Blue Star Ranch is a private horse ranch on a 140-acre expanse in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. We are located in North Carolina, right between downtown Cashiers and downtown Highlands. Our area is known for its temperate climate and lush vegetation and we're a favorite refuge for southerners seeking relief from the summer heat.
The Ranch hosts private events for leaders and teachers of various disciplines to retreat and collaborate. Our cornerstone program is RingLeader Equine Coaching, which is available by private appointment with Dr. Trish Ring or one of our accomplished coaches.
Blue Star Ranch is the brainchild of Trish and Carl Ring who, after a series of life-changing events, were inspired to restore disparate land plots to create a haven for people seeking a return to nature and a renewed sense of purpose in their lives.
* The Ranch does not offer lodging. We are a private, day facility for coaching clients and invited visitors only.
RingLeader Equine Coaching private sessions are booked for half or full days. You'll receive some advance assessments to complete prior to our first session as a way to establish our goals for working together. You'll have a variety of experiences onsite at the Ranch, including time in the Round Pen, one-on-one coaching outside of the Pen, and Herding exercises, along with time for reflection, integration, and follow-up with your coach.
Group sessions are offered on RingLeader Coaching Days, where up to 4 people are coached together for a 5-hour day, including lunch and time for exploring the property. You will observe your fellow participants as they are coached, and they will observe you, as well, in a supportive and confidential community. You may notice that it's easier to spot other peoples patterns than it is to spot your own!