School for Therapeutic
and Recreational Riding
3180 S. Mount Zion Rd.
Decatur, IL 62521
Phone: (217) 864-2463
Welcome to STARR!
We are a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization located in
Decatur, IL. Our mission is to provide therapeutic
horseback riding for children with special needs.
Benefits of therapeutic horseback riding include:
- Increased self-esteem
- Improved confidence
- Enhanced muscle tone
- Better coordination
- Plus, it's fun!
STARR is proud to be a 100% volunteer organization.
None of us are paid. Every penny donated goes
directly into providing for the therapy horses and
helping special needs children in the community!
What We Provide:
STARR provides group therapy riding sessions for special needs
children in June and July. We also can host field trips for schools
and organizations as well as riding birthday parties! STARR
operates April through October.
Contact us today at 864-2463 if you want to volunteer or have a
riding field trip or birthday party at STARR. If you want to visit
STARR at a time when there is not a scheduled event, please call to
set up an appointment.
We are sorry, but we do not offer trail rides, riding lessons, or board
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STARR has a covered riding arena with ceiling
fans and covered seating area for plenty of
shade for riding events and birthday parties!
Safety is important to STARR. We have received
a safety award each year!