Dom Schramm Eventing Clinic June 27-28, 2015

Sign up now and join Advanced level eventer Dom Schramm for a two-day eventing clinic.  Proceeds to benefit the programs and participants of High Hopes Therapeutic Riding.  Work with Dom on your personal goals in a supportive, small group setting.  Register before June 13th for the early bird rates!  Auditors welcome, limited stabling available.

  • Saturday’s sessions will focus on flat and grid work.
    • Early bird registration before June 13th:  $150 cash/check, $160 credit card; $175/$185 after June 13th.
  • Sunday’s sessions will be hosted at nearby Lord Creek Farm on a picturesque cross country course with elements up to Novice level.
    • Early bird registration before June 13th:  $150 cash/check, $160 credit card; $175/$185 after June 13th.
  • Both days:  Early bird registration before June 13th:  $300 cash/check, $310 credit card; $350/$360 after June 13th.
  • Auditor fee:  $25 per day
  • Lunch:  $12 per day
  • Stabling:  $50 per day

Go to http://highhopestr.org/dom-schramm-clinic/ to learn more and to register.

About Dom Schramm
Australian eventing rider Dominic Schramm is an advanced level competitor. A dedicated and determined athlete, Dom’s patience, experience and knowledge shows in his ability to bring up young horses and instill confidence in riders through his clinics.

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Join Us For a Night of Fun to Benefit the Programs and Participants of High Hopes

“Motown, A Night of Soul and Funk” promises to be a memorable evening featuring the toe-tapping, dancing in the streets sound of The Sultans.   Marvin Gaye may have sung “What’s Goin’ On,” and “Heard It Through the Grapevine” but here’s the scoop: striking décor will transform the High Hopes pastoral riding facility into the ideal setting for a sit-down dinner, silent auction, concert and dancing. Proceeds will benefit the programs & participants of our year round equine assisted therapy programs. This event is sponsored by Northstar Wealth Partners, LLC. For more information and to purchase tickets please visit http://highhopestr.org/motown/

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Learn how to safely administer medications and EpiPens

High Hopes in Old Lyme is pleased to offer a certification course for the administration of medications and EpiPen.  This instructional program provides the knowledge and skills needed to safely administer medications to children in child care settings and complies with the training requirements stated in the CT state statutes.  The instructions are limited to those medications authorized by state statutes. The medications covered are oral, topical, inhaled and EpiPens.  

When: Wednesday, May 27th

EpiPen ONLY– 5:30pm – 6:15pm
Full Course – 5:30pm – 8:30pm

Where: High Hopes Therapeutic Riding Inc., 36 Town Woods Road, Old Lyme CT
Who: Child care providers, Licensed Summer Camp Programs

Fees:
Medication administration including EpiPen- $30.00/person.
The certification is good for 3 years for the full class, 1 year for EpiPen.

EpiPen ONLY- $10.00/person good for 1 year

REGISTRATION DEADLINE MAY 22nd

Click on this link for the application form Epi Pen+med admin

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Stress Management in EAAT Horses

Wow! Great article on stress management for EAAT horses in the Spring 2015 STRIDES magazine by our own Holly Sundmacker and Lauren Fitzgerald. As an added bonus, the wonderful photo of Cody accompanying the article is the May featured photo in the High Hopes 2015 wall calendar.

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It’s Not Too Early to Plan Your Summer

Spring is in the air.  Can summer be far behind?  We have a few openings available for summer camp.  Contact Sarah Carlson at 860-434-1974, ext. 115.

There are volunteer openings for summer program, summer camp and Camp Harkness too.  Contact Megan Ellis at 860-434-1974, ext. 112.

For more information about summer activities at High Hopes visit http://highhopestr.org/learn/equine-activities-therapies/summer-camp/

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Learn to Ride – open to all

During program breaks throughout the year, High Hopes offers riding and carriage driving lessons to the public.

Upcoming Lesson Dates:

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Group Youth Lessons (4 per group) at High Hopes, Old Lyme
Fridays 3-4 pm from June 26th-August 7th

Teen/Adult Semi Private (2 per group) at Camp Harkness, Waterford
Wednesdays 1-1:45 and 2-2:45 from June 24th-August 5th

Individual Lessons:
Check back for August dates!

To inquire about our  lessons please  contact Courtney Bernard at cbernard@highhopestr.org, or , ext. 118.

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Congratulations Lauren!

Please join us in congratulating Lauren Fitzgerald, High Hopes Lesson Manager.  As a result of her hard work and dedication to the PATH driving program Lauren has earned lead evaluator status, making her one of only a handful of people in the country with that designation.  We at High Hopes are very proud and lucky to have Lauren on our staff!

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Current Open Positions at High Hopes

We have three open positions at High Hopes.  Go to highhopestr.org/about/careers to read about them and learn how to apply.

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Strategic Plan 2015-2019

The High Hopes Board of Trustees has approved the Strategic Plan 2015-2019 and we are pleased to make a copy available here.

Click here to read the Plan.

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Shop smile.amazon.com!

When you shop on Amazon.com be sure to use our Amazon Smile link and Amazon will donate 0.5% of your purchase to High Hopes!

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Welcome to Spring Semester!

Welcome to Spring Semester at High Hopes!  Even though there is still now on the ground, the days are getting longer and warmer weather is just around the corner.   Thank you to all who are volunteering in our therapeutic horsemanship programs and behind the scenes helping with administration.  You each make a difference every hour you spend at High Hopes!

Here is a quick note from the Chairman of our Volunteer Committee, Penny Nelson.  Penny says “Welcome, volunteers, to our spring semester among the icicles.  I’d like to thank the class coordinators, team captains, and all those who reached out to new volunteers to welcome and support them as they took their first steps at High Hopes.  You were able to ease their transition and make our newcomers more comfortable in what may be, at first, strange surroundings.   New volunteers, please know that we encourage your questions, will listen to your concerns, and will do everything we can to ease your way into High Hopes life.  I think as you give back to this special community, you will find that it is you who are enriched.  Thanks.  You are greatly appreciated.”

Here is a quick note from the Chairman of our Volunteer Committee, Penny Nelson.  Penny says “Welcome, volunteers, to our spring semester among the icicles.  I’d like to thank the class coordinators, team captains, and all those who reached out to new volunteers to welcome and support them as they took their first steps at High Hopes.  You were able to ease their transition and make our newcomers more comfortable in what may be, at first, strange surroundings.   New volunteers, please know that we encourage your questions, will listen to your concerns, and will do everything we can to ease your way into High Hopes life.  I think as you give back to this special community, you will find that it is you who are enriched.  Thanks.  You are greatly appreciated.”

If you enjoy volunteering at High Hopes, please spread the word by inviting friends, family, coworkers or classmates to our Chili Open House on March 21st.  Enjoy homemade chili, meet the horses, and learn more about one of our country’s premier therapeutic riding centers!

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Volunteer Enrichment Conference and Upcoming Seminar

Thank you to all who attended the High Hopes Volunteer Enrichment Conference on Monday!  It was a great day filled with professional speakers, delicious food, and new friends.  Here are some of our favorite quotes from the day:

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“If you don’t get going, nothing will happen!” – Marianne Pfeiffer, one of High Hopes founding volunteers on how the original volunteer corps developed the great mission we still carry out today.

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“I learned a lot, met new people, and feel more involved in the volunteer community.” – A new volunteer.

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“[The conference] gave me an understanding as to what the instructors are trying to accomplish.” – An attendee.

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“Wonderful subjects. Great speakers!” – An attendee.

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“It was all great! To learn so much for $10 was extraordinary and lunch was great.” – An attendee.

Equi-Yoga with Marty Whittle

Equi-Yoga with Marty Whittle

If you couldn’t make it, we hope you’ll enjoy the pictures and plan to join us next year!

UPCOMING SEMINAR – SIGN UP TODAY!

We are excited to offer a free seminar, “Leadership for Volunteers,” on Sunday, February 22nd from 12-3, presented by Linda Ferraro, an Organizational Development professional who successfully works with Fortune 500 Corporations developing and implementing strategies to increase organizational performance through leadership coaching, development and team alignment. In this session we’ll explore style differences related to learning and working that impact our success in leading teams as well as in directing our own performance.  We’ll also focus on influencing styles to use in all aspects of our lives, personal and professional.  Email Megan at mellis@highhopestr.org or call (860)434-1974 to sign up.

 

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