Kids & Horses hosting annual ‘Star Search’ fundraiser Saturday |

Kids & Horses hosting annual ‘Star Search’ fundraiser Saturday

INCLINE VILLAGE – Kids & Horses, an equestrian therapy program, will host the Western Barbecue and Sierra Star Search at 5 p.m. Saturday at the Crystal Bay Club in Crystal Bay.

The goal is to surpass the more than $45,000 raised last year to help fund scholarships for students in need and assist with expanding programs to serve the dozens of children on the Kids & Horses waiting list.

“With this community’s support and involvement Kids & Horses has been able to teach horsemanship to over 200 students,” said executive director Alexis Roman Hill.

Kids and Horses has benefited those who are faced with blindness, paralysis, cerebral palsy, Down’s syndrome, autism, emotional issues, amputation and other impairments. Scholarships are available for students, and no student has been turned away because of inability to pay.

Erika Martin, KRNV News Channel 4 morning weather reporter, is the emcee for the Sierra Star Search talent show. Sierra Star Search entertainers are youth finalists who competed at auditions held at local high schools and are eligible for cash prizes at the event.

Raffle items at the Kid & Horses fundraiser include miniature golf, National Automobile Museum tickets, parasailing tickets, a ride on the Tahoe Queen and other items for the family. The silent auction features golf packages, travel packages, gift baskets and other specialty items.

The live auction will feature entertainment packages; a backyard barbecue provided by the Brimm’s family of Shakespeare’s Kitchen; a stay at the Ritz Carlton San Francisco paired with 49er tickets, parking and a dinner in San Francisco; a locals favorite package including a stay at the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe, dinner for four at the renowned Lone Eagle Grille and sunset cruise on the Sierra Cloud; and an annual auction favorite, the wheelbarrow of booze.

Tickets for the Kids & Horses fundraiser are $30 and include the full barbecue dinner and entertainment. For information and tickets, visit or call 775-771-5512.

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