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

It’s been a pleasure talking with so many of you on the phone as we wait to see when we can safely gather together in groups again. I’m encouraged by your words and by the way so many of you are looking out for your neighbors. The daily news doesn’t paint a beautiful picture for us but I am clearly seeing beauty in the people around me.Our team has decided that it would be best to wait till schools open their doors again before Shining Stars begins riding classes. I wish I could be more specific with a date but we know this is a very difficult call for our authorities to make.

If you are a rider or a volunteer, you will receive a phone call announcing our start up as soon as restrictions lift.

In the mean time, find encouragement in these words and keep your eyes on Jesus.

Psalm 121:1-2 I lift up my eyes to the mountains—
where does my help come from?
My help comes from the Lord,
the Maker of heaven and earth.

 

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