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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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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Thank You!

The Big Virtual Bash was born out of necessity and our inability to come together in person as we do each year at the Big Barn Bash. While we missed seeing you all in person, we feel truly honored for the support you gave us this past Saturday and in the weeks leading up to the event.
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Registration is Open!

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 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.

2020 Camp Sessions are as follows:

Week 1, July 6 – July 9, 2020 – date to be confirmed

Week 2, July 13 – July 16, 2020 – FULL – waitlist only

Week 3, July 20 – July 23, 2020 – FULL – waitlist only

Week 4, July 27 – July 30, 2020 – FULL – waitlist only

Week 5 August 3 – August 6, 2020 – FULL – waitlist only

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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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

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96%

of our "staff" are volunteers

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>83%

of our operating costs are raised through donations

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