We take pride in attention to detail and individualized care. Our barn manager and/or head trainer trainer is at the facility daily to provide a safe and secure environment for the horses, students, and visitors.
We offer CONSISTENCY in our program, horses are delicate animals-routine, personalization, and respect are key factors we provide to ensure harmony amongst horses.
We welcome trailer-in for lessons.
Right outside the beautiful town of New Hope, you and your horse can enjoy this prime location with many years of history. Work your horse rain, snow, or shine between our two arena options including a large outdoor riding arena and an airy covered ring with viewing lounge. We have a variety of stall sizes from the cozy and cool bank barn to the well ventilated shed barn. You may also take advantage of our ample tack room, wash stall with heaters, and bathroom on location. Main Street New Hope is just a few minutes away with tons of dining options to enjoy after your ride. If you get tired of riding in one of our two rings, we have access to the canal path which leads you right into town!
This is a training barn...
All horses boarded at RSEC must sign up fro a pre-paid package of lessons, training, or extra care services for your equine. We promote health & wellness, and daily detailed attention to your horse.
"Learn to understand, and develop a relationship with your horse"
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's):
What animals & disciplines can be boarded at Rising Star Equestrian Center?
At Rising Star Equestrian Center in New Hope we can board horses, ponies, and miniature horses. We primarily focus on training, and educating horse enthusiast proper horsemanship for any discipline. We have no restrictions as to what they want to do with their horse as long as it’s in a safe manner for yourself, your horse, and others.
Do we have to take riding lessons to board a horse at Rising Star Equestrian Center in New Hope?
Highly encouraged. At our riding Center we focus primarily on teaching and training; so you must have your horse enrolled in a program of either a combination of riding lessons and training or training for your horse.
We have the option of paying a non-training or lessons fee that is $150 for you to just board and ride your horse. We may ask you to enroll in a program if we deem that riding your horse on your own is unsafe for yourself or others at our facilities.
Can I bring my own instructor for a riding lesson or training ride at Rising Star Equestrian Center?
Yes, there is a trainer fee to be paid by the boarder to the facility of $50 for the use of the facilities. In addition trainer must have its own proof of insurance, and may be asked to add Rising Star Equestrian Center as additional insured.
Rising Star offers a wide variety of trainers and training methods and opportunities, ask us about our trainers and options. We can help you with dressage, jumping, and natural horsemanship all in one facility with an excellent team that works together.
Do you have limits and restrictions on dietary feed on the boarded horses?
We have a budget of feed per horse based on a standard 1,000 lbs. horse in moderate work. We give lots of hay, and excellent Triple Crown Feeds backed by a nutritionist that supervises our horses & feeding program that can answer any questions you may have, help transition horses into our feeds etc.
You have the choice to bring your own grain and it will be in a per case basis. Bringing your own grain will not lower board prices.
If your horse needs more feed than our budget allows we will provide you with a monthly quote of what it the additional feed may cost.
Can I turnout my horse at my own discretion?
We have a very strict turnout schedule so that all horses go out at ease, without having problems of horses getting worked up, or nervous coming in and out. You must always ask first; if there is a paddock available, and we can accommodate you turning out your own horse, we will do with pleasure.
Do you guys do horse blanket changes?
We do change horse blankets regularly on our standard full care board. We work with the highs and low’s of the day, and always do our best to stay on top of sudden temperature changes to keep up wit the blankets and make horses as comfortable as possible.
How big are your stalls?
Being a 205+-year-old barn we have multiple size stalls, ranging from 10’x10’ all the way to 16’x14’. Inquire with your needs and we will give you a boarding quote that suits yours and your horses needs.
Do horses have access to salt?
We provide a standard salt block in the stall, and refill at barns discretion.
You are most welcome to hang an additional Himalayan salt, or any other toys or minerals for your horse.
What steps are taken to ensure that my horse does not get sick?
Disease prevention begins with having staff who are mindful and observant of your horse's health and well-being. We have a great team of professional staff with extensive knowledge and experience. Additionally, Fall and Spring shots are mandatory for all horses being held at the facility, and regular de-worming as prescribed by the vet after our yearly mandatory fecal exams.
What about the introduction of new horses?
All new horses must be current in terms of vaccinations, and a deworming prior to be admitted to the stable is mandatory. New horse owners must also present up-to-date Coggins and health certificate information.
What type of hay do you feed?
We typically feed first cut Timothy or Timothy Mix. We always look for safe horse hay, and have excellent suppliers year round. We also have second cut, and alfalfa available for an additional fee for any customers that wish to use different hay).
What happens if my horse gets injured or becomes sick and needs immediate attention?
Your horse's health and well-being will always come first! Should your horse get injured or become sick, we will contact you immediately and will be monitored until vet and/or you have arrived so we can have a plan.
What kind of vet will see my horse?
We work with multiple local vets to ensure that your horse has medical coverage 24 hours a day and 7 days per week. You will have the choice to select a vet you’d like to come first but will always give us the right to reach out to any vet at our discretion if you or your prescribed vet cannot be reached.
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Horses will be provided with an appropriate quantity of hay on a daily basis. Appropriate quantity is defined as the combination of grain, hay and dry matter grass from grazing equating to 1.0 percent (warmer months) to 2.0 percent (colder months) of the horses desired body weight.
Horses are fed Triple Crown Nutrition grain as determined by the Stable at a quantity of no more than 7 pounds per day.
If requested, the Stable will administer supplements to the horse, paid for by the Boarder, provided such supplements and/or administration of them do not require any special handling or training or present any risk to representatives of the Stable. In such event, the Boarder must provide either Smart Pak supplements or other individually pre-packaged containers containing pre-measured supplements and/or medication. All such containers must be labeled with the Horse’s name and “AM Feeding” or “PM Feeding”.
During summer months, a feed-through supplement will be provided to the Horse that suppresses fly production such as Solitude, SimpliFly or similar products which contain a pesticide which suppresses fly larval development.
Horses are turned out individually each day for a period of time except in the event of inclement weather or other safety concerns, as determined by the Stable. Accommodations will try to be met for Boarder requests. Horses may be assigned more turn out for an additional fee when pasture space is available.
Stable provides blanketing services prior to turn out and night check. Turn out blanketing is based upon the high temperatures that are forecasted for that day via the weather.com app at the time of turn out. Evening blanketing in the barn prior to closing up is done on the forecasted low for the night. Boarder shall provide the blankets and the temperatures to which each blanket shall be applied.
The Horse will have access to a salt/trace mineral block in its stall.
Boarder shall provide an appropriate turnout halter which is a “safety” halter with a leather or other type of breakaway strap. (if possible with the Horse’s name and emergency contact information on it on it)
Boarding Packages at our New Hope Location:
6 Month Commitment: $700 a month
3 Month Commitment: $725 a month
Month to Month: $750 a month
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