Rising Starr Horse Rescue

Magic happens here.
  • Services

    Sanctuary, Rehabilitation, Adoption, Equine-Assisted

  • Location

    Wilton, Connecticut

  • Founded


  • Average Number of Thoroughbreds


Rising Starr Horse Rescue, nestled in the heart of Wilton, CT, is not just a sanctuary for horses but a beacon of hope for the equine community. Founded in 2015, this non-profit organization has dedicated itself to the welfare and well-being of horses in need.

Rising Starr Horse Rescue’s mission is simple yet profound: to rescue, rehabilitate, and rehome horses that have faced adversity, neglect, or abuse. With a deep-rooted commitment to these majestic creatures, the organization has emerged as a vital force in the fight against equine suffering.

Rising Starr Horse Rescue was founded by Kelly Stackpole, an equine trailblazer who was motivated by her experience to create a sanctuary for rescued horses. Since its inception, the rescue has grown, both in size and in the number of lives it has touched. On average the rescue has over 25 horses in training and between 6 and 8 OTTBs. Through tireless efforts, Kelly and her team have successfully rescued and rehabilitated dozens of horses, giving them a second chance at life.

What sets Rising Starr Horse Rescue apart is its comprehensive approach. They not only provide medical care, nourishment, and shelter but also invest in training and emotional healing. This holistic approach ensures that rescued horses are not just physically sound but emotionally prepared for their second lease on life. They don’t stop there; they follow every horse for life and act as a safety net for the life of the horse.

As a community-driven organization, Rising Starr Horse Rescue actively engages with the local community through educational programs and volunteer opportunities. They believe that by inspiring empathy, education, and knowledge, they can make a lasting impact on equine welfare.

Today, Rising Starr Horse Rescue stands as a testament to the power of compassion and collective effort. Their work has made a substantial difference in the lives of horses and the community they serve. With a bright future ahead, this Wilton, CT/Lewisboro, NY-based organization continues to rise, promising even more transformative change for equines in need.

Social Media

Success Stories

No posts found!