At Bright Star Stables, we are a 501 (c)(3) non-profit therapeutic center, governed by a board of directors, that gives riders with disabilities a place to learn. All of our students are charged fees for their lessons, discounted to make therapeutic riding more affordable for their families. These fees cover only 30% of our operating costs. In addition, a limited number of need-based scholarships are available.
In order to meet our operating budget, we rely on fundraising and special events, gifts, grants, and donations to account for the majority of our income. Donations are vital to our success and the success of our riders! Below you’ll find a list of sponsorship opportunities. Areas that we need assistance with include: helping students with the cost of lessons, care for the horses, riding equipment and maintenance of the trailer and barn. There’s also a list of horse and tack supplies that can be donated.
We are asking for your help in supporting Bright Star Stables in any way that you can. All of our sponsors will be recognized for their generosity on our website, as well as at our facility. We also offer advertising opportunities on our website, trailer, barn and more.
A small donation goes a long way to support our riders and horses. We truly appreciate your assistance in helping our riders achieve their goals.
Horse and Rider Sponsorships
Grand Champion Sponsor: $5,000 – $10,000 Program Improvement Sponsor: Name will be placed on website, as well as trailer
Champion Horse Sponsor: $3,000 Horse Sponsorship for one year: Name will be placed on a stall
Champion Rider Sponsor: $2,000 Rider Sponsorship – pays the annual tuition for a student of need to participate in therapy programs
Blue Ribbon Sponsor: $500 – Provide shoes for the horses for 1 month
Red Ribbon Sponsor: $250 – Provide hay/bedding for the horses for two months
Yellow Ribbon Sponsor: $125 – Rider sponsor for a month
White Ribbon Sponsor: $ 50 – Help sponsor general needs of the program
Program Improvement Sponsorships
$80,000 Covered Arena – Please contact us for details (See our Raising the Roof Event)
$15,000 Technology Sponsor: computer updates, printing costs, website administration,phones and office machines, copying expenses, newsletter publication
$5,000 – $10,000 Tack and Equipment Sponsor: saddles, bridles, helmets, adaptive and therapy equipment
Bright Star Stables Wish List
• English and Western Show Clothes, chaps, boots in all sizes
- Child size saddles
• Show halters
• English girths
• Riser Pads
• Senior feed
• Acti-flex senior supplement
• Equi-min Mineral or Salt Blocks
• Office supply store or Wal-Mart gift certificates
Donations can be mailed or dropped off to:
Bright Star Stables
2515 Moores Mill Road
Rougemont, NC 27572
Please make checks payable to: Bright Star Stables or feel free to use PayPal
(You do not need to have a registered PayPal account.)
Please let us know if your company has a matching gifts program.
Your donation may be eligible for a tax deduction. Please consult your tax advisor for details.
Thank you for your generous support!
~We are blessed to be a blessing to others~