Ready Set Ride
13056 Essington Road
Plainfield, IL 60585
Call the barn: (815) 439-3659
P.O. Box 1113
Plainfield, IL 60544-1113
2013 Volunteer Training - New and Returning Volunteers
Training sessions will be held at the barn on the following dates/times:
Every returning volunteer MUST attend the Mandatory Training (Sun. March 17th).
Every new volunteer must attend the Side-walker training ($25.00 fee per person).
Current Volunteer Waiver forms (4 pages) must be submitted prior to attending any of the above trainings.
At the Mandatory Training, we will also be asking for your commitment to a minimum of 2 hours per week, for 8 weeks. Riders are currently signing up, and we believe we will have sessions:
Tuesdays 500pm and 600pm, so we 'll need you at the barn from 400pm to 700pm
Wednesdays 500pm and 600pm, so we 'll need you at the barn from 400pm to 700pm
Thursdays 500pm and 600pm, so we 'll need you at the barn from 400pm to 700pm
Sundays 11a, 12n, 1p, 2p, and we'll start at 930am cleaning the barn.
We will be using your commitments to put together teams of rider, horse, leader, and side-walkers.
Spring sessions start Sunday April 7th and end Sunday June 2nd.
Saturday, May 5, 2012 from 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Come join us for some fun activities. Discover the services and meet the horses.
4th Annual Benefit Auction
Ready Set Ride's premier fundraiser was held on October 10, 2009. Themed "Ready Set Round Up!" it included an evening of relaxing music, cocktails, raffle items, silent auction and dinner. The auction was held at the American Legion Hall 934 Rte. 34 in Yorkville.
Horse Show at Dassenbrook Farm
On Sunday, August 16th, a number of our riders attended a horse show at Dassenbrook Farm in Elburn, Illinois. There was such excitement in the air as our riders gathered around the arena to showcase what they had learned. We actually didn’t know who was more nervous, the riders, their parents, the volunteers or Miss Lisa (my guess was Miss Lisa). As each group entered the arena they had to have their horses back up, reverse and walk on among other things. The tension built when they also had to answer some very tough questions from the judge. In the end, they all performed very well and Ready Set Ride brought home many Blue Ribbons!!! Congratulations to everyone who rode. We are so proud of you!! Many of the riders asked when they could compete again. We are hoping some time next year. We wish everyone could have seen all the smiles, laughs, and high fives. It was a glorious day.
Ready Set Ride Newsletters
Channel 32 FOX News Good Day Extra Morning Show. Shout Out: Helping on Horseback.
February 10th, 2009: Trib Local - Ready Set Ride: A Cure For The 'Grumpity Schmupities'
June 5th, 2008: Kendall County Reporter - Therapy on Horseback
April 14th, 2008: The Naperville Sun - Horsing Around
February 18th, 2008: The Naperville Sun - Lisa Afshari, Director of Ready Set Ride