It’s All Connected to Community

Whether it’s arena lessons, summer camps, volunteer training, veterans’ work or ministry classes, Shining Stars programs are life-changers.

Horsemanship Programs

Our riding programs help children and adults get unique rehabilitative therapy. Students work on physical, social, emotional & cognitive concepts as they ride & receive instruction geared to their individual goals. Classes are small, relaxed, friendly, and a lot of fun. 45-minute classes for individuals with physical, mental or emotional special needs. Meets once a week per session, $25.00 per class.

Cart driving provides physical activity which can improve balance, coordination, muscle tone and strength. The student may be required to lift and place harness pieces on the horse, using large muscle groups such as the triceps, biceps and core. Students may also learn to buckle the harness, using small muscles and dexterity control. 

 Practice and application of mental skills are also an important part of the driving program, especially with concentration, perception, motor coordination, and awareness of surroundings. Building trust, improving self – confidence and fostering a sense of independence are valuable emotional areas which may show student growth.

The Shining Stars cart driving program offers students a challenge to try something unique and different from any other sport.

Open to all ages. 45-minute classes, $25.00 per class.

Silver, Stars offers a variety of ways to incorporate horses into a physical routine that helps to strengthen muscles. Silver Stars provides equine therapy effective in helping older folks who suffer from depression, feelings of agitation, anxiety, and other psychological issues.

Stars and Stripes is an innovative program designed for military veterans’ needs. All veterans, from any era, are welcome to participate with us in “natural horsemanship” and many other therapeutic endeavors, including grooming and horse behavior. Read more…

Ministries & Fellowship

Students of all ages can share in a Bible lesson, craft, games & social interaction while caregivers may attend the 9:15 worship service at Freedom Valley. No pre-registration needed, just come to the desk in the lobby.

Special needs class held in the therapeutic riding arena offering activities to allow parents & caregivers some free time from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. every Saturday. Snacks, crafts, games, Bible lesson, and social interaction. Geared toward those 16 and older. Please call ahead so we know how many to plan for. 717-398-8327

A ministry providing hand-made fleece blankets to cancer patients. Students learn how to show empathy & caring for those who are ill by making blankets for them.

The Shining Stars mission is to offer therapeutic programs for children, adults, and families to help improve physical, cognitive, emotional, and social areas of their lives. Horsemanship programs are held in an indoor riding arena/therapeutic learning center which allows for year-round programming.