Sunrise, Inc

Sunrise, Inc

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Offering Therapeutic Horseback Riding Lessons in Richmond, Indiana

Sunrise’s Outreach Program

Sunrise would like to introduce our Outreach program. We are moving in to the community to share our love of horses! This year we will be visiting nursing homes, businesses, schools and programs with our Miniature Horses. 

Could you benefit from our Outreach program? 

Fall Session

Information about our Fall Session can be provided by contacting us at

To learn more email or call us. Slots fill up fast!

Introducing Micah & Rocky

Micah, our Miniature horse that was purchased for our Outreach program.

Rocky, our Miniature horse that is being leased to us for our Outreach program.

Introducing Micah and Rocky the minis! Micah and Rocky  join Sunrise as part of our upcoming outreach program. Follow their journey on our Facebook page:

2020 Annual Awards Ceremony

Collette Stinson, our Volunteer of the Year.

On February 20th, 2021 Sunrise celebrated it’s first virtual annual meeting to honor our board, donors and volunteer. We were honored to join together, via zoom, to celebrate the wonderful people who make Sunrise Therapeutic Riding Center possible. 

Please meet our 2020 Award recipients: 

Eternal Service Award-

Janice and Morrie Edelman

Volunteer Service Award-

Sue Miller

Leadership Award-

Leighanne Hahn

Edelman Award of Excellence-

Wayne County Foundation

Employee of the Year Award-

Melissa Walters 

Volunteer of the Year-

Collete Stinson 

Newbie Award-

Eva Fritsch & Erin Wadsworth 

Volunteer Service Award-

Kerry George & David Edelman 

Youth Volunteer of the Year Award-

Destiny Gray 

Thank you for everything that you have done for our organization and we can’t wait to see what 2021 brings!

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

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  • Summer Session B Starts

    14:30 2021.08.12

    Come ride with us!
    Summer session B starts and we are ready to add you as a rider. Contact us to get set up with a barn tour.

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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.

Become a Volunteer