We work with clients experiencing physical disability and injury; mental health issues; developmental disabilities; and chronic illness. Our clients face challenges with cerebral palsy, spina bifida, brain trauma, stroke, and paralysis; multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, and arthritis; PTSD, depression, anxiety, obsessive/compulsive disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Attention Deficit Disorders and many more.

Animal-assisted therapy is ideal for all these situations, providing opportunity for emotional management and awareness, and improving social and relationship skills that help facilitate greater self-esteem, self-expression, confidence, and healthy integration into society.

STARS is also an important community for families and caregivers, providing a unique form of support, respite, release, and understanding.

Contact us for information on signing up for our therapeutic riding program.


“I did it!”

Sarah may not be able to walk, but she can ride, thanks to the help of the volunteers, instructors and contributors of STARS Therapeutic riding is ideal for individuals of all ages – from toddlers to senior citizens – experiencing physical, cognitive, emotional, behavioral, or social challenges. STARS supports each rider with compassion and empowerment, not pity. Our goals don’t limit riders by the same expectations they experience elsewhere in the world.

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

​​​Equine Assisted Services Since 1984