The Mission of High Hopes

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

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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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You Can Help

By giving of your time, your hard-earned money, and your passion, you are changing the lives High Hopes’ participants and their equine partners. You are making a difference in someone’s life – what better reason to donate?

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Our Goal is $220,000 - Invest in Hope

When you make a donation to High Hopes you are investing in the future of our participants. You are changing their lives and we hope that reading their stories, will change yours too.

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Reading Reins

READING REINS IS A LITERACY AND EQUINE LEARNING PROGRAM DEVELOPED BY KATE MCCORMICK IN PARTNERSHIP WITH HIGH HOPES THERAPEUTIC RIDING, INC.

Reading Reins is a great way to increase your facility’s program offerings through additional unmounted services to school groups, young learners, and other literacy-based organizations!

Reading Reins is designed to allow any therapeutic riding professional, regardless of their background in literacy, to collaborate with school systems and emerging readers to teach reading skills in a logical, skills-based progression.

Find out more about expanding your program with Reading Reins

High Hopes by the Numbers

21

Instructors

Meet Our Team

25

Horses

Meet The Herd

652

Volunteers

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Summer Camp 2020

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

Week 1, July 6 – July 9, 2020
9am – 1pm for ages 3-6

Week 2, July 13 – July 16, 2020
9am – 1pm for ages 7-12

Week 3, July 20 – July 23, 2020
9am – 1pm for ages 4-12

Week 4, July 27 – July 30, 2020
9am – 1pm for ages 3-6

Week 5 August 3 – August 6, 2020
9am – 1pm for ages 7-12

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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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All new modular and workshop programs for 2019-2020

PATH Intl. Education & Certification

PATH Intl. is undergoing a 3rd party accreditation process for the PATH Intl. Registered Therapeutic Riding Instructor Certification that is based on meeting and exceeding certification industry standards. The outcome of this process is to establish the new PATH Intl. Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor (CTRI) …

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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

Read our stories

>83%

of our operating costs are raised through donations

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