What's Happening!

January 29
Open House
5:00 - 7:00 pm

February 25
Junior Vol. Training
5:00-7:00 pm
(ages 10-12)

February 28
Lesson Vol. Training
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
(ages 13 & up)


Volunteer If you are interested in becoming a part of the STAR team, click here for more information.

Rider Sponsorship

Our STAR riders are asked to pay only a portion of the actual cost of lesson fees. We do not ever want to turn away a rider for inability to pay, therefore, we offer Rider Sponsorships to families who need financial help to ride at STAR. If you would like to sponsor a rider so they can experience the therapeutic benefits of the STAR program, please contact the office at 865.988.4711.

$600 sponsors one rider
$1,200 sponsors two riders
$1,800 sponsors three riders
$2,400 sponsors four riders

Horse Sponsorship

Several of our equine partners are in need of sponsors!! This is a great opportunity to contribute to STAR and help with the daily care of our horses. Each sponsorship is $1,250 for one year. These funds help to cover costs for grain, farrier, supplements, veterinary costs, and other items of necessity. Upon becoming a sponsor, your name will be placed on the stall door of your selected horse for a year and you will be mentioned in the next STAR newsletter. Please note your donation is 100% tax deductible.

Horses that need sponsors

Lesson Patron Program

STAR riders pay a portion of the actual cost of lesson fees. However, there are many costs to STAR associated with lessons that do not get passed on to the rider. With your donation, we will be able to continue providing cost efficient services to the disabled population of East Tennessee. Please contact the STAR office at 865.988.4711 for more information regarding the Lesson Patron Program.

Event Sponsorship

STAR needs corporate sponsors for all events including Bridles & Blue Jeans, Hoof It!, STAR Derby Days and the Regional Horse Show. Contact the develpment director by calling 865.988.4711 or email at development[at]rideatstar[dot]org

Barn Cat Sponsor

STAR has 5 barn cats that need to be fed! A $150 sponsorship will cover the cost of food, veterinary care and any thing else these furry critters need.

Wish List

Please consider giving an in-kind gift to STAR.


Do you feed Southern States, Legends, or Triple Crown feeds? If so, you can help STAR significantly reduce our grain costs. It’s simple: Just cut out the Proofs of Purchase (not the UPC code) from each bag you feed and bring them to us. For each proof we submit, Southern States Cooperative, Inc. will give us 25 cents to use to purchase feed! Contributions from this program so far have added up to almost 15% of our grain bill! With your continued support, we can cut our grain costs even more!

STAR is a Participating CFC Charity...

Are you a member of the US Armed Forces or a federal government employee? If not, do you know someone who is? Shangri-La Therapeutic Academy of Riding, is a participating charity in the Combined Federal Campaign. Designate Code 77362 to give to STAR.

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