The lift in action: thank you!

Monterey Herald's Sukee Bennett describes our program and the benefits of the new lift. Many thanks to the donors who made this possible!

Hello from Lottie K

Lottie Kimball, a former volunteer with Star Riders, now works for the Scottsdale Police Department. More here.

Star Riders Documentary Video

Tom McVicar, a senior at Carmel High School, won 4th place in the SIDocFest. Star Riders would like to congratulate Tom for his accomplishments. The documentary can be viewed by clicking here:

Welcome to Christine Marie's Star Riders

Christine Marie's Star Riders is a therapeutic and recreational horseback riding program for children and adults with special needs. Star Riders is an operating center for PATH (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship, International) with program sites at both the Marina Equestrian Center  in Marina, CA and in Chualar CA.  The 501(c)3 non-profit program is operated by the donations and efforts of our community.

Mission Statement

The mission of CM Star Riders is to maximize the potential of children and adults with special needs to become independent, well-rounded, self-confident individuals by providing therapeutic horseback riding along with recreational and social opportunities and support for the entire family to help eliminate isolation and promote full inclusion in the community.
Christine Marie's Star Riders is an all-volunteer organization. Board directors assume oversight responsibilities for one specific area and act as a "staff." A core group of founding members  supported by over 130 volunteers donate their time daily and do all of the horse care and facility maintenance as well as run the program, do community outreach, recruitment, training, and grant writing. All CMSR therapeutic riding instructors are PATH ( Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship, International) certified instructors who donate their time to the program.

Thanks For Your Support

  • Harden Foundation
  • Nancy Buck Ransom Foundation
  • Elizabeth Hook Armstrong Foundation
  • Monterey Peninsula Foundation - Youth Fund
  • Helen R. Doe Fund of the Community Foundation for Monterey County
  • Salinas Circle for Children
  • Children’s Miracle Network of Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital
  • DoGoodDocs Corp.
  • American Legion - Seaside
  • Kiwanis Club of Monterey
  • American Legion- Marina
  • The Upjohn California Fund
  • Rotary CLub of Monterey Pacific
  • Monterey Peninsula Volunteer Services
  • Friends of Steve Bellone
  • Yellow Brick Road
  • Roney-Fitzpatrick Foundation
  • Marina Motor Sports, Inc.
  • Officer Student Spouses Club of the Navy Post Graduate School
  • State Farm Insurance Foundation
  • Monterey Elks Lodge #1285
  • SaveMart S.H.A.R.E.S
  • CMSR Board Directors
  • ...and our many Friends and Individual Supporters

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