Let’s Play! New Article by HH Staff Members Laura Moya and Sarah Carlson.

Read PLAYTIME the Value of Unmounted Games written by High Hopes staff members Laura Moya and Sarah Carlson.  It appears in the latest edition of STRIDES, the PATH Intl. quarterly magazine.

PLAYTIME the Value of Unmounted Games


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Thank you ChelseaGroton Bank!

To celebrate their 160th anniversary ChelseaGroton Bank launched 160 Acts of Kindness.  Through this initiative the bank will financially support a cause, non-profit agency or community event selected by each of their employees, in the amount of $160.  High Hopes is proud to have been chosen by several bank employees to receive this honor.   ChelseaGroton Bank was also a Gold Sponsor of June’s Symphony event.

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Symphony 2014 Slide Show

Click here to view a slide show of Symphony 2014

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Summer Camp

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Volunteer Subs Needed!

We have one more week of summer program. Don’t miss your chance to volunteer!

Volunteers needed for:

Thursday 7/24:

  • 3:30 pm-Long Liner
  • 4:30 pm- Long Liner

Friday 7/25:

  • 1 pm: Leader and Sidewalker
  • 2 pm: Sidewalker
  • 2:45: Long Liner and SIdewalker

Monday 7/28: No Sub Needs at this time

Tuesday 7/29:

  • 3:30 pm: Sidewalker

Thursday 7/31:

  • 3:30 pm: Sidewalker
  • 5:30 pm: Sidewalker

Friday 8/1:

  • 9:30 am: Sidewalker
  • 10:30 am: Sidewalker
  • 1 pm: Sidewalker

Email Courtney at cbernard@highhopestr.org to sign up.

Thank you for donating your time to ensure our participants have an exceptional experience.

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Volunteer Needs: Program, Summer Camp, Camp Harkness

High Hopes’ most exciting summer semester yet is underway! We have a need for leaders, sidewalkers and barn assistants to help this semester in our weekly lessons. Please consider lending your expertise in one of the following programs:

Weekly Lesson Program

Traditional 6 week semester (June 23-August 8).

Click Here for Volunteer Sub Needs.

Contact Courtney to sign up.

Summer Camp: Multiple weeks available for sign up beginning June 30th. Please note *this program requires a Mon-Thurs 8:30-1 commitment*. Contact Carrina to sign up as a summer camp volunteer.

     Horse Leaders needed for 

  • Week 3 (July 14-17)
  • Week 4 (July 21-24)

Camp Harkness: High Hopes at Camp Harkness in Waterford, CT

      Week of July 14th – 17th:

  • Tues. 7/15: 9:15 – 10:15 – ELP coach/ assistant (this is a permanent open spot)
  • Weds. 7/16: 10:00 – 12:00 – 1 horse leader
  • Weds. 7/16: 10 – 12 – barn assist (permanent spot)

      Week of July 21st – 24th:

  • Tues. 7/22: 9:15 – 10:15 – 2 ELP coaches/ assistants
  • Tues. 7/22: 10 – 12 – Carriage Driving header and/or ELP assistant
  • Tues. 7/22: 2:30 – 4 – Barn Assist
  • Weds. 7/23: 10:00 – 12:00 – horse leader
  • Weds. 7/23: 10 – 12 – barn assist (permanent spot)
  • Weds. 7/23: 1:00 – 3:00 – 2 ELP assist/ barn assist
  • Thurs. 7/24: 8:30 – 9:30 – ELP assist
  • Thurs. 7/24: 10 – 12 – Horse Leader

To volunteer at Camp Harkness, contact Karen.

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Feeding Volunteers Needed!

The High Hopes Herd is seeking feeders to join our Sunday AM, Tuesday AM and Wednesday AM teams. Morning feedings are from 8-10 am. If you are interested in trying a new role or looking for a way to get in more horse time, contact Courtney at cbernard@highhopestr.org. We provide training

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Updated Sub Needs (Summer Weeks 1 & 2)

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


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.


Learn more


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