Shooting Star Ranch / T.H.E. Center
Riverside County, California
Soniya Haffiner, T.H.E. Center Executive Director
Ric Stephens, AEI-CASC
5 acres [2 hectares]
T.H.E. (Therapy for Handi-capable Equestrians) Center, Inc./Shooting Star Ranch provides, recreational, educational, social, and therapeutic services for children who have had their lives disrupted through physical disabilities, including learning disabilities and children effected from physical and non physical abuse. T.H.E. Center provides therapeutic and recreational equine assisted activities, arts and music programs, social programs, and child abuse prevention programs for children and adults with a variety of emotional and physical disabilities. Instructors are certified through the North American Riding for the Handicapped Association (NARHA).
Ric Stephens volunteered his time to help plan this equestrian center and process the County Plot Plan application.