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High Hopes is a PATH Intl. premier accredited center and is one of only six centers in the United States authorized to offer  PATH Intl. approved training courses.  We have trained over 200 instructors from throughout the United States and around the world, including Israel, Germany, Japan, South Korea, Turkey, Ireland, Croatia, England, Mexico, and South and Central America.

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Current Open Positions at High Hopes

We currently have three open positions at High Hopes.
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Finance Director

High Hopes Therapeutic Riding, Inc. in Old Lyme, CT seeks an experienced individual for the position of Finance Director.  Under the direction of the Executive Director, the Finance Director will be responsible for timely and accurate fund accounting and bookkeeping procedures, budget, payroll, tax, insurance and HR requirements.  This position also includes IT support and general office procedures and is responsible for supervision of the Office Manager.


  • Demonstrated accounting/bookkeeping and banking skills
  • Demonstrated knowledge of non-profit accounting procedures and requirements
  • Demonstrated payroll administration experience
  • Excellent computer skills with demonstrated knowledge of QuickBooks, Excel and other Office programs, Office 365 and database management
  • Personable and able to work within a customer service framework
  • Strong leadership and management skills
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Ability to be flexible and accommodate various requests in a busy work day

This position is 30-40 hours/week.  At full time (40 hours/week) provides benefits including health, life insurance and a retirement plan.

Founded in 1974, High Hopes is a PATH International Premier Accredited Center which serves over 240 children and adults with disabilities each week.  High Hopes is also one of a handful of independent therapeutic riding centers approved by PATH International to offer instructor training and certification.

For additional information or to submit a resume, please contact Kitty Stalsburg at, High Hopes Therapeutic Riding, Inc., 36 Town Woods Road, Old Lyme, CT  06371.  Please also visit our website  The application deadline is May 15, 2015.

Part Time Instructor

High Hopes Therapeutic Riding, Inc. has an immediate opening for a part time PATH International Certified instructor Fridays and/or Saturdays.  Founded in 1974, High Hopes is a PATH, Intl. Premier Accredited Center located in Old Lyme, CT which serves over 240 children and adults with disabilities each week.  Staff members are integral to a team that works cohesively to provide the highest quality programs for participants and instructor candidates from all over the world in its PATH, Intl. Approved Instructor Training Course.   Please submit resumes and letters of interest to Liz Adams, Program Director at  Liz is also available for questions regarding the position at 860-434-1974 ext. 116.