A Full-Service Horse Boarding Facility

Rising Star Ranch

Welcome to Rising Star Ranch, LLC located in Pataskala, Ohio

About Us



Located just 20 minutes from downtown Columbus, off of I-70, Rising Star Ranch LLC offers convenient, premium care at a quality facility, with a professional Barn Manager and Trainer looking after your horse's needs.  Owners Mike and Leslie Harmata live on site.

  • Indoor Riding Arena
  • Outdoor Riding Arena
  • 1/2 Mile Horse Track
  • Riders Clubhouse
  • Over-sized stalls
  • Daily, spacious turnouts
  • Marked, wooded trails
  • Trail obstacles for practice
  • Feed twice a day
  • Daily stall cleaning
  • Trainer on site
  • Scheduling and holding service for Farrier and Vet needs
  • Expert Barn Manager/Owner lives on the property
  • Scouting programs: Horsemanship Merrit Badge and onsite camping 
  • Host workshops, competitions, and equine events
  • Multiple instructors

This is a family run facility and we take pride in providing quality services for horses and rider.



Leslie Harmata, owner/trainer, has 30 years training experience of gaited and non-gaited horses. Former owner of L&W Thoroughbred Horses in Kentucky, and Leshar Equestrian Services in Texas, Leslie has been educated by some of the best equestrians across the country, in a variety of disciplines.

- Starting

- Finishing

- Corrective Training

- Assessment Service - provide an independent evaluation of a horse prior to purchase

- Horse Sales/Brokerage Service


Riding Instruction

- Group lessons

- Private lessons

- Beginning riding

- Intermediate riding

- Advanced riding

- Rider Confidence - small groups, scheduled workshops

Western, English, Dressage lessons available.

Call for appointment: 502-494-5314

 Our mission is to help riders create a partnership with their horses;  a mutual trust that leads to a safe, fun experience. 




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