STaRS Programs & Costs
Our programs and lessons are "structurally unstructured", which means we have deliberately decided not to attempt to create set programs and lessons, and instead we have opted for giving our certified instructors complete freedom in designing lessons and programs that work for each individual rider.
We have a careful intake program which involves detailed consideration of the special needs of each rider, including any physical, emotional or medical restrictions. We then design the lessons around attaining personal goals or objectives - be it a walk around the ring or the block, being able to control specific movements, interacting with the instructor, following instructions, all the way to trotting unassisted or even attending a horse show. Our instructors keep track of each rider's goals and progresses, and prepares a report at the end of each year outiling the milestones and achievements. This allows everyone to look back, see how far things have progressed, and set new goals!
For more information on becoming a STaR rider:
Our goal is to make therapeutic riding as accessible as possible.
For more information on the costs of our programs and on funding and bursary options: