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Save the Date! Moon Dance . . . June 10, 2017

Put on your dancing shoes and dance by the light of the moon!  Save the Date for High Hopes’ premiere gala event, MOON DANCE, Saturday, June 10th here at High Hopes. The arena will once again be transformed into a magical vista of stars, moon and shimmering lights with cocktails, dinner, fabulous silent auction and […]

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Chili Open House . . . All Are Welcomed!

Bring a Buddy and Meet Our Buddy at our Chili Open House!   High Hopes Therapeutic Riding in Old Lyme is hosting an informative and delicious Chili Open House on Saturday, March 25th from 11 AM to 1 PM. The event will give the community the opportunity to learn about one of the top therapeutic […]

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Summer Camp Registration Now Open!

Each summer High Hopes is pleased to offer four unique sessions of an inclusive summer camp.  The sessions are designed to meet the needs of our campers’ ages and riding skill levels.  Throughout our four-day camp sessions, participants experience grooming, tack, daily riding lessons, trail rides, gymnastics on horseback, carriage driving, arts and crafts and […]

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Read All About It! RIDER Winter 2017 Newsletter

The Winter 2017 Rider Newsletter is hot off the press.  Inside this edition—A Memorial to the one and only Janie Davison; High Hopes Valentine this month:  Candy, Horse of the Year; and a very special spotlight on a father-son volunteer team, Nate & Zane–Hand over Hand Helping High Hopes!  Sit back, relax, grab a hot […]

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Spring Ahead! Community Riding Lessons Offered

Learn2Ride Community Riding Lessons Spring Session Lessons begin week of February 25th and run for six or twelve consecutive weeks. High Hopes Therapeutic Riding is offering riding lessons for community members who want to learn how to ride, brush up on old skills or try a new activity.  High Hopes instructors specialize in individualizing riding […]

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“VetTogether” Family Day at High Hopes 3/26/17

Join the Equus Effect, High Hopes, IAVA, and Team RWB Groton for a “VetTogether” Family Day Open House.  We will present an introduction to the Equus Effect program, interact with the horses, and spend time with fellow Connecticut veterans and families.  This is an introduction to working with horses for veterans, families and supporters.  We’ll […]

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Happy New Year! Riley, Fanny, Lauren and YOU making great strides together . . .

  Happy New Year to all our friends and family of High Hopes.  Thank you for embracing our mission with the hope of building a great year ahead.   Let us introduce you to the essence of our mission and appeal. Meet Riley . . .  She is a sweet and funny fifteen-year-old who has Autism […]

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High Hopes 2015-2016 Annual Report: IMPACT Available now!

High Hopes Annual Report 2015-2016 is now available and making great IMPACT!  This year, we are prioritizing the need to clearly articulate the outcomes happening daily at High Hopes, shouting out the value of equine assisted activities to ensure that others truly understand the significant impact and worth of these unique therapies.   This Annual Report […]

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Meet Matthew . . .

This is the story of Matthew Scotella.  Matthew came to High Hopes over 9 years ago diagnosed with a rare genetic neuromuscular disease which still confounds medical personnel.  Over the years, despite extreme personal challenges, Matthew has made great personal, emotional and physical strides at High Hopes sharing his excitement and love of horses with […]

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Meet Nancy . . .

For Nancy, the therapeutic impact of her time at High Hopes goes far beyond the emotional effects of sharing herself with horses, gaining confidence and learning a new skill; it is felt physically, resonating throughout her entire body. For the past 13 years, our horses have aided Nancy in reaching her goals of gaining critically […]

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