Category Archives: News & Events

Horse Show Days are here! May 20-26, 2017

Horse Show Days is one of our favorite weeks here at High Hopes! High Hopes celebrates the accomplishments of its participants during our annual Horse Show Days week to be held May 20-26th, 9:00 am-5:00 pm each day at High Hopes Therapeutic Riding, located at 36 Town Woods Road, Old Lyme.  More than 240 riders […]

Save the Date! Moon Dance . . . June 10, 2017 Tickets on Sale Now!

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 […]

Summer Camp Registration Deadline May 22nd. Camp Volunteers Needed!

Each summer High Hopes is pleased to offer five 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 […]

Summer Ahead! Community Riding Lessons Offered

Learn2Ride Community Riding Lessons Summer Session                                                                                                   […]

Making Great Strides . . . LEARN at High Hopes!

We love Thursdays at High Hopes! Each week, Tim Logan of LEARN, brings a group of high schoolers to High Hopes for our unmounted Equine Learning Program with a focus on character development.  With their volunteers, Pam and Andrea, the boys are exploring a “Hero’s Journey” curriculum that involves partnering with the horse as they […]

High Hopes Celebrates Spring at the Madison Beach Hotel

It was a special night for High Hopes Therapeutic Riding, Inc. at the Madison Beach Hotel on Friday, March 24th, with a reception and celebration of spring that shared the story of High Hopes with new friends from Madison and surrounding communities.  The event was sponsored by the Madison Beach Hotel, 30-Mile Brewery, Mionetto, USA […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]