GET INVOLVED

You Can Make a Difference

 
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MAKE A DONATION

Not everyone has the time or ability to visit us - but that doesn't mean you can't lend a helping hand! Every donation enables us to continue our work, saving lives and supporting the community.

If you have any questions feel free to ask!

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VOLUNTEER YOUR TIME

​Lend a hand with:

  • Grooming & Health

  • Stall & Barn maintenance

  • Fundraising

  • Community education

One of the easiest ways to make a huge impact is in donating your time.

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SPONSOR US

Sponsorship is the perfect way to support Rising Starr while making an impact on the larger community. Sponsorship can come in many forms, don't hesitate to reach out today!

LEARN TO RIDE

English or Western

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EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS

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EQUINE YOGA

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LIFE COACHING

 

EXPERIENCE RISING STARR HORSE RESCUE

Programs

Rising Starr Horse Rescue wants to spread our message of hope and compassion. We believe that a single action can make a difference in the community, and that collective action can greatly impact the world. Through advocacy and outreach activities, our team works tirelessly each day to contribute their part to the greater good.

We currently offer our volunteer program for all ages.  

RSHR offers both English and Western riding lessons on our program horses or yours year round in our big outdoor and indoor arenas.  Sign up for Summer camp early space is limited.


  Our facility is a wonderful home for any horse, our kind and knowledgeable staff will care for your horse with love.  Ask about our boarding options. 

RSHR also offers Equine Yoga and Life coaching.


RSHR is a proud recipient of The Forever Foundation training program. We offer free lessons on the ground training for all volunteers in The Forever Foundation Training Program.

RSHR will come to your school, business, nursing home or have your group come to us to participate to in team building and educating the public in the reality and responsibility of horse ownership and the plight of Americas at risk horses.

Contact us for more information.

risingstarr100@gmail.com

203-257-8345

FORMS:

Volunteer Form

Lesson Form

 

SPONSORS

For whom we are endlessly thankful

 

THE LAUREL ROCK COMPANY

We are an award-winning firm that takes a holistic approach to landscape development and on-going maintenance.
“Making A Positive Difference” is the foundation upon which The LaurelRock Company has built its reputation for over 40 years. We have lent our design, build, and maintenance expertise to more than 1,000 of the area’s most stunning residential properties in Fairfield County and beyond. Our team of dedicated professionals, including landscape architects, designers, horticulturists, and construction and maintenance crews, are committed to enhancing each property’s aesthetic beauty, always with an eye toward preserving the environment. We are the single solution for all of your landscape needs.

MLR PROPERTIES

181 Main Street
Monroe, CT 06468
203-220-8876

AGRIVENTURES AGWAY

92 Mill Plan Road
Danbury, CT 06811
203-743-7500

ROUTE 7 MASON SUPPLY

217 Ethan Allen Hwy
Ridgefield, CT 06877
203-664-1520

RICCI'S SALON

Ricci's, a luxurious full service salon and academy located in picturesque, Newtown, Connecticut. Our goal is to provide you with an unparalleled experience of total relaxation and renewal. From our elegant facility to our skilled and attentive staff, every detail of your visit is arranged with your comfort and pleasure in mind.

LYONS AND BILLARD LUMBER CO

504 West Main Street
Cheshire, CT 06410
203-272-5351

DREAMRIDER FARM

Small Private boarding farm in Ridgefield, CT

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WHAT CAN A VOLUNTEER EXPECT?

Here's the details

Our volunteers play a role in numerous activities at the barn, These activities include chores and maintenance required to keep the barn safe and welcoming, working with the horses to restore trust and improve their training, and helping with awareness events, performing administrative duties.   RSHR has a need for both younger and older volunteers.  All you need to have is a will to want to help and love a horse.

 

A VOLUNTEER/TEAM MEMBER MAY EXPECT

  • An orientation and training needed to carry out the responsibilities of a volunteer and Team Member.

  • Encouragement, guidance and the resources necessary for successful productivity.

  • Consideration and responses to questions, suggestions, and concerns.

  • Respect, recognition and appreciation for the Volunteers/Team Members efforts and contributions.

A VOLUNTEER/TEAM MEMBER IS EXPECTED

  • To be supportive of RSHR, its mission, vision and goals.

  • To perform assignments to the best of your abilities.

  • To communicate ideas, opinions, questions and concerns to RSHR Head of the Herd

  • To always put safety first.

COMMITMENT TO VOLUNTEERING

RSHR recognizes the valuable contributions it receives from its volunteers and team members. RSHR’S purposes is best achieved by the active involvement of volunteers in the management and implementation of its many programs and activities since we are an all-volunteer operated organization.

PURPOSE AND SCOPE OF THE VOLUNTEER POLICIES

The purpose of these policies is to provide overall guidelines for RSHR. The policies apply to all RSHR volunteers and team members.

RSHR Volunteer

A RSHR volunteer is someone who, without monetary compensation or expectation of monetary compensation, performs a task at the direction of and on behalf of RSHR.
RSHR volunteers fulfill a number of roles, which include, but are not limited to, the following categories: governance, advisory positions, management, advocacy, education, direct services, and support services.


RSHR Head of the Heard

A RSHR HH supervisor of volunteers is responsible for assisting volunteers in carrying out the work of RSHR within his or her particular activity. The responsibilities of a HH may include the following:

  • needs assessment of other volunteers/team members

  • recruitment

  • appointments and assignments

  • orientation and training

  • support (information and resources)

  • planning

  • direction, guidance, coaching and coordination

  • recognition

  • record keeping

TRAINING

Every volunteer and Team Member will be given the training necessary for the performance of an assignment and will be expected to participate in the training specified in his or her position description. It is necessary for all volunteers to request permission from a Head of the Herd before attempting new activities.

RESOURCES

Volunteers and Team Members will have timely access to resources, equipment, and supplies that are needed, available, and within budgetary constraint.

CLOTHING

All volunteers and Team Members must wear boots and long pants.

HOW CAN I DONATE?

Rising Starr Horse Rescue relies on the generous donations from people like you. Your generous contributions are used to rescue, rehabilitate and provide our rescue horses with the care that they very much need and deserve. Our most substantial expense is veterinary fees because most of the horses that we rescue sometimes require urgent veterinary attention. Donations are also used for food and horse supplies to ensure that each horse gets the tender love and care it deserves. Every dollar counts and we are grateful for all donations.

MONETARY

Donations can be made through the PayPal button below, or by sending a check payable to:


Rising Starr Horse Rescue
39 Picketts Ridge, Redding, CT, 06896

ITEMS

​Supplies help keep us running. Items such as the following are the perfect way to help out:

  • Hay, Shavings, and Grain*

  • A Round Horse Pen

  • Agway or Gas Gift Cards

  • Or visiting our Amazon Wishlist

SPONSORSHIP

Businesses and Corporations can apply for Sponsorship at the form below. All sponsors are added to our Sponsors list!

*Hay, Shavings, and Grain donations can be made to our account at:​

AGRIVENTURES AGWAY, Mill Plain Rd, Danbury CT
(203) 743-7500

 

(203) 257-8345

Rising Starr Horse Rescue is a 501 c3 EIN# 47-4027991.

All donations are 100% tax deductible. Rising Starr Horse Rescue is strictly a volunteer effort. All monies raised contribute to the rescue, for rehabilitation and retraining of these beautiful animals and to educate the public. Please donate and share to help continue thes efforts.

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