About

About

As a Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International member, Sunrise, Inc. offers horseback riding and ground lessons in Richmond, Indiana to qualifying participants.

Sunrise is home to a number of horses and ponies who love to work with children and adults of all horsemanship ability levels. Our facilities consist of an outdoor and indoor riding arena so we are able to offer lessons regardless of the weather.

Sunrise offers lessons year round. Our activity calendar is based around three ten week sessions. Lessons and outings are also available out-of-session and during winter months. Sunrise has an indoor and an outdoor arena, so activities usually take place rain or shine. We currently maintain a herd of twelve working horses and ponies, and work hard to match participants with the right horse for them.

Our Mission

Sunrise, Inc.’s mission is to provide services to any individual, adult, or child, regardless of physical, mental or social disability, along with disadvantaged kids, without consideration to their economic status or their ability to pay for a lesson. We are able to provide these individuals with this unique equine assisted therapy because of the generous support of our donors and sponsors.

Our History

In 1980 Carol Inglis, Margaret Inglis, and Janice Edelman saw a need in Richmond, Indiana for equine therapy to assist individuals with physical, mental, and emotional disabilities. The three became certified through the North American Riding for the Handicapped Association and began giving lessons to those in need.

Sunrise, Inc. continued to grow and was organized as a 510(c)(3) nonprofit organization based a short drive outside of Richmond. We now employ professional trainers who are certified under the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship – International (PATH). We own several horses, ranging from a 40-inch tall pony to a 66-inch tall Friesian/Percheron cross.

Recently, we have expanded our services and now also offer Veterans Equine Pathetic Services to military veterans at no cost to them.