Horses creating hope

ArkStar little rider Hayley

ArkStar Kidz Club was registered as an non-profit organisation in 2017 to create an opportunity for South Africa's youth to learn, grow and participate in equestrian sport. The programme has the benefits of increasing both sport participation rates and healthy development of the youth in South Africa, as well as career opportunities for their future.

Arkstar saying

ArkStar raises funds through subscription membership to Kidz Club, organised breakfast outrides, development horse shows, events, charity shop and scholar field trips. The organisation also relies on volunteer participation, public or corporate donations and sponsorship.

Arkstar outride walk

"Our goal is to make sure that we help the youth of South Africa to be the best that they can be, both on and off the horse," says Founder, Taneil Arkner. "We help shape the future of these young lives by offering them opportunities to compete nationally and attain international qualifications within the equine industry, which would otherwise have been out of their reach."

Meggan, Taneil, Savannah

How to help

Industry members as well as members of the public can help in a number of ways, by:

  • Providing sponsorship at events while showcasing your brand.
  • Participating in ArkStar's various activities and supporting events.
  • Monetary monthly donations from as little as R10.00.
  • Purchase from ArkStar's charity shop.
  • Sponsor a child for a year or more.

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For more information, contact:
Taneil Arkner on +27 82 449 6663
Office, Candice Gracie on +27 65 830 3550
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