High Hopes is committed to opportunity, education and excellence offering a variety of workshops, certifications and on-demand offerings through High Hopes and PATH Int’l.
Equine Specialist Mental Health and Learning Workshop & Practical Horsemanship Skills TestNovember 17-20, 2017& April 2018 (Dates TBD)
This is a three-day workshop offered to equine professionals and therapeutic riding instructors who work or would like to work with students with mental health and/or learning issues.
Workshop – November 17-20, 2017
Registration Deadline: October 13, 2017
The workshop is a requirement of the ESMHL certification. It is beneficial to have horsemanship skills and experience when attending this workshop but it is not required.
Horsemanship Skills Test – November 20, 2017
The skills test is held on day 4 following the ESMHL workshop.
ESMHL Workshop and Skills Test Information and Registration
The Equus Effect "Vetted Program"January 7-10, 2018
The Equus Effect Organization will conduct training for centers at High Hopes in January 2018 to help facilities serve our military heros. For additional information, please contact Jane Strong at (203) 803-9507 or log on to www.theequuseffect.org .
This 3-day workshop will focus on providing a comprehensive review of PATH Intl. Advanced Instructor Criteria and will explore all aspects of the Criteria through classroom discussion, hands on learning, and teaching opportunities with current High Hopes participants. This workshop will include many opportunities for discussion and candidate evaluation.
Participants must be PATH Intl. Registered Instructors with over 75 hours of
Participants must be secure riders at walk, trot and canter
Registration deadline: January 2, 2018
An interactive two-day workshop designed to help you meet your organization’s management, fundraising and communication needs. This workshop explores best practices in non-profit management, offers practical learning opportunities, case studies, and networking with peers.
Day 1: Nonprofit Business Administration:
Develop an understanding of and utilize solid management practices
that will ensure your organization survives and thrives in today’s
Day 2: Fundraising and Communications
Build a well-rounded fundraising program to ensure long term
In addition, there will be a discussion on developing a multi faceted approach to communicating with your constituency. Topics will include identifying your target audience, using social media tools and creating engaging newsletters
Registration deadline: February 1, 2018
Equine selection and training are central to the success of our therapeutic horsemanship programs. Join our staff in a conversation about finding the right equine for your program’s needs, training them for their unique roles and maintaining their well-being to ensure longevity in your herd.
Recruiting and selecting the right horses for your program
Planning a trial period
Tailored training systems to create willing partners
Stress control: management techniques for happy horses
Life beyond the TR Center
Registration Deadline: February 19, 2018
The purpose of this PATH Intl. workshop is to increase the professionalism and knowledge within the industry. This interactive training provides PATH Intl. Certified Instructors with an overview of the role of a mentor within the EAAT industry and the necessary skills and tools to apply this knowledge to mentor other instructor candidates.
Registration deadline: April, 20182017 Mentor Training Workshop Information & Registration
Future Professional Enrichment Workshops 2018 (Dates to be announced)
Winter Lecture Series – Winter 2018
Sensory Integration – February 2018
ESMHL – Spring & Fall 2018
Beyond ESMHL – February 2018
On-Site Workshop and Certification – June 2018
An interactive two-day workshop designed to help you develop strategies and techniques for managing volunteer resources.
Topics to include:
Recruitment, training and retention
Fostering volunteer relationships
Managing volunteers for maximum effectiveness
Volunteer program evaluation and data tracking and more!
Registration Deadline: February 26, 2018