​​​Providing Animal Assisted Therapies Since 1984


Our Motto



Meet the dogs

Our dogs go on hospital visits, school visits, to the public library, and so much more!  Read more...

Meet the staff & Board

Our staff & board work extremely hard to keep STARS moving forward.  Read More...

Meet Our Team


Meet the horses

Our horses are the true therapists in the horse part of our program. Read More...

STARS Therapeutic riding is ideal for individuals of all ages experiencing physical, cognitive, emotional, behavioral, or social challenges. STARS supports each rider with compassion and empowerment, not pity. 

The purpose of the Special Troopers Adaptive Riding School, Inc. (STARS, Inc.) is to provide persons with disabilities with an animal-oriented therapeutic, rehabilitative and recreational program that will contribute to their physical and emotional health.

712.239.5042 - 33148 K-22, SIOUX CITY, IOWA 51108


STARS is a totally unique and inspiring volunteer experience all on its own. As part of one of Siouxland’s most established non-profit organizations, you will learn and grow through the positive and powerful ways horses can transform human lives.