STAR State Horse Show

STAR LogoLast weekend, I had the pleasure of volunteering for the Shangri-La Therapeutic Academy of Riding (STAR for short).  Star is an organization with a mission to foster personal achievement by providing therapeutic experiences using horse related activities for persons with disabilities or other special challenges.

The STAR State Horse Show is an annual event and this was the second year that my company volunteered to assist with the show.  Individuals who rehabilitate at STAR compete by riding a horse and performing in an obstacle course.  Last year I worked the concession area and wasn’t able to view most of the event, but this year I was able to work outside and view most of the event.

STAR Group

A great team of volunteers!

Halfway through the day, a co-worker and I were asked to hand out award ribbons.  As someone who has never ridden a horse, I was amazed by how everyone was able to do an exceptional job riding and conquering the obstacle course.  It was also very humbling handing out awards to the children that participated in this division.  Each child placed in the three different judging events and they all had family and friends there to celebrate with them.

Leaving STAR on Saturday, on thing was certain: I’m not going to wait until next year to help STAR.

On October 1st, STAR is hosting an event titled “Hoof It!”  I hope to see you there!

Honey the Mini

Honey, a "Mini" Horse with a "Big" Heart


About Jeremy M. Price
For twelve years, I had the pleasure of working in community banking. Starting in customer service, I worked my way up to a senior level marketing and human resources director. It was great leading teams that improved strategic initiatives including, but not limited to brand awareness, digital communication, employee development and product development. This experience has now led to an exciting role with CRS Data. As the Product Marketing Analyst, I am currently reviewing the company's banker suite product. This product is able to help community banks reach their fullest potential in real estate lending. I am extremely fortunate to share time with my son while enjoying life in East Tennessee. The two of us enjoy the views of the Smokey Mountains, eating good food and having fun. During my free time, I enjoy running races, traveling and listening to great live music.

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