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.
Our riding programs help children and adults get unique rehabilitative therapy. Students work on physical, social, emotional & cognitiveve concepts as they ride & receive instructon 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 a therapeutic class for those who cannot mount a horse for various reasons, such as size/weight or wheelchair confinement. Specially-equipped carts have safety features for wheelchair students. Open to all ages. 45-minute classes held weekly for 10 weeks. $25.00 per class.
Shining Stars offers a variety of ways to incorporate horses into a weekly physical routine that helps to strengthen muscles, as well. 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 Shining Stars’ 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!
Special needs class 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. Please call ahead so we know how many to plan for.
A ministry providing hand-made fleece blankets to cancer patients. Students learn how to show empathy & caring for those who are ill by making the blankets.
The Shining Stars mission is to offer therapeutic programs for children, adults, and families to help improve physical, mental, 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.