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Program Details


Membership Fees
  • Fee to participate in the Program : All students ride on a scholarship. The initial evaluation by the licensed physical therapist is a one-time fee of $50.00. Each riding session after that is $20.00.

  • Accessible by Public Transportation: No

  • Transportation Provided by the Program: No


Cowboy Dreams of Illinois is a non-profit organization formed for the purpose of contributing positively through therapeutic horseback riding and hippotherapy to the physical, cognitive, emotional, and social well being of children with special needs in the Chicago area. The program is an Accredited Premier Center of the North American Riding for the Handicapped Association (NARHA). Cowboy Dreams is operated under a licensed physical therapist, a NARHA certified advanced therapeutic riding instructor, NARHA registered instructors, administrators, a certified therapeutic recreation specialist, an executive director, and an elected board of directors.

Therapeutic Riding: Sessions include horse related activities for children with physical, social, emotional, psychological, or behavioral problems. Our therapeutic riding sessions are taught by a certified therapeutic riding instructor. Cowboy Dreams provides � hour therapeutic riding sessions for children on Mondays and Tuesdays.