Our Mission & Vision

Benefitting the bodies, minds, and spirits of people with disabilities

At High Hopes

We foster a community where horse and human interactions improve lives.

High Hopes envisions a future where equine assisted services and programs transform and enrich the lives of our participants and volunteers promoting a more engaged, resilient and fulfilled life.

Our Values


We are committed to the highest level of quality throughout our programs, in our care for horses, our stewardship of theland and environment, and in our interaction with participants, volunteers, donors and other members of the community.

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High Hopes’ staff and volunteers work together to create an inclusive, caring and compassionate environment.

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High Hopes promotes education within the field of Equine Assisted Services (EAS) and values learning in collaboration with our participants and community. We promote education, advocacy and collaboration.

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Leadership & Innovation

High Hopes develops leaders who are committed to excellence, current with advances in Equine Assisted Services, andeager to share innovative, adaptable and agile solutions that will enhance the experience for participants today and in the future.

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Serving the Community

High Hopes strives to effectively serve its community and to be an active and valued community participant.

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Horses Do Not Judge, and Neither Do We

At High Hopes, everyone is welcome. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, age, religion or religious creed, disability or handicap, sex, gender, gender identity and/or expression (including a transgender identity), sexual orientation, military or veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic. Horses do not judge, and neither do we!


Who We Serve

We serve people with a wide variety of diagnoses and life circumstances. We meet the needs of our community by serving individuals with emotional health challenges, learning or developmental disabilities, and other neurodivergent challenges. We also serve people with Down Syndrome, Multiple Sclerosis, visual and hearing impairments, physical challenges, and Traumatic Brain Injuries.

Our Impact

Donated income funds


of every High Hopes participant’s lesson.

Where our donations came from in 2022-2023


Individual Contributions


Foundation Support


Corporate Suport

We have served


people in 2022-2023

Horses and Humans Improving Lives

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“You change people’s lives in large and small ways that you cannot possibly imagine. I’m living proof of that fact.”

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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.

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Volunteers are the Heart of High Hopes

Without their hard work and dedication, our mission — to bring the extraordinary benefits of therapeutic riding and equine activities to a wide range of individuals—would be no more than words on paper.

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Meet the Herd

Get to know all of our beautiful and intelligent horses who live for their work. These amazing creatures have been working wonders for years.

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