Rising Hope Farm Program at The Big Red Barn Rising Hope Farm

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Contact Information

Rising Hope Farm
Contact: Ginny Brennan, Executive Director
Email Address: risinghopefarminc@gmail.com
Phone: 617-610-7243
Fax: 617-610-7243

223 Ellis Rd North Attleboro, MA 02760
Area Served: Southeast

Map Location Rising Hope Farm Program at The Big Red Barn



All individuals, especially children and adults with challenges, deserve and require an environment where they are offered opportunities to develop social connections, healthy bodies and minds; to learn valuable skills for living, work, arts, recreation, leisure and community engagement and last but not least, an opportunity to experience an enhanced quality of life. The mission of Rising Hope Farm is to provide the means to address these unmet needs and opportunities through a comprehensive program conceptually built and designed to support accessibility and variability for the greater inclusion of ALL individuals. July 1, 2016 will be the start of our fourth year of demonstrating our commitment.  We are able to continue forward thanks to the many participants, donors and supporters.                                           

Rising Hope Farm Offerings

Riding Instruction:  30 minute lesson: private- $50, 30 minute semi/group- $40 (3 riders max), 60 minute lesson: private- $75, 60 minute semi/group $60 (3 riders max)

15 minute pony ride- $25 ages 3-7, 30 minute equine encounters - $35 For children/adults who require exposure before lessons/pony rides can begin or in lieu of lessons

 Summer Vacation Program    

Ages 6-12   Monday -Friday 9:00-4:30 Fee: $450/week   Contact us to discuss partial day/partial week options. Late pick up 5:15PM $10/day $100 non-refundable deposit required by 7/15/16

 Program Dates: August 15th-19th This program is designed to provide children with exposure to a range of equestrian, farming, arts’ enrichment, recreational, and educational opportunities. The program schedule includes a daily riding lesson with no more than 3 students per group. Enrollment is limited to 6 children.

Half Day Weekend Program Ages 6-12 Saturday July 9th, 23rd and August 6th, 11:00AM- 3:00PM. Fee: $75    Program is a shortened version of the weekday program. Enrollment is limited to 6 children. 

30 minute equine encounters - $35   For children/adults who require exposure before lessons/pony rides can begin or in lieu of lessons


We accept children 6-12 with a range of abilities and an interest to be in the program. All applicants will be assessed to determine match for the program. While our ultimate goal is to accommodate the widest range of abilities for true inclusion, we realize this is a process that must develop over time to be done successfully.

Volunteer Programs                 

Experienced Volunteer Program Individuals ages 14+ are welcome to gain direct experience working with children in the programs or lessons, small animal and horse care as well as barn maintenance and general farm work including any upcoming farm projects. Community service hours are available.

Additional Volunteer Opportunities  Rising Hope Farm is pleased to have the opportunity to provide vocational and equine experiences for individuals typically 18+ with and without challenges, who wish to learn more about horses and their care, learn vocational barn skills or have exposure to horses and other animals in a farm environment. Individual accessibility needs are considered a priority.  

Rising Hope Farm also works directly with organizations to provide volunteer and job skills training in a farm environment.       

Accessible Parking, Accessible Restrooms, Able to serve clients in their wheelchair , Latex Free Environment , Sign Language Rising Hope Farm 3 - 4, 5 - 8, 9 - 13, 14 - 18, 19 – 22 North Attleboro Ginny Brennan risinghopefarminc@gmail.com 617-610-7243 617-610-7243 12504 Rising Hope Farm Program at The Big Red Barn Recreation/Arts/Social and Leisure 4) Southeast Horseback Riding, Job Training, Skills Training, Socialization Activities 223 Ellis Rd Executive Director http://www.risinghopefarm.org/ 02760 Personal Funds All Disabilities Local Area Executive Director sign supported English MASSACHUSETTS, RHODE ISLAND

Service Types

  • Horseback Riding
  • Job Training
  • Skills Training
  • Socialization Activities

Program Type

  • Recreation/Arts/Social and Leisure

Populations Served

  • All Disabilities

Ages Served

  • 3 - 4
  • 5 - 8
  • 9 - 13
  • 14 - 18
  • 19 - 22

Accessibility Features

  • Able to serve clients in their wheelchair
  • Accessible Parking
  • Accessible Restrooms
  • Latex Free Environment
  • Sign Language

Additional Information

  • Fees: Personal Funds