Gals Achieving through Training, Encouragement, and Service is a mentoring program designed to teach youth how to strengthen one another through training principles, encouraging one another, and service. Gates are used often to protect and keep horses in safe boundaries. Gates are also opened to guide horses into richer, greener pastures. “Open for me the gates of righteousness; I will enter and give thanks to the Lord.” Psalm 118:19

The GATES Program reaches out and mentors to youth, ages 12 through high school. They will be partnered with a STR Wrangler and a horse. They will do barn chores together, care for their assigned horse and learn basic riding skills. The goal of GATES is that a deeper development of relationships, trust, responsibility, and discipline will result through this process.  This program runs for six weeks in the spring and fall and is supervised by STR Staff.

Our GATES Program is a valued program in our community.  Due to the high demand we accept participants on a first come, first serve basis.  This program is valued at $200.  We will not turn anyone away due to financial constraints so if this is a burden please contact for information about financial assistance.

 Fall Registration Opens August 26, 2022 at 9 AM

Tuesdays 4-7pm September 20, 27, October 4, 11, 18 and 25 (FULL)
Wednesdays 1-4pm September 21, 28, October 5, 12, 19 and 26 (FULL)
Thursdays 4-7 pm September 22, 29, October 6, 13, 20 and 27 (FULL)

GATES registration and payment is done on-line HERE.

If you would like to sponsor a youth for this program, please donate through Reach for the Stars Scholarship Fund.


Space is limited, if you have questions please contact,