Sunrise, Inc

Sunrise, Inc

Offering Therapeutic Horseback Riding Lessons in Richmond, Indiana


Ready to get back in the saddle?

                  MARCH 22nd!


Open Enrollment For Our Spring Session Starts: 

                              MARCH 1st, 2021

Lesson days will be on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

Green grass, budding flowers, playful ponies and beautiful sunny days are going to be here before we know it. What better way to enjoy these beautiful spring days than on the back of a horse? Follow us on Facebook for up to date information by following the link below:

We look forward to meeting you. 


Our Mission

Sunrise Inc. was founded to serve individuals with physical, mental, and emotional disabilities through equine assisted therapy. Sunrise, Inc. is a certified barn under the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship – International (PATH) and staffs PATH instructors.  We currently have over a dozen horses.

What Makes Sunrise Unique?

Sunrise offers horseback riding and ground lessons throughout the Spring, Summer and Fall. Our activity calendar is based around three ten week sessions. Sunrise has an indoor and an outdoor arena, so lessons take place rain or shine. We maintain a herd of several working horses and ponies. We work hard to match participants with the right horse for them.

Our Programs

Sunrise has several different programs to meet the needs of all ages and ability levels.

  • Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies
  • Veterans Equine Therapeutic Services
  • Mentoring
  • Internships

Find our more about our programs on our program page.

Our Horses

Sunrise is home to several horses and ponies that we use in our programs. They have access to 6 acres of pasture, a stable, and an indoor and outdoor arena where lessons are held. We are in the process of expanding to 104 acres adjacent to our current home.


Calendar of Events

Are you ready to ride at Sunrise? Click here to access our Rider Handbook and other Forms to get started.

Donate to Sunrise

Horses are expensive!
Your tax deductible gift allows us to continue to offer lessons for our community. 

  • $10: Grooming Tool
  • $20: Bag of Feed
  • $30: One farrier visit
  • $100: Session Scholarship
  • $250: Veteran Lesson
  • $500: Feeds all horses for 1 month

Visit our Donation Page for more information on making a gift.

Interested in Volunteering?

We welcome volunteers, and host volunteer training sessions for new volunteers monthly. Sunrise, Inc. also offers a limited number of unpaid internships.

Important Message from Sunrise

We have continued to follow the news of the worldwide spread of the coronavirus named SARS-CoV2, and the associated COVID-19 infection.  We want to assure you that the health of everyone associated with Sunrise, Inc. is our first priority.

We will be supplying some additional safeguards for students, their transporters, volunteers, instructors and staff, however. These will be communicated to participants as well as posted here.

As a reminder, the Sunrise Inc. phone number is (765) 935-4291 and our email address is 

We wish everyone well in these trying times. Please practice good hygiene and self-care, and we look forward to seeing everyone again later this year.

We ask that — if you are able — please consider making a donation to Sunrise Inc, or encouraging others to do so. As a reminder, Sunrise Inc. is a non-profit, registered 501(c)(3) charity so any donations are tax-deductible.

—The Board of Directors and Staff of Sunrise Therapeutic Riding Center

updated February 15, 2021.