The Mission of High Hopes

High Hopes fosters a vibrant community where horse and human interactions improve lives.

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Holiday Wish Tree

Support the High Hopes Herd this holiday season by donating to your favorite horse!

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Congratulations to our winners!

Raffle for a Cause

The raffle tickets were drawn at noon on November 29. Congratulations to our prize winners:

Greg Melville – 2020 Subaru Forester 2.5i
Matthew O’Malley – Apple iPad Mini
Tom Metcalf — Amazon Echo Show

Special thanks to our Raffle Partner

Thank you to all who supported High Hopes during our Virtual Holiday Market!

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We're Going Virtual

Virtual Holiday Market - Extended to December 14th

As a thank you to the artisans and small businesses participating in the Market this year, High Hopes will be keeping the directory open until December 14th. Special discounts were only offered during the official Market dates. Please continue to shop small this holiday season!

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'Horses and Humans Improving Lives'

High Hopes is a place that welcomes everyone

Horses and Humans Improving Lives

The people who come to High Hopes represent all ages & backgrounds. The majority of our participants are between the ages of 3 and 14, some are in their 70’s. Most participants have varying degrees of cognitive, physical, behavioral, psychological or sensory disabilities. There is no “typical” High Hopes participant, as programs are designed to benefit individuals with a wide variety of disabilities.

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High Hopes by the Numbers

21

Instructors

Meet Our Team

25

Horses

Meet The Herd

652

Volunteers

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We need your help — now more than ever!

Our wonderful herd of 26 therapeutic horses – our partners – does not stop eating or needing care from the farrier just because they cannot provide services to our participants at the moment. If you can help – please do, now is the time we need your support more than ever.

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Registration is Open!

Summer Camp 2021

Each summer High Hopes is pleased to offer five sessions of an inclusive summer camp. The sessions are designed to meet the needs of our campers’ ages and riding skill levels. Throughout our four-day camp sessions, participants experience grooming, tacking, daily riding lessons, trail rides, gymnastics on horseback, carriage driving, arts and crafts, and of course play inclusive team-building GAMES! All activities are conducted in age-appropriate groups.

All sessions are Monday-Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Each session enrolls a maximum of 16 participants.

2021 Camp Sessions to be announced in January 2021

A number of dedicated camps for different populations and interest groups are also available during the summer. Scroll for more information.

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Programs for those who serve

Calling Veterans

For many individuals who have served in our military, the ability to remain relaxed in the present moment and make important connections with other people is more difficult than most of the general public. Often, this is a by-product of PTSD, or post-traumatic stress disorder.

Additionally, when serving in the military, there is a demand for all individuals to be acutely aware of their surroundings at all times due to the perilous conditions faced each day. For many who have served, this hyper-vigilant state does not subside when returning to re-integrate into society. Making connections with civilians is challenging often resulting in a sense of isolation even when returning to home, friends and family.

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Check out our latest programs

PATH Intl. Education & Certification

High Hopes’ Training & Education team has delivered industry-leading training and accreditation since 1979. Immerse yourself in a 12-week program, keep up to date and earn a full set of CEUs, or take part in one of our virtual webinars – start your High Hopes’ education from your sitting room!

program & workshops

Accreditations and Affiliations

Certified Horsemanship Association
Equus Foundation
Guidestar 2020
Heti
PATH Intl.

More High Hopes Numbers

12000

equine assisted activities & therapies delivered

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28635

volunteer hours donated last year

Become a volunteer

96%

of our "staff" are volunteers

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>83%

of our operating costs are raised through donations

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