2014 Horse Show Days are May 17-23

Help us celebrate at Horse Show Days.  The entire week beginning May 17th will be a time for our riders to show off their talent and determination to friends and family.  Join the celebration and demonstrate your support by becoming a Horse Show sponsor.  Whether you are a family member, teacher, neighbor, area business or friend of High Hopes, your gift makes a difference.  Click here to learn more.

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High Hopes Summer Camp on Fox CT-TV

Click here to view the segment

Sarah Carlson, Special Programs Coordinator, recently appeared on Camp Week with Sarah Cody, Fox CT reporter, to discuss the High Hopes summer camp program.

 

 

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High Hopes presents Symphony June 14th

Click here to visit our Symphony page and plan to join us on June 14th for Symphony, High Hopes’ premier benefit event.  This year’s theme, “A Night at the Movies” will feature Orchestra New England, playing cinematic favorites sure to please.  In addition to the concert, the evening will include elegant dining and a silent auction.  You won’t want to miss what promises to be a special evening of great music in a unique and spectacular setting.

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Joggling Board!

Thank you Thomas Weigand-Watkinson for this beautiful new joggling board! We’ve wanted one ever since Karen Brittle sent a photo of one at Charleston Area Therapeutic Riding, Inc.   We’ve been having fun bouncing and rocking on it – we know everyone will love using it.

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Updated Sub Needs (Spring Semester/Weeks 8 and 9)

Click HERE for updated volunteer sub needs.  Please contact the volunteer team to sign up.  Thank you for lending a hand this semester!

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A Saturday at High Hopes

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Equine Specialist Workshop

PATH INT’L EQUINE SPECIALIST IN MENTAL HEALTH AND LEARNING WORKSHOP & PRACTICAL HORSEMANSHIP SKILLS TEST

May 8-11, 2014

A three-day workshop offered to equine professionals and therapeutic riding in-structors who work or would like to work with students with mental health and/or learning issues.

 

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Nutrena Club Support Program

High Hopes is participating in the Nutrena Club Support Program and we welcome your help! Nutrena will make a donation to High Hopes for each proof of purchase. Buy Nutrena products, save the proofs of purchase and put them in a safe place. When you get a pile together, bring or mail them to Holly Sundmacker, Equine Operations Director, High Hopes Therapeutic Riding, 36 Town Woods Road, Old Lyme, CT 06371.

If you don’t buy Nutrena horse feeds, but know someone that does, please tell them about our program and ask them to participate!

Qualifying proofs of purchase for the Nutrena Club Support Program:

  • All Nutrena Feeds labeled grain products and Pro-Premium, River Run and Nutrena Pet Foods are eligible for redemption. Birdseed does not qualify.
  • The only acceptable proofs of purchase for grain products are the sewn-on tags that include the product description. See the photo above for the location of the tag.
  • The only acceptable proofs of purchase from the pet foods are the UPC labels from the bags.

Eligible Nutrena® Products

  • Life Design®, Vitality®, Legacy®
  • Safe Choice®, LiteBalance®, XTN™
  • Empower™
  • Triumph® Horse Feeds
  • Horse Kwik®, NW Stretch Hay
  • Extender®
  • Naturewise™ Farmstore Feeds
  • Cargill™ Milk Plus
  • Dairyway™ / Dairy Focus Feeds
  • All Other Nutrena® Grain Products
  • Loyall ™ Pet Food 20
  • River Run® Dog Food
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Opening for a volunteer to help feed

The High Hopes Herd needs your help!
We have an immediate opening for a volunteer to help feed.

WHEN: Thursday mornings from 8-10am.
This is a weekly commitment that includes program semesters and breaks.

WHAT: Feeding, grooming and stall set up.

TRAINING IS PROVIDED.

For more information or to sign up please contact Courtney Bernard at
(860) 434-1974, ext. 121 or cbernard@highhopestr.org

We couldn’t do all we do without you. You make a difference!

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Lyme Hunter Pace at Lord Creek Farm

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Rain date:  Sunday, September 21, 2014

Come and enjoy the trails at Lord Creek Farm.  A Hunter Pace is a low key competitive event derived from foxhunting. Teams of two or three riders follow a marked and timed course up to 9 miles to include 2-3’ jumps; riders may go over OR around all fences. Teams follow a course over terrain which is meant to stimulate that of a foxhunt-requiring a mixture of gaits that a foxhunter would typically utilize.

Riders will have a choice of competing in one of two divisions: Hunter (a faster pace designed to imitate that of a fox hunt for experienced riders) and Hilltopper (a more leisurely pace than Hunter-about 25% slower, for the novice rider and/or horse).

The Lyme Hunter Pace prides itself on offering a low-key atmosphere for riders to learn and practice their skills in a competitive and supportive environment. Come enjoy the spectacular views of the Connecticut River Valley from Lord Creek Farms.

CHECKPOINT:  Riders must check in for a mandatory 3 minute hold at the half-way mark.

Don’t forget to enjoy a chili lunch before or after your ride!  Provided by our local Connecticut Valley Pony Club.

Proceeds to benefit:

  • Lyme Trail Association
  • High Hopes Therapeutic Riding Inc.
  • Connecticut Valley Pony Club
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Volunteer Enrichment Series

Join us in February for these Volunteer Enrichment seminars:

Vision in the Horse and Rider (Dr. Padula) – February 18th
Equine Dentistry (Dr. Baratt) – February 21st

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