Congratulations Lauren!

Please join us in congratulating Lauren Fitzgerald, High Hopes Lesson Manager.  As a result of her hard work and dedication to the PATH driving program Lauren has earned lead evaluator status, making her one of only a handful of people in the country with that designation.  We at High Hopes are very proud and lucky to have Lauren on our staff!

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Current Open Positions at High Hopes

We have three open positions at High Hopes.  Go to highhopestr.org/about/careers to read about them and learn how to apply.

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Dom Schramm Eventing Clinic June 27-28, 2015

Join Advanced level eventer Dom Schramm for a two-day eventing clinic.  Proceeds to benefit the programs and participants of High Hopes Therapeutic Riding.  Work with Dom on your personal goals in a supportive, small group setting.  Register before June 13th for the early bird rates!  Auditors welcome, limited stabling available.

  • Saturday’s sessions will focus on flat and grid work.
    • Early bird registration before June 13th:  $150 cash/check, $160 credit card; $175/$185 after June 13th.
  • Sunday’s sessions will be hosted at nearby Lord Creek Farm on a picturesque cross country course with elements up to Novice level.
    • Early bird registration before June 13th:  $150 cash/check, $160 credit card; $175/$185 after June 13th.
  • Both days:  Early bird registration before June 13th:  $300 cash/check, $310 credit card; $350/$360 after June 13th.
  • Auditor fee:  $25 per day
  • Lunch:  $12 per day
  • Stabling:  $50 per day

Go to http://highhopestr.org/dom-schramm-clinic/ to learn more and to register.

About Dom Schramm
Australian eventing rider Dominic Schramm is an advanced level competitor. A dedicated and determined athlete, Dom’s patience, experience and knowledge shows in his ability to bring up young horses and instill confidence in riders through his clinics.

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Always By Your Side – A Volunteer Management Workshop

Strategies and techniques for managing volunteers
Maximizing effectiveness with minimal resources
May 7-8, 2015 at High Hopes
Topics to include:
Volunteer recruitment, training and retention
Building and maintaining volunteer relationships
Managing volunteers for maximum effectiveness
Who Should Attend
Volunteer Managers/Coordinators
Non Profit Program Administrators
Anyone who wants to learn more about volunteer management
Workshop Faculty
Megan Ellis, High Hopes Volunteer Manager
Carrina Echeandia, High Hopes Volunteer Coordinator

 

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Strategic Plan 2015-2019

The High Hopes Board of Trustees has approved the Strategic Plan 2015-2019 and we are pleased to make a copy available here.

Click here to read the Plan.

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Welcome to Spring Semester!

Welcome to Spring Semester at High Hopes!  Even though there is still now on the ground, the days are getting longer and warmer weather is just around the corner.   Thank you to all who are volunteering in our therapeutic horsemanship programs and behind the scenes helping with administration.  You each make a difference every hour you spend at High Hopes!

Here is a quick note from the Chairman of our Volunteer Committee, Penny Nelson.  Penny says “Welcome, volunteers, to our spring semester among the icicles.  I’d like to thank the class coordinators, team captains, and all those who reached out to new volunteers to welcome and support them as they took their first steps at High Hopes.  You were able to ease their transition and make our newcomers more comfortable in what may be, at first, strange surroundings.   New volunteers, please know that we encourage your questions, will listen to your concerns, and will do everything we can to ease your way into High Hopes life.  I think as you give back to this special community, you will find that it is you who are enriched.  Thanks.  You are greatly appreciated.”

Here is a quick note from the Chairman of our Volunteer Committee, Penny Nelson.  Penny says “Welcome, volunteers, to our spring semester among the icicles.  I’d like to thank the class coordinators, team captains, and all those who reached out to new volunteers to welcome and support them as they took their first steps at High Hopes.  You were able to ease their transition and make our newcomers more comfortable in what may be, at first, strange surroundings.   New volunteers, please know that we encourage your questions, will listen to your concerns, and will do everything we can to ease your way into High Hopes life.  I think as you give back to this special community, you will find that it is you who are enriched.  Thanks.  You are greatly appreciated.”

If you enjoy volunteering at High Hopes, please spread the word by inviting friends, family, coworkers or classmates to our Chili Open House on March 21st.  Enjoy homemade chili, meet the horses, and learn more about one of our country’s premier therapeutic riding centers!

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Volunteer Enrichment Conference and Upcoming Seminar

Thank you to all who attended the High Hopes Volunteer Enrichment Conference on Monday!  It was a great day filled with professional speakers, delicious food, and new friends.  Here are some of our favorite quotes from the day:

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“If you don’t get going, nothing will happen!” – Marianne Pfeiffer, one of High Hopes founding volunteers on how the original volunteer corps developed the great mission we still carry out today.

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“I learned a lot, met new people, and feel more involved in the volunteer community.” – A new volunteer.

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“[The conference] gave me an understanding as to what the instructors are trying to accomplish.” – An attendee.

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“Wonderful subjects. Great speakers!” – An attendee.

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“It was all great! To learn so much for $10 was extraordinary and lunch was great.” – An attendee.

Equi-Yoga with Marty Whittle

Equi-Yoga with Marty Whittle

If you couldn’t make it, we hope you’ll enjoy the pictures and plan to join us next year!

UPCOMING SEMINAR – SIGN UP TODAY!

We are excited to offer a free seminar, “Leadership for Volunteers,” on Sunday, February 22nd from 12-3, presented by Linda Ferraro, an Organizational Development professional who successfully works with Fortune 500 Corporations developing and implementing strategies to increase organizational performance through leadership coaching, development and team alignment. In this session we’ll explore style differences related to learning and working that impact our success in leading teams as well as in directing our own performance.  We’ll also focus on influencing styles to use in all aspects of our lives, personal and professional.  Email Megan at mellis@highhopestr.org or call (860)434-1974 to sign up.

 

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Did you know? High Hopes offers a wide selection of continuing education opportunities!

Some of our upcoming seminars include:

Volunteer Enrichment Conference – February 16th – A full day of exciting educational offerings, and lunch is included.  Register here.

Volunteer Leadership Seminar – February 22nd – Develop your leadership skills and learn techniques for working on a volunteer team and supporting new volunteers.  Presented by Linda Ferraro.  Email Megan at mellis@highhopestr.org to sign up.

Sensory Integration and Autism – February 7th – Increase your awareness of  Autism and Sensory Processing considerations in therapeutic riding led by Donna Latella, Occupational Therapist and PATH Intl Registered Instructor and Leslie Bridges-Parent, Pediatric Occupational Therapist.

Business, Development and Administration – February 12-13 – This two day workshop will help identify areas and plans for growth from the most basic mission, vision and values to governance, staffing, fundraising and marketing essentials.

Volunteer Management – May 7-8 – This seminar will provide proven strategies and techniques for recruiting, training, and retaining a corps of volunteers to support and enrich your organization.

Visit our website to learn more about these and other professional enrichment opportunities:  http://highhopestr.org/learn/training-education/professional-enrichment/

 

 

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LEARN 2 RIDE at High Hopes

Individual lessons will be conducted on December 8, 9, 10, 11 and 16.  Group ( 1 hour) or Private (1/2 hour) for $60 per lesson.  Lesson Series are also available during the year.  Contact Courtney Bernard at cbernard@highhopestr.org, (860) 434-1974 ext. 118 to learn more.

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