Therapeutic Horseback Riding   |   Oregon, IL   |   It’s More Than Just A Ride.


There’s no stronger bond than the bond between Horse & Rider.

Our passion is to improve the quality of life for children and adults with physical, mental, emotional, behavioral, or social needs by providing activities and ridin through the interaction with horses.

 We are committed to making a difference in the lives of those in special need. Therapeutic Horse Riding is a great outlet for your loved one with special needs to enable them to grow physically and mentally while enjoying everything nature has to offer.

 Each rider’s weekly lesson includes both riding as well care of the horses. This helps to develop a relationship between the rider and horse. All activities are closely supervised and guided by PATH instructors and volunteers.

Our Programs

Pegasus Special Riders, Inc. is an equestrian program that creates a supportive and dynamic environment to enhance the quality of life for children and adults with disabilities or special needs.

Who Can Ride at Pegasus Special Riders

  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Autism
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Developmental Delays
  • Down Syndrome
  • Learning Disorders
  • Stroke/TBI
  • Many More

Therapeutic Riding Benefits:

  • Helps with following instructions
  • Promotes strength
  • Increases flexibility
  • Develops balance
  • Improves coordination
  • Encourages problem solving
  • Improves motor skills and concentration
  • Builds self-confidence
  • Develops social skills
  • Teaches responsibility

We are excited and eager to meet you and your family.

Complete our Rider Application & Release Form  and email  PLEASE NOTE: Due to our herd’s weight carrying availability our maximum weight limit for a rider is 180 pounds. Participation for riders between 150-180 pounds is subject to horse availability. We will never turn a rider away due to their inability to pay. Scholarships are available for qualified individuals. Please fill out our scholarship application.

We are here to help you along the way and provide you with all the information necessary to begin your journey here at Pegasus Special Riders. Contact us with any questions you have by calling 815.973.3177 or email

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer at Pegasus Special Riders, fill out our volunteer registration form and return via email or contact our office at 815.973.3177.