Category Archives: Success Stories

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 […]

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 […]

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.