Welcome to Stars & Strides


Stars and Strides' mission is to be the cornerstone of North Central West Virginia for Equine Therapy. We are a nonprofit organization focused on improvements in quality of life through partnerships with horses. Stars and Strides is a 501(C)3 Founded, Incorporated and Chartered by a Board of Directors in 2014. In addition to the Board of Directors, the organization falls under the council of a wide field of experts who serve as the advisory board members. These include: Mental Health and Physical Therapists, Special Needs Educators, Equine Assisted Learning Facilitators, Attorneys, Medical Personnel, CPA's, and Horse Trainers.


See in a video by Big Pup Film how therapeutic riding at Naples Therapeutic Riding Center helped Kendra achieve her goals.

Equine Assisted Therapy

  • Physical Development

  • Cognitive Development 

  • Anxiety 

  • Stroke

  • Autism Spectrum

  • Post Traumatic Stress

  • Emotional Trauma 

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Find out about our organization, mission, our methods, and the results of our decades of advocacy.

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Join Our Team

We are seeking professionals to help us reach out to even more people in our community.

  • Therapists

  • Counselors

  • Youth Counselors/Activity Directors

Stars and Strides is here to help anyone who could benefit from Equine therapy. Our doors open for you to use our horses, stables and trainers and anything else that may help your therapy.

Take Action

Ready to take the next step? You can become a contributor to our cause, or participate yourself.

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