STARS Programs

Adaptive Horseback Riding

Join us at the STARS Equestrian Center, located at Wandering Creek Ranch. STARS is a member of the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship (PATH).

Learn basic horsemanship, grooming, tacking, horse health and behavior. Interaction with horses, whether mounted or from the ground has a positive impact in the lives of people with cognitive, physical, and behavioral disabilities. Horseback riding can improve core strength, balance, gross and fine motor skill development, and self-esteem.

Group, private, and vaulting lessons are available.

Semi-Private Therapy Riding Lessons

Dates: Depends on Session. Sessions will meet for 6 days of 1 hour lessons.

Session I – June 26 – July 15 (no lessons on July 4th, make up day will be July 7th)
Session II – July 24 – August 11

*Session I and II will ride either on Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Thursday at 8:30 or 10:30*

Cost: $210 per session

Registration: Please call STARS at (970) 870-1950 or email info@steamboatstars.com. Space is limited. Reservations and advanced booking is required.
– More information can also be found on our Participant Information Page as well regarding registration.

Private Lessons

45 minute private lessons are available.

Dates: June 26 – September 22

Times: Depends on the day

Monday – Thursday at 9:45 or 11:30
Fridays at 11:00

*All private lessons must be booked 48 hours in advance*
*No private lessons will be held July 4th, July 7th, Sept 4th, Sept 6th, and Sept 13th*

Cost: $40.00 per lesson

Registration: Please call STARS at (970) 870-1950 or email info@steamboatstars.com. Space is limited. Reservations and advanced booking is required.
– More information can also be found on our Participant Information Page as well regarding registration.

Group Vaulting – NEW for Summer 2017

Interactive Vaulting is an activity in which the participants perform movements on and around the horse. These movements can be very simple such as sitting without holding onto the surcingle or a more elaborate vaulting position move such as kneeling or standing on the horse. It all depends on the individual need of the vaulter.

Interactive vaulting fosters teamwork, teaches respect for the horse, fosters independence, builds confidence, encourages social interaction, offers individualized instruction while mounted, and it introduces all gaits in a short period of time.

Cost/Dates: Depends on Session

Session 1 – $50 – June 30 and July 14
Session 2 – $75 – July 28, August 4, and August 11

Registration: Please call STARS at (970) 870-1950 or email info@steamboatstars.com. Space is limited. Reservations and advanced booking is required.
– More information can also be found on our Participant Information Page as well regarding registration.

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