Help Keep the Barn Doors Open

$5,310 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 58 people in 36 months
Chris Zaletel Bajner
for READY SET RIDE THERAPEUTIC RECREATION FACILITY
 PLAINFIELD, IL


We were introduced to Ready Set Ride back in 2008 as a different form of therapy for our son Jimmy. Jimmy does not walk or crawl on his own and had very low muscle tone. When Jimmy first started riding he would sit slouched over on the horse (pictured above)and just 8 weeks later he was sitting upright on the horse. The results were amazing we were convinced then that as special needs parents, we would do whatever it took to ensure that Jimmy was able to continue this form of therapy.
We ride every Sunday morning April thru October and we never miss a day.
When the economy started to decline a few years ago the costs for hay and the care of the horses started to sky rocket. The owner started to struggle to come up with the money to keep the doors open and when she shared this with us the realization that we could lose this form of therapy for our son. We decided at that point we would do what we could to try and help raise awareness and funds for the barn.
Ready Set Ride is a non-profit organization who operates solely by the donations of family and supporters and as is run by volunteers. All monies raised goes toward helping cover the costs of operating the barn and the upkeep of the horses.
Please visit www.readysetride.org for more information regarding the facility or www.all4jimmy.com for more information about our son Jimmy.
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your donation
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Update 8
34 months ago

It's hard to believe that 2013 is coming to an end. If your year was anything like ours, it simply flies by too fast.

Before the Holidays are upon us, and we are consumed with the hustle and bustle of the holiday please consider making your final donation of the year to Ready Set Ride. They are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization all money raised is tax deductable, and also qualifies towards any company matching policies for donations.

Located in Plainfield Illinois, students as young as three years of age come from all over the Chicagoland area. It is the goal of Ready Set Ride to assist these children in achieving the highest quality of life possible through the use of horses and individualized activities focused on the needs of the student.

Following Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship (PATH) guidelines, Ready Set Ride bases its program n developmental techniques utilizing the horse as a means of mobility for the children. Certified therapeutic riding instructors guide the students and closely monitor their needs and encourage consistent improvement. Therapy is conducted in the form of games on horseback which incorporates physical, speech, occupational, developmental and recreational therapy in one 45 minute session. It's like a Super Therapy for Super Kids!

Please consider supporting the barn.
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Update 7
34 months ago

First there was Black Friday, then Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday. Do you know what today is? It's Giving Tuesday, a day where you can give to others less fortunate before the Holidays.

Many of you make donations to different Charitable organizations during the Holiday Season and today I am asking that you consider making that organization Ready Set Ride. This facility has made a world of difference in the lives of the special needs and terminally ill children that it services. It is a small barn that is run by volunteers and supported by the people who believe in their work like me.

We are very fortunate to have this in our community and I am hoping that you can find it in your hearts and wallets to give a little ( or a lot)today to make a difference.
Please visit www.readysetride.org or www.all4jimmy.com for more information about the barn or Jimmy.

Thanks to everyone and Happy Holidays to all.
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Update 6
36 months ago

Many of you have asked what it costs to run Ready Set Ride. Here is a list of a few of the average costs they incur on a weekly, monthly, yearly basis.

"¢$25.00 provides treats for horses for 1 week
"¢$35.00 provides farrier care to one horse
"¢$50.00 provides one child helmet
"¢$75.00 provides one horse grain for 1 month
"¢$100.00 provides bedding for one horse for 1 month
"¢$250.00 purchases hay for one month
"¢$500.00 provides horse shoes for one horse for 1 year
"¢$1,000.00 purchases one horse saddle

Thank you all for your support !
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Update 5
36 months ago

Does your company do donation matching? Ready Set Ride is a 501(3)c charitable organazation and qualifies for donation matching. Please consider submitting your donations to your company to be matched.
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$5,310 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 58 people in 36 months
Created September 16, 2013
Chris Zaletel Bajner  
All funds raised go directly to:
READY SET RIDE THERAPEUTIC RECREATION FACILITY
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  Plainfield, IL
Tax ID: 364414446
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Donna Vidra
33 months ago

Prayers for continued success in this endeavor to help this 'Special Angel, Jimmy'..continue on in Faith. God Bless you!

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Gary Fazio
33 months ago

Merry Christmas !!

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Pam Turner
33 months ago

Jimmy will be in my prayers along with your family. I pray that he continues to grow in strength and love and faith. God Bless,

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