Hope Reins operates its therapy programs out of The Ranch of Hope Reins in Hampshire, IL. The Ranch of Hope Reins is a 501C3 non-profit ranch dedicated to horse rescue and equine therapy for at-risk children and their families. The Ranch is owned and operated by Kristine and Tom Pienkowski. There are multiple pastures and an indoor arena on the property. If you would like to hear more about The Ranch, or donate to help at-risk children get needed mental health services, go HERE.
Our herd currently consists of six horses, a mini donkey, and a mini horse. But since The Ranch rescues horses, our equine herd may change at any time! In addition to horses, you may also meet our self-appointed therapy cat "Brother" as well as various unnamed frogs, toads and other wild critters. Lola our therapy dog works on Fridays with Sheryl Johnson, LCPC.
The Ranch is beautifully situated on rolling hills amidst towering oaks and pine trees. We have a two ponds, many lily pads, a gazebo and pavilion. Whether you are visiting as a client or waiting on a loved one, it is our prayer that you will feel refreshed and renewed.
To get started, or if you have questions, please email us or call Director Debbie Hirschberg at
Hope Reins serves families, teens and individuals in the greater Fox Valley and Chicago, IL area including Elgin, Hoffman Estates, Barrington, Barrington Hills, Batavia, Geneva, St. Charles, Hampshire, Huntley, Algonquin, Lake in the Hills Crystal Lake, Bartlett, Carol Stream, Warrenville, West Chicago and Wheaton.