Welcome to Rising Star Equestrian Center, located in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains in Western North Carolina, close to the Blue Ridge Parkway, Moses Cone trail system and just outside of Boone. Our facility includes an outdoor ring, an indoor ring for year round riding, twenty nine, 12X12 stalls, 18 acres of pastures and miles of riding trails.  

We are an English Riding and Boarding Facility. We offer professional instruction in English riding for all ages and levels of experience. Our professional staff includes Collette McNell ,who comes from an Equestrian family spanning three generations. She formerly ran the prestigous private Elk River Club nearby as well as the Broyhill Equestrian Center. She is proficient in hunter/jumper instruction. The barn has over 2000 square feet of finished space with kitchen and half bath for meetings, entertaining or events. The event space overlooks the indoor riding ring, providing a comfortable view for lessons and riding. We have two barn apartments, including a full kitchen and two full restrooms with showers.

Rising Star is a professionally operated facility, providing year round service. We look forward to to having the opportunity to serve you.