Hours of Operation: Mon - Fri 8:00am - 8:00pm


Morning Star Horse Farm is situated on 57 acres in Saunderstown, Rhode Island and is conveniently located on Route 1 South. Morning Star welcomes all riding disciplines and offers boarding, horseback riding lessons and training. Morning Star is committed to providing top notch horse care and a fun, safe environment for horses and humans of all ages.

McSoley Equestrian has been offering horseback riding lessons and training at Morning Star since 2021. Head trainer, Cara McSoley, analyzes what a rider and their horse need to increase their partnership on the ground and under saddle. Cara offers beginner through advanced riding lessons on your horse or on one of our wonderful school horses.

Morning Star Horse Farm also hosts AllFours Physical Therapy and Engaging Physical Therapy, two Rhode Island-based physical therapists who specialize in the use of hippotherapy as a physical therapy treatment strategy.


Morning Star Horse Farm McSoley Equestrian, Horseback Riding Lessons and Horse Boarding in Rhode Island

Nancy Pottish

Nancy moved to Rhode Island from Utah in 2008 with her husband Peter after successfully starting, running, and selling their engineering business.

Nancy has been a lifelong animal lover and animal rescuer. She is currently affiliated with PawsWatch where she has helped rescue and re-home hundreds of stray cats.

Nancy purchased Morning Star Horse Farm in 2012 when she noticed a "For Sale" sign as she drove past and felt compelled to stop by. Nancy has three horses of her own and enjoys trail riding, English, and Western. 

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Cara McSoley

Cara is the manager and head trainer at Morning Star Horse Farm and the owner of McSoley Equestrian. Cara has been riding since she was five and began competing at the age of eight. She participated in 4H growing up and competed on the AQHA circuit in English and Western.

Cara attended Roger Williams University where she competed in IHSA all four years, captaining the team her senior year. In 2012, Cara began apprenticing in hunter jumper and dressage and has since coached IEA, managed barns throughout Rhode Island, and grown a passion for building horse and human relationships in multiple disciplines.

Cara has an eye for determining what you and your horse need and will help you gain the tools to reach your goals. She is a Massachusetts licensed instructor.

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Lexi Stone

Lexi is the assistant manager and an instructor at Morning Star Horse Farm and has been riding most of her life.

Lexi got her start in eventing and attending GMHA camp as a kid. She is both an animal person and people person, providing great care to our horses and helping everyone feel a welcome part of our community.

Lexi possesses extensive experience in all realms of horse care and competes locally in the jumpers with her horse, Pacino. 


  • Four barns with fully matted stalls
  • Attached 72' x 168' indoor ring with CGT footing
  • Two large outdoor arenas
  • 57 acres with maintained trails
  • Hot and cold water wash stall
  • Group and individual turn outs