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YOU Make the Difference!

Your Donation Reaches Far Beyond the Barn

High Hopes is a privately-funded, charitable, nonprofit organization, and we rely significantly on donations from individuals, foundations, and corporations to support our programs.

Your support makes it all possible!

Why Make a Donation?

Because your gift will make a difference.


Each year, nearly 1800 individuals are served by High Hopes. Their ages range from a four year old diagnosed within the Autism spectrum to a thirty year old Iraq war veteran to an eighty year old with advancing physical and mental deterioration. What they all share is the support they receive from High Hopes physically, mentally and financially. Caring for 25 horses on a 120 acre facility with a professional staff who are leaders in the field of therapeutic riding is costly. High Hopes relies heavily on volunteer manpower and in-kind donations to keep the costs low. But the reality is that High Hopes must subsidize 73% of the cost of every rider’s participation and this cost is met through contributed income.

Your support will make a difference and lead to life-enhancing improvements – helping a child utter their first words, giving a troubled teen the confidence to finish school or providing peace to a soldier haunted by the memories of war.


High Hopes' Annual Appeal


The High Hopes appeal provides 29% of our operating budget each year.  Your contribution will support our riding program and ensure the ongoing sustainability of our operations.


Adopt a Horse

Your Adopt a Horse donation supports a special member of our herd and helps pay for grain, shoes, supplements and medication.  Most of them receive special diets or treatment, so they require a little extra TLC.


Planned Giving

Planned gifts are a meaningful way to give because they will help ensure the future of High Hopes for generations to come while providing you or your estate with significant tax benefits. There are many ways to make a planned gift.


Buy A Brick

Give a lasting memorial and help provide long term financial support for High Hopes by purchasing an inscribed brick in the beautiful Legacy Garden.


Financial Aid

Donor support helps underwrite over 70% of lesson costs but many participants also require financial assistance.  High Hopes is dedicated to offering our services to all those who qualify, regardless of their financial circumstances.  We provide help through a scholarship program that is funded by donations from individuals, corporations and foundations.


Gifts in Honor/Gifts in Memory

One of the most meaningful ways you can honor a loved one is to make a gift to High Hopes in his or her name. You can honor a participant involved in our programs or a volunteer who gives time and energy to help us succeed. Any donation offers a way to say thank you.


Horse Donations

Many of the horses in our programs have been donated to High Hopes. If you are interested in considering High Hopes as a home for your horse, please complete the Prospective Horse Form


High Hopes Wish List

High Hopes has several wishes this season.  Thank you for embracing the spirit of the giving and taking a look at our wish list for our volunteers, herd, and office!  No matter what you choose, it will make our holiday bright!

High Hopes Wish List

Annual Report

This annual report is dedicated to our programs. As you read our accomplishments and see the numbers of volunteers and people served, know that that impact is much greater — for the power of the horse and equine assisted activities are formidable!