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 Event Sponsors

I want to partner!
Dominion Energy - Anniversary Sponsor
The RiverLane - Presenting Sponsor

Event Chairs

Maris Wacs & Barbara Willkens

Master of Ceremonies

Joe Rhodes

Gala Committee

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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