Thank you ChelseaGroton Bank!

To celebrate their 160th anniversary ChelseaGroton Bank launched 160 Acts of Kindness.  Through this initiative the bank will financially support a cause, non-profit agency or community event selected by each of their employees, in the amount of $160.  High Hopes is proud to have been chosen by several bank employees to receive this honor.   ChelseaGroton Bank was also a Gold Sponsor of June’s Symphony event.

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Symphony 2014 Slide Show

Click here to view a slide show of Symphony 2014

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Summer Camp

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Volunteer Sub Needs

Welcome back to Summer Semester! In addition to our Lesson Program Sub Needs, we are still in need of help for our other summer programs:

Summer Camp Week 3 (July 14th-July 17th)/ Summer Week 4 (July 21-July 24). Contact Carrina to learn more and sign up

Harkness Park: Horse leaders and Barn Assistants needed Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday- AM 10-12) and Afternoon (2-4) Shifts open.

Click here for updated sub needs.

Contact Courtney to sign up as sub or for more information on the Harkness program.

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Dressage Intensive Clinic in August at High Hopes

No matter your level, you and your horse will gain skill and confidence from semi-private dressage lessons with Patricia Norcia, renown dressage performer and instructor.  August 2nd and 3rd at High Hopes.  Contact Liz Adams, (860) 434-1974 or

Information and Registration Form




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Volunteer Subs Needed!

We have one more week of summer program. Don’t miss your chance to volunteer!

Volunteers needed for:

Thursday 7/24:

  • 3:30 pm-Long Liner
  • 4:30 pm- Long Liner

Friday 7/25:

  • 1 pm: Leader and Sidewalker
  • 2 pm: Sidewalker
  • 2:45: Long Liner and SIdewalker

Monday 7/28: No Sub Needs at this time

Tuesday 7/29:

  • 3:30 pm: Sidewalker

Thursday 7/31:

  • 3:30 pm: Sidewalker
  • 5:30 pm: Sidewalker

Friday 8/1:

  • 9:30 am: Sidewalker
  • 10:30 am: Sidewalker
  • 1 pm: Sidewalker

Email Courtney at to sign up.

Thank you for donating your time to ensure our participants have an exceptional experience.

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Volunteer Needs: Program, Summer Camp, Camp Harkness

High Hopes’ most exciting summer semester yet is underway! We have a need for leaders, sidewalkers and barn assistants to help this semester in our weekly lessons. Please consider lending your expertise in one of the following programs:

Weekly Lesson Program

Traditional 6 week semester (June 23-August 8).

Click Here for Volunteer Sub Needs.

Contact Courtney to sign up.

Summer Camp: Multiple weeks available for sign up beginning June 30th. Please note *this program requires a Mon-Thurs 8:30-1 commitment*. Contact Carrina to sign up as a summer camp volunteer.

     Horse Leaders needed for 

  • Week 3 (July 14-17)
  • Week 4 (July 21-24)

Camp Harkness: High Hopes at Camp Harkness in Waterford, CT

      Week of July 14th – 17th:

  • Tues. 7/15: 9:15 – 10:15 – ELP coach/ assistant (this is a permanent open spot)
  • Weds. 7/16: 10:00 – 12:00 – 1 horse leader
  • Weds. 7/16: 10 – 12 – barn assist (permanent spot)

      Week of July 21st – 24th:

  • Tues. 7/22: 9:15 – 10:15 – 2 ELP coaches/ assistants
  • Tues. 7/22: 10 – 12 – Carriage Driving header and/or ELP assistant
  • Tues. 7/22: 2:30 – 4 – Barn Assist
  • Weds. 7/23: 10:00 – 12:00 – horse leader
  • Weds. 7/23: 10 – 12 – barn assist (permanent spot)
  • Weds. 7/23: 1:00 – 3:00 – 2 ELP assist/ barn assist
  • Thurs. 7/24: 8:30 – 9:30 – ELP assist
  • Thurs. 7/24: 10 – 12 – Horse Leader

To volunteer at Camp Harkness, contact Karen.

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Feeding Volunteers Needed!

The High Hopes Herd is seeking feeders to join our Sunday AM, Tuesday AM and Wednesday AM teams. Morning feedings are from 8-10 am. If you are interested in trying a new role or looking for a way to get in more horse time, contact Courtney at We provide training

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Updated Sub Needs (Summer Weeks 1 & 2)

Click here for updated volunteer sub needs.  Please contact the volunteer team to sign up.  Thank you for lending a hand this semester!

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High Hopes presents Symphony June 14th

Click here to visit our Symphony page and plan to join us on June 14th for Symphony, High Hopes’ premier benefit event.  This year’s theme, “A Night at the Movies” will feature Orchestra New England, playing cinematic favorites sure to please.  In addition to the concert, the evening will include elegant dining and a silent auction.  You won’t want to miss what promises to be a special evening of great music in a unique and spectacular setting.

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