Category Archives: News & Events

Celebration

Amidst glorious sunshine, the band played, the feast was fantastic, and the smiles were endless, as the High Hopes family gathered to honor participants and volunteers who have gone “above and beyond” this year. “Our Annual Celebration is a great opportunity to share everything that is High Hopes. It gives us a chance to  recognize […]

ASADA to benefit High Hopes

For the 2017 Gala Moondance Silent Auction, Trustee Scott Douglas & his wife Wendy, kindly offered to host an authentic asada – a barbecue that typically takes place after a polo match. The evening asada was preceded by drinks and canapés at Scott & Wendy’s bucolic property, during which their guests enjoyed a talk and […]

Supporter Appreciation Night

Last night we were delighted to welcome a group of our supporters and sponsors to High Hopes. Our evening’s main sponsor – Thank You!   During the evening our friends watched a demonstration by one of our riders, and beneficiaries of the High Hopes Program, Andrea. This is Andrea’s Story As told by Andrea’s mom, […]

Daughter of a veteran rides in High Hopes new program

Horses love Vet Kids

Thanks to the generosity of the Thompson Family Foundation, High Hopes was able to offer a new program this summer, especially for the children of veterans and service members and it was a huge success! Children of veterans are a population generally underserved by traditional veterans programs, which tend to focus more on the service […]

“Live with positivity & generosity”

We are so proud to be able to call these inspirational boys and their amazing parents, part of the High Hopes family. Check out Sarah Cody’s “mommy minute” video about how the Scotella family are raising money for Smilow Cancer Hospital through their “Bottle It Up!” campaign.

Annual Celebration

Have you received your invitation to our Annual Celebration of Horses & Humans Improving Lives – 1st October 2017 Click here to R.S.V.P.

WIN a Jeep for $50

The 2017 High Hopes Car Raffle is for a 2017 Jeep Wrangler 4×4 Sport in conjunction with Valenti AutoMall Buy a ticket for $50 and drive away from the 2017 Holiday Market ready for (almost) anything a Connecticut winter can throw at you – or dream of off-road adventures with the soft top down in […]

Summer’s Story

Summer’s Story sent to us by Mallory Ahern (edited) My name is Mallory Ahern and I’m the owner of East View’s Summer aka Summer. I have owned Summer for 5 amazing years. Summer is a registered Clydesdale Mare, born on June 20th 2001 at a Clydesdale breeding farm in Huntington Indiana. Her Sire was M18059 […]

Whibley

picture by Gina Starks We are sorry to report that we lost a much loved member of our herd last night – Whibley. Although Whibley had not been at High Hopes as long as many of our herd, he impressed and endeared himself to everyone with his amazing presence; both physical and in spirit … he was […]

Immersion 2017

IMMERSION is a collaboration between Lawrence + Memorial Hospital and High Hopes and made possible by a grant from the Baker Foundation, funding the program through “Autism Speaks”. Each program enables 12 children between the ages of 4 and 6 to spend four days immersed in equine assisted activities and therapies; on and off the […]