Save the date
Holiday Market 2022
Join us at our annual Holiday Market when over sixty local artisans, makers and craftsmen, the yummiest food trucks in Connecticut, Holiday Beer Garden, and celebrity authors will be on-site Sunday, November 13th from 11 AM to 4 PM.Learn More
Raffle for a cause
High Hopes is hosting its 2nd annual Horse Chip Raffle! You can win $5,000 CASH (after withholding) based on where the horse…. well, you know! Join us November 13th at the Holiday Market when a member of the herd will “choose” the lucky winners between 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.Get your tickets!
Now accepting registrations for the Academic Semester
The Resilience Reins program is for children ages 10-17 who have experienced trauma. Join us this semester for a 7-week program that will run Mondays 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM from September 19th to October 31st.
For more information please call Chelsea Bourn at 860.434.1974 x116 or email her by clicking here.
New session starts October 1st
Sign up now for the next session of our free Horsemanship Program for veterans and active duty personnel. Sessions focus on ground work, wellness and being present.
This weekly program runs on Saturdays 12:30 PM – 3:30 PM from October 1st to November 5th, and on Mondays from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM from January 9th to February 13th.
Advanced registration is required for this program.Inquire about our Veteran's program
Horsey Volunteers Needed!
Be a part of it.
High Hopes Community Partners
We are grateful for the individuals, foundations and businesses that invest in our mission. Please help us as we welcome Essence Center for Beauty and Wellness in Old Saybrook as our newest Community Partner! Thank you to this widely loved local business for your partnership.
Is your business interested in a deeper, year-round relationship with High Hopes that is tailored to you and your employees? Learn more about our new and exciting Community Partners program at the link below, and reach out to our development team with any questions!
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.More Stories
Your gift makes a difference — now more than ever!
Our wonderful herd of therapeutic horses does not stop eating or needing care from the farrier. We are all experiencing a period of rising costs and High Hopes is no exception. We appreciate your philanthropic support which allows us to care for the herd and respond to emerging challenges and opportunities.
Programs for those who serve
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.Read More
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