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Current Sub Needs

Many thanks to all volunteers for your support this year!  We are in the midst of a 27-week Academic Semester, which will run September 8th – May 26th, with an optional Alternative Winter Program January 26- February 24th.  Click Class Calendar 2016-17 to see all of the program dates. We hope this extended program will provide for ease and consistency of scheduling, foster team-building among volunteers and their riders, and promote participants’ skill development and progress. As always, we welcome your feedback.

We are also currently asking for volunteer help for our Winter Program, January 26th-February 24th.  If you can help, please contact Marie at or (860)434-1974 ext 118.

Academic Semester 2017 Volunteer Sub Needs:

See below for our upcoming sub needs for our therapeutic horsemanship program.  Subs allow all of our participants to have a safe and beneficial experience; please consider helping out.  Thank you!

Please note, sub needs listed in red are open spots for the semester.

Click here to download a PDF version.

Contact Marie Manero at or (860)434-1974 ext. 118 to sign up today! 

Photo credit:  A. Vincent Scarano

Horse Handler Training

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

March 2017 Training Dates/Times:


Sidewalker Training: March 18th  2:30 PM -4:45 PM

Sidewalker/Horse Handler Combo:  March 21st    3:30 PM – 6:45 PM                                                      

Horse Handler I Training: March 28th  4:00 PM – 6:15 PM



If you are interested in learning to lead in class or assist in the barn, tell your instructor or contact Marie Manero at (860)434-1974, ext. 118 or email

Every Minute Counts!

Volunteer Hours Log

For volunteers who serve off-site, or have forgotten to log in at High Hopes, you may now enter your hours online!

Click here to log your hours.

Need to cancel?

Use this form to cancel your volunteer spot.

If you have a conflict and need to cancel your regularly scheduled volunteer spot, use this form at least 48 hours in advance to tell us (the more notice, the better!)

Click here to cancel.

Please remember if you have to cancel, it is helpful to pick up a substitute spot another day or time so that every rider may have the support to participate fully.  Thank you!

Note:  Cancellations within 48 hours must be called in to (860)434-1974 so that we may find an appropriate substitute right away.