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All our programs are geared toward educating the public on the reality and responsibility of horse ownership, and to help our community make better choices for America's at risk horses.
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Education with our Spokes Ponies


 Army, Navy and Pixie are the community Spokes-Ponies at Rising Starr.  They spreads the word and educate all ages on the reality and responsibility of horse ownership and how you can give America's at risk horses a second chance.  They are available at your venue, or you can come out to the farm. ( No riding, this is strictly education)  Contact the Team at (203)762-6046 or (203) 257-8345 or via email at for more information



Making a Difference

Volunteers are vital to RSHR.  We need a wide variety of helpers at the rescue of all ages.

Volunteer opportunities include care of the horses and farm to reading to some of our shy or traumatized horses.  We have something for everyone.  Don't worry we will teach you! Riding is not a volunteer activity.
Contact us for more information.
                        Join the team!



Giving back to the men and women that protect America

Through our community outreach, we offer all our regular programs to veterans and their immediate family at no cost to them. A riding lesson or a trail ride is a very relaxing and beautiful way to spend a day. Having a life coaching session or yoga with horses can change your outlook on life. RSHR wants to share the compassion horses have for humans. Get in touch with us today and see how you can lend a helping hand with this program.


Life Coaching


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Jenn T Peterson is a Certified Equus Coach trained by the Koelle Institute for Equus Coaching and a Shamanic Reiki Master Teacher with 15+ years as a senior executive in advertising. Through her powerful combination of personal and business development skills, clients are achieving their goals of calming their anxiety, finding love, having healthier relationships and thriving in their careers and businesses.

Jenn’s coaching draws on the intuitive nature of horses. You'll receive immediate biofeedback from the horse. The horse intuitively is able to uncover what needs to heal and shine a light on your strengths. Jenn’s method helps you calm down, gain clarity, increase confidence, find courage, self-trust, self-love, and self-worth.

When you’re not sure how to identify what is holding you back in your life or your business, let Jenn show you how with the assistance of the horse. 

To find out more or to schedule a consultation call, reach out to Jenn at


Public and volunteer education


Mounted and unmounted lessons


Learn to ride and care for the horse you ride. We offer year round lessons.  Learn to work on the ground safely with your horse.  

***All lessons will be invoiced,  do not pay using  "Donate Now" button, *****

Summer Day Programs
12 yrs and under

Summer fills up FAST!  Complete registration form, scan, and email back to RSHR, and we will send you an invoice. No spot is reserved until we RECEIVE your deposit. 


(Five(5) year old 3 hour program, please call for availability $500.00)

Students will be dropped off and picked up in the front parking lot. Please wait for a counselor to greet you. We are only accepting 15 students each week.

Summer Riding Program for beginners and younger riders. Ages 6 to 12 (for older students, adults or advanced riders please ask about our weekly independent riding program)

Our Summer Riding Program runs the following weeks Monday thru Friday:  9am to 1pm ($575),

9am to 3pm ($775).  

Now accepting 2023 registration

      June 12 to June 16, 2023

       June 19 to June 23, 2023  1 spot left

      June 26 to June 30, 2023 Closed

                             July 3 to July 7, 2023 (4 day week $475) 4 spots left 

 July 10 to July 14 2023 3 spots left

 July 17 to July 21, 2023

  July 24 to July 28, 2023

 July 31 to Aug 4, 2023

   Aug 7 to Aug 11, 2023  

    Aug 14 to Aug 18, 2023 1 spot left

   Aug 21 to Aug 25, 2023 2 spots left


 We are very limited in space. No spot will be held without full registration and deposit. .

You will get a invoice by email.

When time and weather allow, students will ride bareback and/or extra afternoon riding 1pm to 3pm.

A typical day of fun and riding includes:


  •  Grooming 

  • Riding Instruction 1 to 1.5 hours

  •  Natural Horsemanship

  • Feeding and care 

  • First Aid  

  • Barn Care 

  • Tacking up 

  •  Equine Yoga

  •  Hiking

  • Responsibility of horse ownership

  • Mounted fun time

  • Trail ride in addition to lessons (always with instructors)

  • Crafts

  •  Games mounted and unmounted

  •  Classroom time

  • Clinics with a vet and blacksmith

  • Loading trailer and riding demonstrations

  • Team Building


 Small groups - no more than five students

Two riding instructors are in the ring with all beginner groups.

 All riders get one-on-one mounted time everyday.

At the end of each week, we have a horse showoff day for family and friends where everyone leaves with a feeling of accomplishment. This is a great opportunity for the children to show friends and family what they have learned. 

  ** Please bring a bag lunch Monday thru Thursday from home (Pizza Fun Horse Show Friday). 

Please let us know if you prefer gluten-free pizza. Pizza is from Johns Best in Ridgefield, CT

       *** Bring DRINKING WATER. All riders MUST have a water bottle***


  • A deposit of $200 per week must accompany the registration.

  •  Full payment must be received by June 1, 2023


** Please bring a bag lunch Monday thru Thursday from home (Pizza Fun Horse Show Friday). 

Please let us know if you prefer gluten-free pizza. Pizza is from Johns Best in Ridgefield, CT

       *** Bring DRINKING WATER. All riders MUST have a water bottle***


Independent Riding Program :
Open to beginners' to advanced 12 to 18 years of age.  Own a horse for a week with a fully customized curriculum.

June 12 to June 16, 2023

       June 19 to June 23, 2023

      June 26 to June 30, 2023 Closed

                             July 3 to July 7, 2023 (4 day week $475)

 July 10 to July 14 2023

 July 17 to July 21, 2023 TEAM

  July 24 to July 28, 2023 TEAM

 July 31 to Aug 4, 2023 TEAM

   Aug 7 to Aug 11, 2023 

    Aug 14 to Aug 18, 2023

   Aug 21 to Aug 25, 2023

*****IEA and AEL Team Weeks *****
We are offering 3 weeks of Team prep this summer.

This is a wonderful opportunity to see if team is right for you. The week : Hour team lessons daily

Day 1 What to expect from IEA/AEL Team and show days

Day 2 Course walking, practicum practice

Day 3,4,5 Horse show scrimmage.

Open to First through 12 grade

( AEL 1st to 12 grades/IEA 4th to 12 Grade)

July 17, 2023

July 24, 2023

July 31, 2023

$850.00 per week 8 am to 4 pm

BOARDING for our Rescue horses 



Adult and Children Teams
Please click on the links
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to register. MET CT to register
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1 hour riding lession, 1 hour wine down

Calling all ladies and gentlemen!! Are you looking for  a COVID safe activity for you and some friends? Invite as many as five friends to take a riding lesson at Rising Starr Horse Rescue in Wilton, and wrap up the evening with some wine and cheese! Rising Starr provides the horses and the instruction, you provide wine and cheese and some friends! $100 per person for an hour lesson with just you and your friends! Have fun learning to ride with your friends, while helping to save America's horses!

Pick a Thursday night, from 6-8PM. We still have some evenings available so contact us at Rising Starr Horse Rescue to secure your spot for you and your friends!

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