WAYS YOU CAN HELP
At Bright Star Stables, we are a 501 (c)(3) non-profit therapeutic center, governed by a board of directors, that gives riders with disabilities a place to learn. All of our students are charged fees for their lessons, discounted to make therapeutic riding more affordable for their families. These fees cover only 30% of our operating costs. In addition, a limited number of need-based scholarships are available.
In order to meet our operating budget, we rely on fundraising and special events, gifts, grants, and donations to account for the majority of our income. Donations are vital to our success and the success of our riders! Below you’ll find a list of sponsorship opportunities. Areas that we need assistance with include: helping students with the cost of lessons, care for the horses, riding equipment and maintenance of the trailer and barn. There’s also a list of horse and tack supplies that can be donated.
A small donation goes a long way to support our riders and horses. We truly appreciate your assistance in helping our riders achieve their goals.
You are truly amazing.
Our volunteers donate more that 3000 hours of service each year. We certainly could not do what we do without their help.
All volunteers that work directly with the horses must be at least 14 years of age. This is not our rule, but is a requirement of the insurance company that insures our program. That doesn’t mean that we can’t find other ways for young adults to help out! There are ALWAYS projects on a farm, and we will always welcome a helpful hand. Volunteers do not have to have prior horse experience. We require an open heart for those we are trying to help, a positive attitude, a constant awareness of safety for not only yourself but also our riders, and a willingness to grow in equine knowledge and expertise.
If you are interested in becoming part of the Bright Star Stables family, please let us know.
Volunteers must complete this required packet of information. Please print and complete these forms and bring them with you on your first day of helping out.