Sunrise, Inc

Sunrise, Inc

Offering Therapeutic Horseback Riding Lessons in Richmond, Indiana

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 programming 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

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Donate to Sunrise

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

  • $10: Grooming Tool
  • $25: Bag of Feed
  • $50: 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.

?As a result, we cancelled the Spring 2020 session. However, the gradual relaxation of restrictions means that we can start the Summer 2020 classes, as planned the week of June 1. 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 sunriseinc1980@gmail.com. 

?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 note that the spring cancellation imposes notable financial stress on Sunrise Inc. Despite the lack of classes, the horses still need feed and care, and that is not free. 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 May 15, 2020