Public and volunteer education


Summer Day Programs

Summer is filling 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. 


** We have established new safety guidelines for 2021** 

Students will be dropped off and picked up in the front parking lot. Please wait for a counselor to greet you. We will be taking temperatures with a forehead (no contact) thermometer. All students must wear a mask or a camp bandana. Students will have their own ring and day facility with hand washing stations at the ring and indoor facility. We are only accepting 15 students each week, three groups of five, so we can safely respect distancing and safety for all students on and off the horses.

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 ($550), 9am to 3pm ($750) or $25 an hour after 1pm.  (For multi week and family discount, please call.)

 Available weeks:

June 14 to June 18, 2021

June 21 to June 25, 2021

June 28 to July 2, 2021

July 5 to July 9, 2021

July 12 to July 16, 2021

July 19 to July 23, 2021

July 26 to July 30, 2021

Aug 2 to Aug 6, 2021

Aug 9 to Aug 13, 2021

Aug 16 to Aug 20, 2021

Aug 23 to Aug 27, 2021

 We are very limited in space. No spot will be held without full registration and deposit. Program fees for 2021 will be fully refundable if we have to cancel due to COVID 19.


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, 2021.



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.



Public and volunteer education


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.


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!

(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 these efforts.

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