Rising Starr Horse Rescue

Kindness Matters

aka Rising Starr Horse Rescue   |   Wilton, CT   |  www.risingstarrhorserescue.org

Mission

Rising Starr Horse Rescue will save one equine life at a time from cruelty or slaughter. Our program will provide our youth to nurture, work together, balance a budget, help the community, and give a horse a second chance at life. Educate the public about the cruelty of horse slaughter and to create solutions to decrease the number of unwanted horses in the United States. Every horse deserves a fighting chance! We strive to educate the community on the responsibility and reality of horse ownership. Education is key to making the best and most informed decisions foe America's Horses. We offer all our programs free to veterans and first responders.

Ruling year info

2016

Executive Director

KELLY STACKPOLE

Main address

93 Silver Spring Rd

Wilton, CT 06897 USA

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Formerly known as

Rising Starr Horse Rescue

EIN

47-4027991

NTEE code info

Animal Related Activities N.E.C. (D99)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Animal Protection and Welfare (includes Humane Societies and SPCAs) (D20)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

We aim to help solveWe work to be a resource for horses in need and to educate the public on the reality and responsibly of horse ownership through education.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

The reality and responsibility of horse ownership

To teach all, young and old the reality and responsibility of horse ownership through various programs.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Adolescents
Children
Preteens

Rescue horses in need, rehabilitate, retrain and rehome

Population(s) Served
Adults
Families
Children and youth
Parents
Non-adult children

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries 2021

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of animals with freedom from pain

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Children and youth, Family relationships, Health, Work status and occupations

Related Program

To save horses from cruelty.

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We have educated many volunteers to the reality and responsibility of horse ownership.

Number of animals with freedom from fear and distress

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Children and youth, Family relationships, Health, Work status and occupations

Related Program

The reality and responsibility of horse ownership

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

RSHR follows all adopted horses the rest of their lives. We teach our volunteers to work with our horses and train our adopters to continue proper horse ownership.

Number of animals with freedom from discomfort

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

To save horses from cruelty.

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Rising star horse rescues vision is to create a society in which horse slaughter no longer happens. our goals and objectives are to rehabilitate, retrain and rehome horses that are neglected or slaughter bound and educate the public in the responsibility and reality of horse ownership rising star horse.

Rising star horse rescue will save one horse at a time from slaughter and rehabilitate retrain And rehome. While doing this we will use our mentoring programs to educate and teach proper horsemanship and the reality and responsibility of horse ownership.

RSHR president and founder has been a professional trainer an instructor for 30+ years. Through our partnership with Moonlight Farm, the rescue horse receives use of facilities at no cost. RSHR has many dedicated volunteers with a vast array of horsemanship experience to rehabilitate and rescue the horses and teach the public about the reality and responsibility of horse ownership. RSHR trains all of our volunteers and adopters to manage and work with there equine partners. As we grow our educated volunteer base and educational programs grow we are reaching more people.

Rising star horse rescue has accomplished rescuing 13 horses . We have accomplished setting up successful mentoring and fundraising programs. We will grow our volunteer programs and build our foundation so we can expand our rescue efforts.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Rising Starr Horse Rescue

Board of directors
as of 05/23/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Michelle Lavelle

KELLY STACKPOLE

NANCY FONTANA

MEGAN ROBERTSON

EDWARD LAVELLE

LESLIE STODDART

Peyton Cochran

Ashley Wilkum

Lou Ann Fecarotta

Ronald Fontana

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/20/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data