Share This Page:

Current Sub Needs

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

Contact Megan at to sign up today!

The 2015 Volunteer Enrichment Conference

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

The 2015 Volunteer Enrichment Conference is a one-day conference offering sessions on a variety of topics related the High Hopes’ volunteer experience. A small registration fee includes your choice of 4 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.

Leadership for Volunteers with Linda Ferraro

Natural Horsemanship with Tim Hayes

Riders with Autism & other Sensory Disorders with Occupational Therapy Team from L&M Hospital

Equi-Yoga with Marty Whittle of Top Cat Farm

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

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!

Photo credit:  A. Vincent Scarano

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.

2014 dates TBD

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.

More Info

Every Minute Counts!

Volunteer Hours Log