Category Archives: News & Events

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 […]

Sunday 2/12 VetTogether rescheduled due to weather

Good morning!  The IAVA VetTogether scheduled for Sunday, 2/12 from 11-1 had been cancelled due to predicted snow and a winter storm warning in the northern part of the state.  We will reschedule and will post the new date soon. Thank you for supporting our vets! If you have questions or want to learn more […]

“VetTogether” Family Day at High Hopes

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 […]

Calling all kids! Winter Camp 2017

Come Meet Smokey & Al!    Are you looking for fun activities for kids this winter during winter break?  High Hopes is pleased to offer a 2-day winter camp for children–ages 6-12, February 20-21, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.  The session will be full of team building games & equine activities, carriage driving, riding, grooming and arts & crafts. Winter Camp […]

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 […]

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 […]

Judith’s Story

Judith had always loved riding horses and caring for them. So much so that she owned her own horse and ran a barn for several years.

Read all about it! The High Hopes Rider is out!

Read all about it! The High Hopes Rider is out!
The Fall 2016 Rider Newsletter is hot off the press. Inside this edition, read all about it—Touching Veteran’s Lives . . . The Equus Effect Program; High Hopes successful partnership with Camp Harkness and a very special highlight of High Hopes’ young participant, Matthew Scotella, who was just awarded the PATH Int’l 2016 Youth Equestrian of the Year! Sit back, relax and enjoy the fall issue of RIDER! Happy Fall 2016!

Meet Griffin

Griffin, age 5, began riding at High Hopes in the summer of 2014 as a participant in our Immersion Camp program run in conjunction with L&M Hospital.

High Hopes Offers Riding Lessons to the Public

Learn2Ride Community Riding Lessons Winter Session ! Lessons begin week of November 28th and run for six 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 instruction […]