Big Barn Bash 2022

'You're Invited!'

High Hopes Presents: Hues of Hope at the Big Barn Bash

You're Invited!

You are the heart of the our philanthropic community, so please join us for a night like no other at Hues of Hopes at the Big Barn Bash on Saturday, June 11, 2022. Your support allows High Hopes to remain a place where horses and humans together improve lives.

Enjoy open bar, theme cocktails, and graze (yes, pun intended, we are High Hopes after all!) on hors d’oeuvre and dinner stations.

Complete the high of High Hopes in the evening’s Chez Cheval Lounge. Soak in psychedelic hues and hoofs on the floor with Doug Jastremski. Yep, voted Connecticut’s Hottest DJ and host to the hottest parties in NYC and the Hamptons.

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Only at High Hopes’ Hues of Hope Chez Cheval lounge

Let's Celebrate!

E V E N T   T I M E L I N E

5:00–7:00 PM Hors d’oeuvres Stations, Cocktails, & Live Acoustic Music Overlooking the the Farm
6:00 – 8:00 PM Bar, Auction Boutique, & Dinner Stations Open in Chez Cheval Lounge. No formal seating this year. Early dancing, a definite!
6:35 PM Running of the Belmont Stakes
7:00 PM Outdoor Bar Closes
8:00 PM Food Stations Close, Live Auction, Video Presentation & Scholarship Drive
8:15 PM Ice Cream Truck & Coffee Served, Dance & Jump Around in Chez Cheval Lounge
9:00 PM Intermission & Auction
9:20 PM Auction Conclusion & More from DJ Doug
9:30 – 10:30 PM Gourmet Pizza from The Rolling Tomato
10:30 PM Event Conclusion


Individual Ticket
No formal seating this year – we’re keeping it fun, flirty, and fluid! Worried about your personal belongings? No need! Feel free to check your belongings in our secure coat check.

VIP Tickets
A “reserved” table in Chez Cheval Lounge for up to 10 guests.

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This year our auction will be conducted through Click Bid, a secure online bidding platform. Auction bids can be made from your mobile phone, tablet or computer at your convenience. Bidders will be notified when they have been outbid and may set a maximum bid on items of their choosing. Stay tuned, the auction will open May 25th.

Community Partners

We ask our vibrant, philanthropic business community to consider supporting the Big Barn Bash. High Hopes focuses on the bond between horse and human. Being our Community Partner ensures that we continue our vital work improving the lives of people living with extraordinary circumstances.

I Want to Partner!

Thank You to Our Community Partners

Dominion Energy
Benchmark Wealth Management
Dreamscapes Marketing & Design
Julia Balfour, LLC
Power Posse Productions
Bouvier Insurance
Carefree Boat Club - Southern CT
Grand Prix Equine, LLC
Safe Harbor Marinas
Saybrook Home
Valenti Auto Group
Dime Bank

With Thanks

Event Chairs

Patrick Avelange, Todd Burgess, & Jeff Graybill

Master of Ceremonies

John Visgilio

Event Chairs

Chris Berger
Debra Boardman
Mike Boardman
Nancy Bulkeley
Burgess Dole
Adam Calkins
Lisa Golebiewski
Terry Klee
Jim Lewis
Kasie Munson
Jamie Munson
Jeff Ridgway
Gary Rogers
Wendy Russell
   Erin Schaaf
Tia Smith
Melissa Stedman
Natalie Yonkers
Maris Wacs
Barbara Willkens
Holly Wills

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