Category Archives: News & Events

Supporter Appreciation Night

Last night we were delighted to welcome a group of our supporters and sponsors to High Hopes. Our evening’s main sponsor – Thank You!   During the evening our friends watched a demonstration by one of our riders, and beneficiaries of the High Hopes Program, Andrea. This is Andrea’s Story As told by Andrea’s mom, […]

Daughter of a veteran rides in High Hopes new program

Horses love Vet Kids

Thanks to the generosity of the Thompson Family Foundation, High Hopes was able to offer a new program this summer, especially for the children of veterans and service members and it was a huge success! Children of veterans are a population generally underserved by traditional veterans programs, which tend to focus more on the service […]

“Live with positivity & generosity”

We are so proud to be able to call these inspirational boys and their amazing parents, part of the High Hopes family. Check out Sarah Cody’s “mommy minute” video about how the Scotella family are raising money for Smilow Cancer Hospital through their “Bottle It Up!” campaign.

Annual Celebration

Have you received your invitation to our Annual Celebration of Horses & Humans Improving Lives – 1st October 2017 Click here to R.S.V.P.

WIN a Jeep for $50

The 2017 High Hopes Car Raffle is for a 2017 Jeep Wrangler 4×4 Sport in conjunction with Valenti AutoMall Buy a ticket for $50 and drive away from the 2017 Holiday Market ready for (almost) anything a Connecticut winter can throw at you – or dream of off-road adventures with the soft top down in […]

Summer’s Story

Summer’s Story sent to us by Mallory Ahern (edited) My name is Mallory Ahern and I’m the owner of East View’s Summer aka Summer. I have owned Summer for 5 amazing years. Summer is a registered Clydesdale Mare, born on June 20th 2001 at a Clydesdale breeding farm in Huntington Indiana. Her Sire was M18059 […]

Whibley

picture by Gina Starks We are sorry to report that we lost a much loved member of our herd last night – Whibley. Although Whibley had not been at High Hopes as long as many of our herd, he impressed and endeared himself to everyone with his amazing presence; both physical and in spirit … he was […]

Immersion 2017

IMMERSION is a collaboration between Lawrence + Memorial Hospital and High Hopes and made possible by a grant from the Baker Foundation, funding the program through “Autism Speaks”. Each program enables 12 children between the ages of 4 and 6 to spend four days immersed in equine assisted activities and therapies; on and off the […]

Trustees 2017-2018

  The New Board of Trustees – 2017 – 20187 John Catlett Chair John spent more than 26 years with the consulting firm Accenture before retiring as a senior partner. He holds degrees from Drew University and Lehigh University. John lives in Lyme with his wife, Athana, and three daughters, Sarah, Sabrina and Anna. Jeffrey […]

What a night! – Moon Dance 2017

As the moon sets on this year’s benefit, it is time to reflect on a perfect summer’s evening, when nearly 600 of our friends and supporters joined High Hopes for our inimitable gala. Over the years, this premier fundraising gala just gets better and better. We are delighted to announce that as of June 15th, […]