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Bridles and Blue Jeans

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Story and photography by Johnna Easter

Shangri-La Therapeutic Academy of Riding (STAR) hosted its annual Bridles and Blue Jeans recently. The event featured both silent and live auctions, a sit-down dinner, DJ, photo booth, as well as everyone being able to meet Mater, Apache, Dagur, Sampson and the entire herd during the cocktail hour. Proceeds from the evening went to support STAR and its mission to foster personal achievement by providing therapeutic experiences using horse related activities for persons with disabilities or other special challenges. STAR currently serves 245 individuals with a total of 16,780 hours of Equine Assisted Services through their programs: Therapeutic Riding, Heroes & Horses, Changing Strides and Minis in Motion.

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