2024 Sessions
& Camp Dates are Posted!

We are so excited to see our returning riders and to meet new riders! To get started, we require completed forms and payment(s) to secure session and camp spots. 

New to Ready set Ride? Please review the information below to learn about what new riders can expect and details on what our Therapeutic Riding Sessions include.

Is your rider new to horseback riding? 
A Trial Ride Evaluation may be requested to ensure your new rider is comfortable and horses and riding. 

What’s new this year?

Whether your rider is returning or new, we’re looking forward to a fun new  year! We’ve been hard at work at the barn getting ready for Sessions and Camps so we can provide the best possible experience for riders, parents and guardians, volunteers and our animals.

We kindly ask that you review our 2024 Policy Changes for Sessions and Camps:

Please consult the Rider Application Form for all updated policies and rider requirements.

 

Therapeutic Riding Sessions & Camps – Times, Levels & Schedule 

Is your rider ready to start?

Please complete the following three steps to request your Session(s) or Camp:

1

Complete and return the Rider Application Form

Prior to your rider’s Session, complete and upload your Rider Application Form using our online form and make your payment online below.

You may also print, complete and email or mail your form to: 
PO Box 1113, Plainfield, IL 60544-1113 (Payments are due before sessions begin.)

Or bring your completed form and payment to the barn prior to your rider’s session:
13056 Essington Road, Plainfield, IL 60585

2024 Therapeutic Riding Session Request Form

2

Request your Session(s) or Camp and Upload Rider Application

Complete the form below to let us know about your rider and which session(s) are your first and second choices and upload your completed Rider Application form. 

Your rider will be placed in a Session based on their level and horse availability. We will notify you via email to let you know which Session has been selected.

Weekday Sessions are $600.00 (cash or check) or $618.00 (online)
Sunday Sessions are $670.00 (check or cash) or $690.00 (online)
* IMPORTANT NOTE* A DEPOSIT IS REQUIRED TO SECURE YOUR SESSIONS SPOT. A FULL PAYMENT AND RIDER APPLICATION ARE DUE BEFORE THE FIRST DAY OF YOUR SESSION PLEASE SCROLL DOWN TO MAKE A DEPOSIT OR FULL PAYMENT ONLINE, OR BRING A CASH OR CHECK PAYMENT IN PERSON.
2024 Camp I – June 10-14
2024 Summer Camp II – June 24-28
(Mon. – Fri. 9:00am to 12:00pm)
 
* IMPORTANT NOTE* A DEPOSIT IS REQUIRED TO SECURE YOUR SUMMER CAMP SPOT. A FULL PAYMENT AND RIDER APPLICATION ARE DUE BEFORE THE FIRST DAY OF CAMP. PLEASE SCROLL DOWN TO MAKE A DEPOSIT OR FULL PAYMENT ONLINE, OR BRING A CASH OR CHECK PAYMENT IN PERSON.

3

Make a deposit or pay in full to secure your session.
– FULL PAYMENTS ARE DUE BEFORE SESSIONS BEGIN –

Deposits | $100.00 (cash or check) or $103.00 (online)

7-Week Weekday Sessions | $600.00 (cash or check) or $618.00 (online) 

7-Week Sunday Sessions | $670.00 (cash or check) or $690.00 (online) 

Therapeutic Sessions & Summer Camp Full Payments

Therapeutic Sessions & Summer Camp Deposits

Therapeutic Sessions & Summer Camp Remaining Payments

Trial Evaluation Ride

Trial / Evaluation Rides

What if my child has has no experience with horses? 

You can schedule an appointment for a Trial Ride – a one time evaluation. The process will last approximately 15 minutes in length. 

If after your child begins the program and is not able to continue sessions, your remaining fee may be prorated based on the situation.

The fee for a Trial Ride and Evaluation is $50.00 (cash or check) and $51.50 (online).

To request a Trial Ride please email admin@readysetride.org or complete the form:

Therapeutic Riding Session Information

Ready Set Ride Sessions provide equine therapeutic activities to differently abled children. Sessions focus on the students’ abilities to participate in a series of movements and tasks designed by the instructor to work harmoniously with rider and horse. Throughout the session, instructors continually interact with each rider to emphasize activities which stimulate areas of need. Instructors use visual, audible and kinesthetic forms of communication throughout the sessions to make sure the student’s participation is meaningful and enjoyable. From the beginning of the session to the end, you’ll always see a smile on a rider’s face.

Each child’s abilities and challenges are evaluated so we can offer personalized activities and experiences to achieve the best possible results.

Ready Set Ride Therapeutic Recreation Facility offers 7 week riding sessions from April to October and are scheduled to accommodate rider and parent/guardian schedules.

Each 7-week session at Ready Set Ride is guided by:
  • A trained instructor following PATH guidelines who will lead all activities
  • One or two side walkers (rider assistants) who will accompany riders for safety and to ensure activities are completed to the best of the rider’s ability
  • A horse leader to guide horses and assist with ensuring riders and horses are comfortable 

By providing students with extensive personal attention, a greater length of therapeutic time can be spent with activities and  horses. This hands-on approach provides the students with a higher degree of comfort, stability, and control.

Each instructor and volunteer devotes their time to make every session a safe and fun experience giving the students memories for a lifetime.

Yes! If your rider new to horseback riding and you’re not sure about their comfort level, we recommend A Trial Ride Evaluation.

Trial Rides approximately 15 minutes and are $50 (cash or check) and $51.50 online).

We do have a rider weight limit of 150 lbs, as it helps to protect our horses’ backs. However, many factors play into this, to include the horse’s size, the weight of the tack (saddle, etc), how well the rider is able to carry their own weight, and the availability of the horse (we match horse-rider pairings to fit the rider’s needs, and horses get breaks!). If you have any questions about this, please email us directly at admin@readysetride.org

    • $600.00 (cash or check) or $618.00 (online) | 7-Week Weekday Sessions
    • $670.00  (cash or check) or $690.00 (online) | 7-Week Sunday Sessions

      Please note, we rely solely on volunteer assistance to conduct our sessions. Sunday Sessions are the most requested  by families and the most difficult to provide volunteer assistance.

All Riders should wear appropriate shoes, clothing and a helmet. 

Clothing: All riders should wear pants. No dresses, skirts or costumes are allowed except on designated dress-up days.

Shoes: Beginner riders should wear closed-toed shoes. Crocs, sandals, open-toed, slides and steel-toed shoes are not allowed.

Intermediate and Advanced Riders will need to provide their own helmets and  boots with a heel when riding.

Parents or family members assisting their rider are welcome to attend. We do ask that small children not attend if they are not riding, as we do not have staff that can watch over them at the barn while the other family members are in lesson.

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