Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley
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Equine Dreams Receives $20K Grant From Community Foundation

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Sharon Mason, CEO

Equine Dreams would like to express its gratitude to the Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley for awarding us with $20,000 for fencing.  We will use this money to fence in our horses at our new property, which is located in Newark, IL.  After 10 years of utilizing “borrowed” land, we recently acquired our own property from a generous land donation from Mary Margaret Bieber.  In 2008, Equine Dreams broke ground at our new site, and are currently planning our new facility.

Equine Dreams is a not-for-profit therapeutic riding program dedicated to providing free sessions to children and adults with disabilities.  The horse provides a unique multidimensional therapy tool.  We provide services to 3 surrounding counties, and in 2008, we had over 100 participants each week.  Our program is unique in that we provide services at no charge.  Our very qualified staff is all volunteers; with 6 certified therapeutic riding instructors, including one physical therapist and one occupational therapist.

Our heartfelt thanks go out to the Community Foundation for their continued support of our mission.  We appreciate their confidence in our ability to continue to provide a truly unique and beneficial service to this community.  The Community Foundation is a non-profit corporation that administers philanthropic charitable funds and distributes grants to benefit the Fox River Valley Area.

For more information on Equine Dreams, visit our website at

(630) 896-7800