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.
Public and volunteer education



Pixi, the community Spokes-Pony spreads the word and educates all ages on the reality and responsibility of horse ownership and how you can give America's at risk horses a second chance. Pixi is available at your venue, or you can come out to the farm.  Contact the Team at (203)762-6046 for more information



Making a Difference

We offer our volunteers weekly free educational sessions with our horses. 
Contact us for more information.
All ages are welcome.  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.




Join us in the barn for some yoga as the rescue horses observe our practice.  This class is open to all levels and abilities.  Designed to help you slow down, focus and then reconnect with the fire within, this class will leave you feeling empowered and at peace.  Please bring a beach towel to place under your yoga mat.  

******Yoga will start back up in Spring 2022*****


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

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Mounted and unmounted lessons


Learn to ride and care for the horse you ride.   Learn to work on the ground safely with your horse.  Most of our program horses are looking for a forever home.

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

Summer Day Programs

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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 $475.00)

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 2022 registration

 June 13 to June 17, 2022

 June 20 to June 24, 2022

                     June 27 to July 1, 2022  (FULL)

                         July 5 to July 8, 2021 (4 day week $475)

 July 11 to July 15, 2022 (FULL)

 July 18 to July 22, 2022 Only 2 spots left

  July 25 to July 29, 2022 ( FULL)

  Aug 1 to Aug 5, 2022

   Aug 8 to Aug 12, 2022 

    Aug 15 to Aug 19, 2022

     Aug 22 to Aug 26, 2022 

 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, 2022


** 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***


BOARDING for Rescue horses and new horse owners

Full and regular board offered

We offer full board to those that require assistance in tacking up, grooming and cleaning of tack (all regular board included as well).

We offer regular board (feed, hay as needed, fluffy clean stalls, paddocks and barn, daily turnout, blanket changed as needed).

Owners are always responsible for medications and supplements.

We also offer an adopted board rate to those who have adopted a horse and need to learn how to care for their horse before bringing them home. We customize this service to fit the needs of both horse and human.



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!