Welcome to Shining Stars Therapeutic Ministries!

Specializing in therapeutic horsemanship programs with a heart to promote healing, hope & happiness

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COVID-19 Update

April 19, 2020

Our church was going through a series called “DETOURS” when we began to see things rapidly change throughout the world. A sudden change of direction is certainly what we are experiencing now. Navigating through this time is indeed a challenge.

Last week our team made the decision to move forward and begin to schedule our summer riding classes. We are hoping that by June small groups will be able to gather, giving us the go-ahead to begin therapeutic riding. Please keep in mind that we will honor governing officials in any mandates set for PA. but in order for us to proceed with classes we need to be prepared in advance.

If you were signed up for the Spring session you will be receiving a phone call inviting you to return for the Summer session. This includes volunteer staff as well as riders. If you would like to be added as a volunteer this summer please contact Brandy at 717-451-9509 or email sstrmail@gmail.com

Another way to stay updated with what’s happening at Shining Stars is to visit our fb page. We post daily and have added a facebook-live program on Wednesdays and Fridays at 2pm. It’s a fun way to see what life is like at the farm, ask questions, and to learn fun facts about our horses! Please “like” us and share to your friends!

We miss you all and look forward to seeing you again soon.

Hebrews 13:16 “Don’t forget to do good and to share with those in need.”

 

 

Therapeutic Riding

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 needs. Classes are small, relaxed, friendly, and a lot of fun.

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Therapeutic Cart Driving

The Driving Program is open to students of all ages who cannot mount a horse for various reasons, such as size/weight, emotional issues, or wheelchair confinement. Specially-equipped carts have safety features for wheelchair students.

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Silver Stars

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 & Stripes for Veterans

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.

We also offer special needs Ministries & Fellowship opportunities:

Saturday Respite Night • Pappy’s Project • Summer Horse Camps