Benefitting the bodies, minds and spirits of people with disabilities.
The mission of High Hopes is to improve the lives of people with disabilities through the benefits of therapeutic horseback riding, equine assisted activities and therapies, and training and education while being a proactive leader, mentor and advocate for our profession.
Horses and Humans Improving Lives
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Who We Serve
The primary disabilities include autism, attention deficit disorder, traumatic brain injury, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, spina bifida, developmental delay, mental retardation, visual and hearing impairments, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, and amputation. Many of the children and adults we serve, including disadvantaged young people from inner cities, have learning or behavioral disabilities.
Our participants share over 46 different disabilities which we group under the following headings. Of our participants with a declared diagnosis the following is a breakdown of primary disability.
However, most individuals present with either a dual or triple diagnosis which is not reflected in these numbers
We are committed to the highest level of quality throughout our programs, in our care for horses and in our interaction with participants, volunteers, donors and other members of the community.Learn about our programs
High Hopes’ certified instructors, qualified staff and committed volunteers work together to create an inclusive environment providing the optimal experience for participants.Meet Our Team
High Hopes promotes education within the field of Equine Assisted Activities and Therapy (EAAT) and values learning in collaboration with our participants and community.Become Certified
Leadership & Innovation
High Hopes develops leaders who are committed to excellence, current with advances in EAAT, and eager to share innovative solutions that will enhance the experience for participants today and in the future.Become a leader
Serving the Community
High Hopes strives to effectively serve its community and to be an active and valued community participant.Find Volunteer Opportunities
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!
Contributed income funds
of every High Hopes participant’s lesson.
Where our donations came from in 2016 - 2017
We have served
people in 2016 – 2017.
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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.About Us
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.Current Volunteer Resources
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.Our Horses