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

June 2020

Precautions are now set in place at the indoor arena. The Observation Room, bathrooms, and arena rail have been freshly painted during the closure. Bathrooms and door handles will be disinfected between every class. We will also limit the number of people permitted in the riding center during lessons.

Classes have a limited number of riders and we are closed to visitors till our county turns to the green phase. Only volunteer staff and participants are permitted on premises. Each rider may be accompanied by only 1 parent in order to keep attendance to a minimum.

The horses are healthy, happy, and staying in shape, although they may have added on a few extra pounds while working from home. I know they are anxious to get back to their very important jobs. Staff is ensuring that all our horses are prepared to welcome riders back in the saddle!

I’d like to express my gratitude to those who reached out to offer help to Shining Stars’ riders and volunteers that are struggling with finances. Since April 3 we have delivered food on a weekly basis to families that have found themselves in a crisis situation due to the stay at home order. You gave over $1000.00 toward the purchase of household necessities plus hundreds of dollars in grocery items. THANK YOU FOR MAKING THIS POSSIBLE!

What a beautiful picture of God’s love as you fulfilled the scripture mentioned in our last newsletter…

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

Well done!!

We miss you and can’t wait to see you for the Summer Session,

Brandy

 

 

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