50th Anniversary Gala

'Save the Date'

Save the Date

There are milestones in every organization that inspire celebration. 2024 marks the 50th anniversary of the founding of what we know and love today as High Hopes Therapeutic Riding. We invite our community to celebrate our 50th anniversary in our transformed indoor arena for a celebratory evening of mingling, a sit-down catered dinner, dancing, and auction offerings on June 8th, 2024. More details to come!

If you’d like to get on the invite list, fill out the form below:


Thank You to our Presenting Sponsors

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The RiverLane - Presenting Sponsor
Saybrook Home - Presenting Sponsor

The Bauman Family Foundation

Thank You to our Emerald Sponsors

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dreamscapes Marketing & Design - Emerald Sponsors
Overabove - Emerald Sponsor
Liberty Bank - Emerald Sponsor
Northern Trust - Emerald Sponsor
Herb Chambers - Emerald Sponsor
Hall Communications - Emerald Sponsor
The Bubbly Burro - Emerald Sponsor

Thank You to our Sapphire Sponsors

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Wolf Tree Landscape Architecture- Sapphire Sponsor
Guilford Savings Bank and the Community Foundation of Middlesex County - Sapphire  Sponsor
Reynolds' Subaru - Sapphire Sponsors
Novak Brothers Landscaping - Sapphire Sponsors

Hugh & Saskia Evans

Thank You to our Ruby Sponsors

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Direct Clean Solutions - Ruby Sponsor
Essex Savings Bank - Ruby Sponsor
All Pro Automotive - Ruby Sponsor
Dime Bank - Ruby Sponsor
BrandTech - Ruby Sponsor

Thank You to our Pearl Sponsors

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Essex Marine Group - Pearl Sponsor
Artemisia - Pearl Sponsor
Solari Brothers Carting - Pearly Sponsor
Maddy Mattson of Coldwell Banker Realty - Pearl Sponsor
The Chocolate Shell - Pearl Sponsor

Roger Parkman


Event Chairs

Maris Wacs & Barbara Willkens

Master of Ceremonies

Joe Rhodes

Gala Committee

Diana Artiles
Chris Berger
Jane Bolles
Todd Burgess
Jamie Childs
Sharon Cooke
Kim Grant
Kim Kaiser
Jo Kelly
Jim Lewis
Joan Lombardozzi
Kinny Newman
Sara Qua
Gary Rogers
Tia Smith
Pat Thompson


For questions about the 50th Anniversary Gala, please contact Trudy Burgess at tburgess@highhopestr.org or (860)434-1974 ext. 123.

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