Category Archives: News & Events

Celebrate Latino & the holidays

Our fabulous horse Latino turns 30 on December 18th and we would like to invite you to help celebrate this wonderful horse and the upcoming holiday season. Click to download an invite. All are welcome!

High Hopes Helps

Each year, entrance to the holiday market is by way of a donated food item for the Shoreline Soup Kitchen and Pantries. This year you once again broke all records for a single day collection with a whopping … of non perishable food goods just in time for Thanksgiving We know that our friends, sponsors […]

Holiday Market Gallery

We want to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you to our amazing sponsors, volunteers, vendors & visitors on Sunday we had a … A Barn Full of Holiday Cheer This was certainly our biggest and best Holiday Market yet. Take a look through the photographs and if you see something you like, feel […]

Holiday Market Door Prize Winners 2017

Thank you to all our fantastic vendors who donated door prizes at yesterday’s Holiday Market. The following is a list of names who won prizes but were not there to collect them. If you are among them, and have not done so already, please call Karena Garrity 860.434.1974 x 119 and arrange to collect your […]

Going Above and Beyond

  Caption: Kitty Stalsburg (center, at podium), Executive Director of High Hopes Therapeutic Riding, Inc., accepts the 2017 Military Community Support Award. High Hopes was selected because of its robust equine therapy programs for veterans and for families of veterans. Photo Credit: Eastern CT Chamber of Commerce The Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut Military Community […]

Equine Specialist in Mental Health & Learning

Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning Workshop and Skills Test three-day workshop. Application deadline: March 26, 2014

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 […]