Category Archives: News

High Hopes Position Opening – LESSON MANAGER

High Hopes Therapeutic Riding Inc. in Old Lyme, CT seeks an individual with strong communication and organizational skills for a Lesson Manager position. Successful candidates will have at least five years of experience in Therapeutic Horsemanship, hold a Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship, International (PATH Intl’l) Advanced Instructor Certification, PATH Int’l Mentor and Evaluator training, […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

EQliving Gold List … we have been nominated

EQuine Living Magazine has a worldwide audience who appreciate the best that the world of Equestrian Living can offer. We are honored to have been nominated and recognized as one of the top 10 Therapeutic Riding Programs in the U.S. and one of the top 3 in the North East. Now we need your help […]

Moon Dance Silent Auction Preview!

 Moon Dance is just around the corner!  Step right up to bid on your favorite silent auction items.  Take a moment and review the vast array of wonderful auction packages from Thrilling Trips and Travel, Treasures, Trinkets, Theater to Culinary Experiences and Sports Outings!  There is something for everyone!  Take a look . . . […]

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 […]

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 […]