Category Archives: Success Stories

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 […]

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.

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 […]

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 […]

Meet Matthew . . .

This is the story of Matthew Scotella.  Matthew came to High Hopes over 9 years ago diagnosed with a rare genetic neuromuscular disease which still confounds medical personnel.  Over the years, despite extreme personal challenges, Matthew has made great personal, emotional and physical strides at High Hopes sharing his excitement and love of horses with […]

Meet Nancy . . .

For Nancy, the therapeutic impact of her time at High Hopes goes far beyond the emotional effects of sharing herself with horses, gaining confidence and learning a new skill; it is felt physically, resonating throughout her entire body. For the past 13 years, our horses have aided Nancy in reaching her goals of gaining critically […]

Judith’s Story

Judith had always loved riding horses and caring for them. So much so that she owned her own horse and ran a barn for several years.