Clients and Horses Shine with Success 2016 SUPERSTAR Student Horse Show

Image 2016 SUPERSTAR Student Horse Show

On Saturday, September 24th, SMILES was host to the fifth annual "Superstar Student Show” and Open House. This special free admission event began at 10 am and was an opportunity for the clients of SMILES to showcase their accomplishments while also raising funds for the organization. Student participants earned pledges toward the SMILES Ridership Fund to earn a place in the show and together they raised over $8000.

Participants showed in several classes, highlighting the gains they have made through Therapeutic Riding. The “Superstar” experience includes judging and the awarding of trophies and ribbons. Guest judge for this year’s event was Connie White, Accomplished Equestrian Professional.

SMILES Riders Show Off Their Skills

Image SMILES Riders Show Off Their Skills




Therapeutic Riding provides many diverse benefits to riders. SMILES riders report improvements in communication skills, enhanced hand-eye coordination, balance and social interaction. Horses offer a platform on which self-control, confidence, responsibility, self-esteem and positive behaviors can be built. The unique therapeutic movement delivered by the horse positively impacts the rider’s muscle tone, balance, strength, and flexibility.

Thank You to our 2016 Superstar Fan Club Members


Adams Electric Inc

Berg, Valentina

Boeing, Jack & Marcia

Bridlewood Equestrian Center

Debbie DuCharme Agency, Inc.

Diring, Todd & Tina

East Troy Lioness Club

Firn, Ray & Jeanie

Frank, Gary

Gretschmann, Tom

Grunow, Melita

Hanson, Mark

Harvard Veterinary Clinic

Huber, Patti

K.A.S Custom Cleaning, LLC

Kelley, Don & Pam

Lake Geneva Lions Club

Schmelzer, Paul

Scrub N' Duds

Smith, Crystal

Southern Lakes Plumbing & Heating Inc.

Steven, Larissa and Thomas Lyon

Stran, Mike & Gay

Tesch Construction Inc.

The Golden Years Of Walworth

The Rauland Agency

Thelen Total Construction Inc.

Thomas, Chuck

Thrivent Financial

Wall, Harley and Peg

Watson, Sue

Witt, Gary & Gisela