The last weekend in October we had

47 volunteers show up over two days to help clean, dust, scoop, rake, clear out, organize, mow, move, oil, scrub, throw out, deep clean, sanitize, sweep and make Bright Star winter-ready for our riders and their families! When we talk about Bright Star being a "family" this is what we mean!!

Want to learn about volunteering here?

What Volunteering Can Do

Finding Bright Star after retiring brought back a feeling of purpose that was lacking for me before. It has been an absolute pleasure for me to be able to hang out with the horses and develop additional riding skills myself. There is always a smile to be found at Bright Star. Seeing the kids enjoy and benefit from their experience, brings joy to all! 

- A Bright Star Volunteer

Visit Or Email

We love to make new friends!

Email us at or visit us at 13922 State Hwy 97 in Petersburg! (Please call ahead to 217-741-3086 to make sure a staff person is available to give you a tour).

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