The Mission of High Hopes

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

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Program Update

We so appreciate everyones flexibility and understanding as we’ve made changes to our operations due to the COVID numbers in Connecticut. In effort to keep our participants, volunteers, and staff safe, we have elected to continue running a modified program from January 17th – January 29th. A member of the program team will be in contact to discuss your schedule assignments during that time.

We will return to standard program operations on Monday, January 31st. Makeup lessons for the weeks of January 3rd and January 10th will occur over February and April breaks. Thank you for your assistance in keeping our community safe!

Our program calendar is linked below for your reference.

Program Calendar

We care about your safety

Winter 2022 COVID-19 Guidelines

To view our latest operational procedures for the Winter 2022 season, please visit our page below.

COVID-19 Guidelines
'Horses and Humans Improving Lives'

At our home, everyone is welcome

Horses and Humans Improving Lives

At High Hopes we celebrate and embrace diversity.  We strive to build an inclusive culture that represents the wide variety of populations we serve. We know that it’s our differences that make us special and those differences should be supported, nurtured and celebrated.

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

11

Instructors

Meet Our Team

22

Horses

Meet The Herd

327

Volunteers

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We need your help — now more than ever!

Our wonderful herd of 22 therapeutic horses – our partners – does not stop eating or needing care from the farrier. They need to be healthy and ready to work when we return to full operations.  If you can help – please do, now is the time we need your support more than ever.

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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
Heti
PATH Intl.

More High Hopes Numbers

5934

equine assisted activities & therapies delivered

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12270

volunteer hours donated last year

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96%

of our "staff" are volunteers

Read our stories

63%

of our operating costs are raised through donations

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