Welcome to Shining Stars Therapeutic Ministries!

Our mission is to provide therapeutic horsemanship programs to children, adults, and families with special needs in order to improve physical, mental, emotional, and social areas of their lives.

Our Vision: We exist to embrace our community with hope and unconditional love by serving individuals with special needs in order to develop strength, build confidence, and achieve goals. At Shining Stars, families get the therapy they need from the horses they love.

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2021 – A Year of New Beginnings 

A few years ago, we started a campaign called “Leaving A Legacy”. This campaign was directed toward the purchase of a permanent residence for Shining Stars and for our equine family. We are excited to announce that on December 28, 2020 Shining Stars purchased the farm where the horses have been housed since 2011. Now we have a home and a second location for ministry opportunities.

God has given us a vision and a heart for those who will benefit from equine therapy. He continues to provide and open doors as we serve those so dear to Him. He is truly a God of love and miracles! We pray you walk in the abundance of His grace as we celebrate 2021. A new beginning!

“Not one promise from God is empty of power, for nothing is impossible with God.” Luke 1:37 (TPT)

 

 

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:

Pappy’s Project • Summer Horse Camps