cornerstone, St. Colletta's, The Lions Club, various preschools, Girl scouts, Brownie groups and youth groups.
Geographic areas served: Northern Il.
Programs: Riding sessions that takes therapy out of the clinical setting and puts it in a safe and fun environment. Horse/animal care education and hands on experience.
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I helped Elim Christian schools and got to know Sandy and her barnload of friends. So many good animals and people helping out others. She had also helped me get to know more people at the Hansen barn too. What they do to help people ride horses is amazing.
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I have been to Victory Reins several times and just love the atmosphere there. The horses there are so patient and well-mannered. The staff and volunteers really love what they do and are so caring and kind to the clients. A wonderful place to visit and participate!
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I would hope they could have more horses to benefit the clients who come in.