Guys/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 and older, who show a willingness to serve. They will be partnered with a STR Wrangler, supervised by STR Staff, and assigned a horse. The youth will learn how to do stable chores, as well as care for and take responsibility for their assigned horse. The goal of GATES is that a deeper development of relationships, trust, responsibility, and obedience will result through this process.

Spring 2019 dates:
GATES for Girls
Tuesday Evenings – 5:00pm to 8:00pm (March 5, 12, 19, 26, April 2, 9, 16, and 23)
Thursday Evenings – 5:00pm to 8:00pm (March 7, 14, 21, 28, April 4, 11, 18, and 25)

Our desire is to make sure no child is unable to participate in STR horsemanship programs due to lack of funds. While this program is valued at $150, we offer it at no charge. If you are able to pay some or all of that amount, it would be helpful. However, this would not be considered a donation due to the fact that you are receiving a “good or service.” If you donate above the amount of $150 in order to help other children receive the program, you will receive a tax-deductible receipt for the amount above the program value. Thank you for your support of the STR ministry.

If you would like to sponsor a child please mail check to:
Strong Tower Ranch
600 Sunshine Lane
Wright City, MO  63390
Please put “HP sponsorship” on memo line.

CLICK HERE to sponsor a child online.

Space is limited, to register or check availability contact Lori Brooks via email or call 636-333-0212 Ext.3. Upon registering with Lori, please print and fill out this form to be collected on the first day.