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All Star Equestrian Center
6601 FM 2738, Mansfield, TX 76028
www.geocities.com/allstarfound

The All Star Equestrian Center is located in Mansfield, Texas on 33 acres, most of which is wooded. The facility is first class and has a 100′ x 200′ indoor arena, volunteer area, family waiting area, and observation deck. A playground has been constructed on the property so that a trip to the All Star Equestrian Center will be an enjoyable one for the entire family.

Faithful Friends Animal-Assisted Therapy (AAT) Ministry
207 Briarwood Court, League City, TX 77573
www.faithfulfriendsaat.org

Faithful Friends AAT is a group of volunteers who have a common desire to spread joy and happiness to those who are in difficult situations by visiting them with their pets. God has given each of us special gifts. We need to share those gifts with those who need them. These pets have a very special way of demonstrating God’s unconditional love. They don’t care what you look like, whether you had a bad day or a good one, or whether you have physical or emotional pains. They love you just the way you are all the time. This is what people who are in long-term care facilities or recovering in rehabilitation hospitals need most of all – to be loved just the way they are!

Ride On Center for Kids (ROCK)
P. O. Box 2422, Georgetown, TX 78628
www.rockride.org

Founded in 1998, ROCK is a 501(c)(3) non-profit therapeutic riding program devoted to the special needs population of Williamson, Texas and surrounding counties. It also is an operation center of NARHA (North American Riding for the Handicapped Association). ROCK offers physical therapy, therapeutic riding, Special Olympics, horse shows and therapeutic vaulting. Located on 20 acres of fenced and cross fenced lush pasture dotted with big shade oak trees, ROCK’s facility is a haven for horses and humans alike.

Riding Unlimited
9168 T.N. Skiles Road, Ponder, TX 76259
www.ridingunlimited.org/

Founded in 1990, Riding Unlimited is a 501(c)(3) non profit organization dedicated to providing a therapeutic horsemanship program for the North Texas disabled community. We currently operate on our 49-acre facility in Ponder, Texas with our 14 therapy horses and almost 200 volunteers.

Self-Improvement through Riding Education (SIRE)
Route 2 Box 56, Hockley, TX 77447
Phone: 281-356-7588  Email: PatRoddy@aol.com

SIRE is one of approximately 500 therapeutic riding centers accredited by the North American Riding for the Handicapped Association (NARHA). SIRE has been providing physical, emotional, educational, and recreational benefits to people with disabilities in the Houston area since 1983.

SPCA of Texas and Dallas County Youth Village
Dog Obedience Training Program
362 South Industrial Boulevard, Dallas, TX 75207
www.hsus.org/firststrike/2001week/fs_featured_program.html

The SPCA of Texas and the Dallas County Youth Village are pairing incarcerated youths with homeless dogs, and both are learning important skills. The youths are selected from the Dallas County Youth Village residential treatment program for boys between the ages of ten and seventeen. The dogs are ones that the SPCA of Texas has identified as in need of some additional attention, socialization, and training in order to find good homes.