Help us help wheelchair bound veterans
We are looking to improve our service by installing a lift for wheelchair bound veterans and other individuals in our program. The lift would allow us to safely transfer participants to and from the horse. We currently have to lift them by hand which is not ideal. Please consider donating, check out our GoFundme campaign
, and help spread the word!
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: sidocfest.com.
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.
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
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
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
Marina Motor Sports, Inc.
Officer Student Spouses Club of the Navy Post Graduate School
State Farm Insurance Foundation
Monterey Elks Lodge #1285
CMSR Board Directors
...and our many Friends and Individual Supporters