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Current Sub Needs

Horse leaders needed for the Winter Semester:  January 5th – February 14th.

Also needed:

Volunteer Feeder Wednesday 8:00 AM starting Feb 18th

Volunteer Receptionist Mondays 4-6, Wednesdays 1-2:30, Fridays 3:30-5:30, or Saturdays 12-2

Volunteer Scheduling Assistant:  Schedule flexible.

Contact Megan at or (860)434-1974 to sign up today!

weeks 4 and 5 sub needs

The 2015 Volunteer Enrichment Conference

Registration Now Open! 
Click here to register.

Monday, February 16th 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

The 2015 Volunteer Enrichment Conference is a one-day program offering sessions on a variety of topics related to the High Hopes’ volunteer experience. For a small registration fee of $10 you will be able to attend four unique sessions, and lunch is included. Guests are also welcome to register, so invite your friends to join you for a fun day of learning at our beautiful facility.

Here’s a sample of the sessions that will be offered.  For a full list of offerings, click here.

Natural Horsemanship with Tim Hayes

Optimizing our Riders’ Lives: Communication and Engagement for Riders with Sensory Needs with Occupational Therapists from L&M Hospital

Equi-Yoga with Marty Whittle of Top Cat Farm

Warriors in Transition with Jane Strong

High Hopes Through the Years:  An oral and visual history of High Hopes

To sign up please contact Megan at (860)434-1974, ext. 112 or or click here for on-line registration.

Volunteer Workshops

Advanced Techniques

Classes in advanced sidewalking and leader techniques are offered to current volunteers at various times of the year.  The classes, offered at no charge, are an great opportunity to hone skills.


Sidewalker Workshop


Discussion and practice of advanced level sidewalking techniques.  Topics to include physical supports, communicating with your riders, FAQs.  Bring your questions!  2015 Dates TBD

Photo credit:  A. Vincent Scarano

Effective Leader Training

For those with horse experience interested in becoming horse leaders, additional training opportunities will be available to learn and practice our leading techniques.

2015 Dates:

January 28th 4:00-6:00 (for current horse leaders)

February 24th 4:00-6:00 (for new horse leaders)

March 26th 4:00-6:00 (for current horse leaders)

June 18th 3:00-5:30 (for new horse leaders)

July 10th 2:00-4:30 (for new horse leaders)

To sign up please contact Carrina at(860) 434-1974, ext. 121 or

Continuing Education

Professional Enrichment


The Winter Lecture Series consists of classes offered in conjunction with our winter Instructor Training Course.  Lectures and role play with our professional staff offers insight through the lens of PATH Intl. certified instructors, PT, OT and Expressive Arts therapists, as well as vaulting and carriage driving instructors.

Audit fees may apply.  Please contact Patti Coyle at (860) 434-1974, ext. 124 or if you are interested in attending one or more classes.

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Every Minute Counts!

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