"...I saw kids who were completely non-verbal begin to use words for the first time. Kids with autism became more focused and attentive. I watched people whose lives were spent looking up from a wheelchair develop a new sense of confidence as they smiled down from the back of a horse. I marveled as people who started out with almost no core trunk strength improved so dramatically that they could actually post a trot with little or no help. And I also discovered the true reason that God had brought beautiful horses into my life, and had helped me survive a catastrophic illness. He had a plan, and that plan was BraveHearts".

~Marge Tautkus Gunnar
Founder

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Bringing hope, joy and unlimited possibilities through the healing power of the horse.

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BraveHearts Therapeutic Riding Center

7319 Maxon Road
Harvard, IL 60033
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Phone: 815-943-8226
Fax: 815-943-8426

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For volunteer opportunities, please contact us at volunteerinfo@braveheartsriding.org


                   

Schedule a Meet and Greet to visit and learn more about our services at Harvard (therapeutic riding, veteran programming, foundation horsemanship and more).

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BraveHearts at The Bergmann Centre

4950 Route 173
Poplar Grove, IL 61065
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Phone: 815.765.2113
Fax: 815.765.0003

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Schedule a Meet and Greet to visit and learn more about our services at Poplar Grove (outpatient clinic specializing in hippotherapy, physical, occupational and speech therapy, therapeutic riding and more).

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Our Partners

 American Airlines     •    American Hippotherapy Association    •     Aurora Vet Center    •        Becca’s Legacy    •     Canine Companions        Capt. James Lovell VA Hospital    •    Department of Children and Family Services         Division of Specialized Care for Children     •    DuPage County Vet Center  •  Easter Seals    •     Experience Works    •    Families of the Fallen    •   Fort Sheridan First Calvary      Goldie B. Floberg Center    
                  The Gracie Center   Hines VA      Illinois Joining Forces      •  Illinois National Guard     •      Jesse Brown VA Hospital    •    Lake-McHenry County Veterans' Initiative     •    Madison VA Outpatient Clinic             McHenry County Adult Program    •   McHenry County College    •    McHenry County Veterans Assistance Commission   •     Midwest Center for the Blind  Milwaukee VA Hospital     •   The Mission Continues                  Mustang Heritage Foundation     •    National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification   •       North Boone School District      •     Northern Illinois Special Recreation Association     •    Oak Park Vet Center  
 Operation Support Our Troops     •   OSCAR Mikes • Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship Intl.      •    PATH Intl. Equine Services for Heroes  Provider Connections     •   PEAK Construction   •    Pioneer Center     Presence Saint Anne            Provider Connections     •    Regional Access and Mobilization Project    •       Regional Alternative School, Winnebago County     •    Rockford Career College    •     Rockford Passages Hospice          Rockford VA Outpatient Clinic   •    Rock Valley College     Salute, Inc.    Saint Coletta's of Illinois          Seguin Services, Inc.    •     Senior Community Services Employment Program                                                    Special Education District of McHenry County       •   Special Olympics of Illinois         Starlight Foundation       The Heart of a Marine Foundation    •    William Shatner's Hollywood Charity Horse Show                        Wounded Warriors