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 through high school, 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.

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 2021 
Tuesdays 4-7pm, September 21, 28, October 5, 12, 19, and 26 (FULL)
Wednesdays 1-4pm, September 22, 29, October 6, 13, 20, and 27 (FULL)
Thursdays 4-7 pm, September 23, 30, October 7, 14, 21, and 28 (FULL)
Fridays 10am – 1pm, September 24, October 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29 (FULL)

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 contact