Category Archives: Events

And the winners are … 

First prize in this year’s Raffle was a Jeep Wrangler Sport sponsored by Valenti AutoMall and the winner was: Turgut Parlakkilic of Fairfield County. Turgut and his family are pictured collecting his prize from Bob Valenti – just in time for the Thanksgiving Holiday. “Turgut has been a long-time supporter of High Hopes having purchased […]

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!

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 […]

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 […]

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.

Music under the Stars

Tickets still available – Saturday, August 19th. Do you miss Symphony in the Meadows? Well here is your chance to once again soak up the panoramic views of the Connecticut River at Mark and Dorinda Winkelman’s beautiful estate on Hayden’s Point, Essex. Enjoy cocktails, hors d’oeurves, a gourmet supper and desserts all while listening to […]

Drawn to Horses with Rick Lacey at High Hopes

Rick Lacey, a 2011 graduate of the Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts will present an Equine Drawing and Painting program here at High Hopes this summer on Saturday afternoons July 8, 15, 22, 29 and Aug. 5 and 12th from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Offered through the college, this class is designed to […]

Horse Show Days are here! May 20-26, 2017

Horse Show Days is one of our favorite weeks here at High Hopes! High Hopes celebrates the accomplishments of its participants during our annual Horse Show Days week to be held May 20-26th, 9:00 am-5:00 pm each day at High Hopes Therapeutic Riding, located at 36 Town Woods Road, Old Lyme.  More than 240 riders […]

Save the Date! Moon Dance . . . June 10, 2017 Tickets on Sale Now!

Put on your dancing shoes and dance by the light of the moon!  Save the Date for High Hopes’ premiere gala event, MOON DANCE, Saturday, June 10th here at High Hopes. The arena will once again be transformed into a magical vista of stars, moon and shimmering lights with cocktails, dinner, fabulous silent auction and […]

Summer Camp Registration Deadline May 22nd. Camp Volunteers Needed!

Each summer High Hopes is pleased to offer five unique sessions of an inclusive summer camp.  The sessions are designed to meet the needs of our campers’ ages and riding skill levels.  Throughout our four-day camp sessions, participants experience grooming, tack, daily riding lessons, trail rides, gymnastics on horseback, carriage driving, arts and crafts and […]