Partner with us

make a difference in your community

and we all feel the benefit

Since our formation in 1974, High Hopes Therapeutic Riding has forged many beneficial relationships with local, regional and national corporations, that have been integral to our growth and stability. Most companies’ method of support has been in the form of individual event sponsorship, from Symphony in the Meadows, to the Holiday Market. Some companies have gone on to deepen their support; employees and owners have become program volunteers, board members, event planners, or have provided facility maintenance support.

If you are interested in partnering with High Hopes we invite you to contact our Executive Director, Kitty Stalsburg, who will gladly discuss the benefits of the many different ways you can partner with us. Call: (860) 434-1974 x113 or email Kitty.

Below you will see some of the organizations that partner with us all year round or are our two major event Partners. We also recognize the many foundations that make grants to High Hopes Therapeutic Riding, and our Gala and Holiday Market Partners on those event pages.

Give with confidence: High Hopes Therapeutic Riding, Inc. has earned the Guidestar 2021 Platinum Seal of Transparency, has been awarded Guardianship status for our herd welfare by the Equus Foundation, and is a PATH Intl. Premier Accredited Center.

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Community Partners & Friends

Only 28% of our revenue comes from our corporate partnerships.

Help us increase that to 30%.

Through your generous support, we subsidize 76% of the true cost of programs. 30% of our participants receive need-based financial aid to ensure that everyone has access to High Hopes regardless of their ability to pay. Our participants, their families, our staff and volunteers see how your organization’s support helps High Hopes’ mission day after day, week after week and year after year.

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Program Partners

Program partners provide a sustainable investment in High Hopes’ operational future by providing four named scholarships awarded to High Hopes participants who otherwise would not be able to benefit from our services.

Benefits of becoming a program partner include:

  • Your name displayed in our indoor riding arena
  • Recognition on the High Hopes website
  • Recognition on social media
  • Recognition in the quarterly High Hopes Rider newsletter distributed to more than 3,000 participants, families, volunteers and donors
  • Significant recognition at all High Hopes’ events and invitation to special behind-the-scenes program demonstrations


Email Kitty Stalsburg, Executive Director

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Event Partners

You can support High Hopes at various levels of financial commitment in conjunction with our annual special events, from $250 to $10,000. We love to give our partners LOVE on social media, in the press, at our events, and in our programs – to us, this part of the vibrant community that is High Hopes.

While the decor and entertainment at the Gala are always amazing, due to the generosity of our partners only a small portion of dollars raised at events goes toward food, decorations, and entertainment. We thank our partners with tickets to the event and other benefits, meaning that you get to have a great time, you learn about our mission, and more of the proceeds go to support High Hopes’ participants and horses.

Our two main events of the year are our Gala, with Live and Silent Auctions, and the High Hopes Holiday Market.

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Our Mission

At High Hopes, therapeutic riding and other equestrian activities benefit the bodies, minds and spirits of people with disabilities.

Our Mission

Meet the Horses and Humans Improving Lives at High Hopes

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.

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Donating a Horse to the High Hopes Herd

Many of the horses in our programs have been donated to High Hopes. A great therapy horse is sound at the walk, trot and canter, with three rhythmic and balanced gaits. The quality of the horse’s movement is what most benefits the participant.

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