Win-a-Car – and much more!

Thank you to our 2018 Raffle Sponsor
Reynolds’ Subaru of Old Lyme

Drawing to be held November 11, 2018
at 3:45 pm at the High Hopes’ Holiday Market
36 Town Woods Road, Old Lyme, CT 06371

 


OTHER GREAT PRIZES:


2nd Prize:
NYC Getaway includes two tickets to the
NYC Musical of your choice
and overnight stay in
midtown Manhatten at the Penn Club.

3rd Prize:
Apple iPad Mini and a $150
Gift Certificate for the Wireless Zone

4th Prize:
Amazon Echo

 


ONLY 1,200 TICKETS WILL BE SOLD – Great Odds!



Please note the following Terms and Conditions as you will be required to sign that you accept them in order to process your purchase:

  • Ticket holders need not be present to win.
  • We will mail your ticket to you. If you do not receive your ticket within 14 days,
    please contact Kerrie Guarino, 860.434.1974 x 119
  • Only open to U.S. Residents over 18 years of age.
  • The vehicle must be collected from Reynolds’ Subaru, 268 Hamburg Road, Lyme, CT 06371
  • Other prizes must be collected from High Hopes Therapeutic Riding, Inc. 36 Town Woods Road, Old Lyme, 06371 or the winner must cover the cost of recorded delivery/shipping.

PLEASE KEEP THE EMAIL CONFIRMATION YOU RECEIVE FROM OUR PAYMENT PROCESSOR “STRIPE” AS A RECORD OF YOUR PURCHASE.

Prizes not redeemable for cash or alcoholic beverages.


All federal, state and local taxes on prizes are the winner’s responsibility.


 

 

 

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Corporate Sponsor & Vendor Package

Welcome

to our biggest and best

Holiday Market


Thank you to our Event Partners

 


and our Raffle Sponsors

 


ADVERTISEMENT SPECIFICATIONS

Click to Download Holiday Market 2018 Ad Sizes and Specifications

 


WOULD YOU LIKE TO JOIN US?

VENDORS & VENDOR PARTNERS

CLICK TO DOWNLOAD A HHHM Corporate Sponsorship Brochure (Low Res.) AND A Reply Card

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New Training & Education Opportunities at High Hopes

View and download our new Training & Education prospectus for 2018-2019.

High Hopes is one of 5 PATH Int’l Premier Accredited Centers in the country currently offering the PATH Intl. Approved Instructor Training Course.

As part of our commitment to Opportunity – Education & Excellence, we also provide a wide variety of workshops offering EAAT Professionals continuing education opportunities qualifying for PATH Int’l CEU’s

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Rider Magazine – Summer 2018

Let us know what you think about our new “green” publishing platform. Do you like it? Can you read it on your devices? Have you tried downloading it? Do you want to see more High Hopes publications published like this?

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Sally H. Aubrey honored with Lytt Gould Award

Sally H. Aubrey, 92, of Lyme, CT was today awarded the Lytt Gould Leadership Award by the Board of Trustees of High Hopes Therapeutic Riding, Inc.

During a beautiful, June afternoon in the High Hopes Legacy Garden, friends, members of the Legacy Society, staff and Sally-admirers joined with Board Chair, John Catlett, Executive Director, Kitty Stalsburg, and Development Director Sara Slayton Qua as they surprised Sally with the Award.

Named for the husband of High Hopes’ founder Sis Gould, the Lytt Gould Leadership Award recognizes those who have demonstrated leadership, vision, and commitment to the sustainability and future growth of High Hopes. Through their words and deeds, they have placed High Hopes at the forefront of philanthropic organizations.

An avid horsewoman and naturalist, Sally was awarded the 1998 North American Riding for the Handicapped Association (NARHA) National Volunteer of the Year Award. This award recognized not only her association with High Hopes from its inception in 1974, but also her life-long passion for therapeutic riding and mentoring of young riders through the Pony Club, along with her pony Splash. Even today, as she approaches her 93 birthday, it is clear that High Hopes’ mission remains an intrinsic part of Sally’s life as she continues to volunteer on the front desk and, in her understated but quietly influential way, ensures that on a daily basis High Hopes lives up to its mission and maintains the highest possible quality of service.

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Madison Students’ Fundraiser Helps Seed High Hopes

Pictured are students from Mrs. Quinn’s Healthy Living Class. Photo Credit Joanne Clark.

Madison, CT: On Wednesday, June 20, students from Polson Middle School presented a check for $260 to High Hopes Therapeutic Riding Inc.; the proceeds of a Plant Fundraiser they had been running through Mrs. Quinn’s Healthy Living Class.

“The students grew the plants from seed after learning all about plant care,” explained teacher, Mrs. Susan Quinn. “The class decided to run a fundraiser with the plants and sold them to students and staff before and after school and during lunch. Some students sold the plants to friends, family and neighbors.”

Half the money from the fundraiser was donated to High Hopes Therapeutic Riding in Old Lyme and half to Parkinson’s Research. “It has been a great experience to have students make a connection between the environment and their food as well as connecting their efforts with a fundraiser to help others,” she said, as students presented the check to long-serving volunteer and Madison resident, Joanne Clark, who received the check on behalf of High Hopes at Polson Middle School.

“Maintaining our horses and providing substantial financial aid to all of our participants is a very costly process,” remarked High Hopes’ Development Director, Sara Slayton Qua. “We hold our big fundraising events each year, like our Gala and Holiday Market, but knowing that our programs are recognized in hundreds of community fundraisers like this one from Mrs. Quinn’s Class makes all the difference to our students and our staff. Thank You!”

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2018 Holiday Market – Call for Vendors

Sunday, November 11, 2018, 10 am – 4 pm

Over the past eight years, the High Hopes Holiday Market has grown into one of Connecticut’s premier Holiday Events. More than 60, thoughtfully curated vendors come together with food stalls, music, kids’ activities, and a whole barn-full of holiday spirit, to benefit over 1600 children, teens, and adults with physical, cognitive and emotional disabilities who participate annually in High Hopes programs.

Vendor Sign-Up

Remember:

Over 3,000 visitors will come to High Hopes Holiday Market from all over Connecticut.

Quick Reminder:

Have you checked what type of vendor you are and whether you meet the criteria?

Vendors: You pay 15% of takings on the day or a minimum of $100. We will put you into the selection process for our market and you will know by August whether you have been successful. You must be an artisan or specialty product, clothing, craft, gift or food producer. No service promotions or network/multi-level marketing products.

Vendor partners: You pay a $250 one off fee - get all the benefits of partnering with High Hopes, a guaranteed premier booth and a quarter page advertisement in the program. You must be an artisan clothing, craft, gift or food producer. No service promotions or network/multi-level marketing products.

Corporate partners: You pay a $500 one off fee - get all the benefits of partnering with High Hopes, a guaranteed space as one of only 5 corporate partners and a half-page advertisement in the program. You must be an artisan or specialty product, clothing, craft, gift or food producer. No service promotions or network/multi-level marketing products.

Address


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Vendor Types

VENDORS: Put your name on the list now to be considered by our Market Committee. The applications will be reviewed in August and selections will be based on ensuring a well represented, successful Market. Vendors must be craft, gift, artisan or artisan food vendors. Vendors submit 15% of Market proceeds, or a minimum donation of $100 if 15% of Market proceeds are less than $100. To maintain the integrity of our Market we limit this to local and regional products and do not include multi-level-marketing vendors or associates in this group. If in doubt or with any Market questions, please contact our Market Manager, Trudy Burgess, at tburgess@highhopestr.org.

VENDOR PARTNERS: Vendors who want a guaranteed, highly visible booth, are seeking marketing opportunities and want to show their support to the mission of High Hopes should consider this vendor opportunity. Vendor Partners pay a one-time fee of $250. Again, our Vendor Partners are craft, gift, artisans and artisan food vendors selling local and regional products. If in doubt or with any Market questions, please check with our Market Manager, Trudy Burgess, at tburgess@highhopestr.org.

CORPORATE PARTNERS: Each year we help to showcase just 5 Corporate Partners. These are local businesses and service providers which include multi-level-marketing vendors or associates in this group who wish to have a highly visible booth at the Market for a one-time fee of $500. It is on a first come first served basis. Please contact our Market Manager, Trudy Burgess, at tburgess@highhopestr.org with any questions.

 

Gallery 2017

Press Release

The Holiday Market Event Committee, Co-Chaired by Trustees Katherine Gibson and Jeff Ridgway, choose featured vendors for their diversity and originality. “The Holiday Market is a one-stop-shop for all of your holiday shopping and family fun. From sweet treats, live music, and award winning-food trucks to lotions & potions, paintings & fine creations, whittled wooden wares, jewels, kids crafts, photos, charms & baubles. We will have cozy apparel, abodes for birds, up-cycled finds, perfect presents and all of the earthenware and freshly baked bread and pies that you’ve come to love.

“This is a one-day event, and in 2017 over 3,000 visitors come through the barn between 11 am and 4 pm looking for holiday inspiration. Our vendors love to see a wide range of visitors from across Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts and beyond,” says Co-Chair Jeff Ridgeway.

75% of High Hopes’ annual operating budget comes from our fundraising and development activities such as the Holiday Market and Annual Gala. Because of these events, High Hopes is able to ensure that anybody that could benefit from Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies can be supported. Our student body is very diverse, ranging from children as young as 2 and 3 with autism or developmental issues to veterans suffering from PTSD or Traumatic Brain Injury. Entrance to the market for visitors is free with a non-perishable donation to the Shoreline Soup Kitchen and last year nearly 3,200lbs of food was collected just in time for Thanksgiving.

“The reputation of the market is growing year-on-year, and even during the height of the summer last year we were still receiving inquiries from new and exciting vendors, as well as our stalwart supporters wanting to come back,” said Market Manager Trudy Burgess. “We wish we could fit every vendor that inquires; but we want to continue to offer a very special family experience to our visitors, and to do that we are careful to ensure we have a real cross-section of products, food, services, and gifts.” We are putting a call out earlier this year for interested vendors to get in touch.

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Annual Holiday Market

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Program Break – July – No Camp

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Summer Camp wk1 – **TENTATIVE**

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High Hopes Meeting of the Board of Trustees

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PATH Intl. Onsite Workshop & Certification – Registered Instructor

OVERVIEW:

PATH Intl. Onsite Workshop & Certification for those training for a career in Therapeutic Riding. This workshop is for the first level – Registered Instructor.

DETAIL:

PATH Intl. offers three levels of Instructor Certification for therapeutic riding: Registered, Advanced and Master.

Each level has specific criteria included with the application materials.

This workshop and certification is for the Registered Level only.

In order to become a PATH Intl. Registered Instructor, you must successfully complete two phases of the certification process.

Phase One (PATH Intl.)

A complete description and application form are contained in the Registered Certification Application Booklet available through PATH Intl. at www.pathintl.org or (800) 369-7433. Any questions that you have regarding Phase One should be directed to the PATH Intl. office.

Phase Two (Host Site—High Hopes Therapeutic Riding, Inc.)

Upon successful completion of Phase One, you will receive a confirmation letter from the PATH Intl. office. At this point you are considered an Instructor-In-Training (IT). You may retain this designation for twelve months from the date of your confirmation letter. At the end of the twelve months, you must have completed all the components of Phase Two. Phase Two participants will be required to:

  • Complete 25 hours of teaching mounted therapeutic riding lessons under the supervision/mentorship of a PATH Intl. Certified Instructor.
  • Attend a Registered Instructor On-Site Workshop. You must attend a workshop PRIOR to the certification component.
  • Please note that the workshops are valid for 2 years.
  • Successfully complete a Registered Instructor On-Site Certification.
  • Who should attend?

PRE-REQUISITES:

  • To have completed PATH Intl. Phase 1
  • To have completed 25 hours of teaching mounted therapeutic riding lessons under the supervision/mentorship of a PATH Intl. Certified Instructor.
  • To attend the certification day only you MUST have proof of having attended a PATH Intl. Approved Workshop
  • High Hopes horses have a weight limit of 180 lbs. We do require a submission of a riding video prior to confirmation from candidates at or over 165 lbs. Submission of the video is for the center to ensure we can accommodate all candidates during their mounted ride for certification. This video will be reviewed by our center representative and will not be utilized for evaluation. If you exceed this weight limit, you will need to contact PATH Intl. for accommodation requirements of the riding portion of Phase Two.

REGISTRATION:

  • Download an application form HERE

CONTACT:

  • Sarah Carlson, Special Programs Manager
    at (860) 434-1974 ext. 115

ABOUT:

High Hopes has 45 years of demonstrated success in the field of EAAT & non-profit management:

  • Program, equine, and facility management.
  • Business management, marketing fundraising, & board development.
  • Volunteer management. We have over 650 volunteers serving our program, facility, equines & development.
  • Workshops, certifications and professional development in all aspects of Equine Assisted Activities & Therapies:
  • PATH Intl. Premier Accredited Center since 1979.
  • PATH Intl. Approved Instructor Training Course since 1996.
  • PATH Intl. Master, Advanced and Specialty Certified mentors.
  • Full service indoor and outdoor facility, extensive sensory trails and a dedicated air-conditioned classroom, library and kitchen facility.
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Executive Committee *Tentative Dates* as needed

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Horse Show Days & End of Academic Semester

Check back soon and check back regularly.

See you at the show!

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The ABCs of Participant Behavior and Behavior Management Techniques in the TR and EAAT Setting

SUMMARY:

This workshop is ideal for all therapeutic riding (TR) and equine assisted activities and therapies (EAAT) professionals seeking an interactive, hands-on educational experience to further their understanding of communication, subsequent behaviors, and behavior management techniques that can be utilized in the TR and EAAT settings. This workshop is taught by a Special Education teacher and PATH Intl. Certified Riding Instructor

  • PATH Int’l approved CEU’s = 7 DE

REGISTER NOW:

Download a registration form here and send with your check DOWNLOAD

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

  • PATH Intl. Therapeutic Riding Instructors
  • Mental Health Professionals
  • Education Professionals

WORKSHOP DETAIL:

The objective of this workshop is to provide instructors with an understanding of the functions of behaviors, and how to utilize research-based theories and strategies to respond to difficult situations. An interactive morning lecture will be followed by a hands-on educational experience to practice skills.

  • Learn behavior management techniques that will most effectively help participants meet their goals in a positive, successful, and safe manner.
  • Delve into various behaviors experienced in the TR and EAAT settings stemming from a wide range of disabilities, such as ASD, Sensory Processing Disorder, and working with youth-at-risk who struggle with conduct disorders, anxiety, and/or aggression.

CONTACT:

  • Sarah Carlson, Special Programs Manager at (860) 434-1974 ext. 115

ABOUT HIGH HOPES:

High Hopes has 45 years of demonstrated success in the field of EAAT & non-profit management:

  • Program, equine, and facility management.
  • Business management, marketing fundraising, & board development.
  • Volunteer management. We have over 650 volunteers serving our program, facility, equines & development.
  • Workshops, certifications and professional development in all aspects of Equine Assisted Activities & Therapies:
  • PATH Intl. Premier Accredited
    Center since 1979.
  • PATH Intl. Approved Instructor Training Course since 1996.
  • PATH Intl. Master, Advanced and Specialty Certified mentors.
  • Full service indoor and outdoor facility, extensive sensory trails and a dedicated air-conditioned classroom, library and kitchen facility.
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Veterans Program Apr-May @ High Hopes

The Equus Effect @ HighHopes is a five-week horsemanship program designed specifically for Veterans which builds upon the horse-human bond and its effects on healing, building, trust and improving relationships.  Currently, High Hopes runs 7 EE@HH sessions throughout the year.  Each session is five weeks long with a maximum of eight participants per session.  Veterans can enroll in either one session of the program or continue to build upon the program’s impact by taking part in multiple sessions.

If you or someone you know could benefit from this program please contact us. High Hopes is also working with Vet Centers in referring veterans to this program and they support it with a clinician during each session.

Currently, planned dates for future programs are:

TO BE CONFIRMED

Please download a poster to display in your premises

To register either contact the Norwich Vets Center or contact Megan Ellis, Program Director directly at 860.434.1974 x 116 or email mellis@highhopestr.org

 

 

 

For many individuals who have served in our military, the ability to remain relaxed in the present moment and make important connections with other people is more difficult than most of the general public.  Often, this is a by-product of PTSD, or post-traumatic stress disorder.

Additionally, when serving in the military, there is a demand for all individuals to be acutely aware of their surroundings at all times due to the perilous conditions faced each day.  For many who have served, this hyper-vigilant state does not subside when returning to re-integrate into society.  Making connections with civilians is challenging often resulting in a sense of isolation even when returning to home, friends and family.

Equine-assisted therapy is proving effective with veterans for both physical and emotional rehabilitation, including for PTSD and brain injuries. These individuals need an environment that is non-restrictive and challenging. High Hopes’ programs for veterans focus on interactions between the horse and the individual and allows for risk-taking activities that build upon improving personal decision-making. Similarly, the outdoor environment at our 120-acre facility provides a healing and stress-relieving opportunity.

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Veterans Program Apr-May @ High Hopes

The Equus Effect @ HighHopes is a five-week horsemanship program designed specifically for Veterans which builds upon the horse-human bond and its effects on healing, building, trust and improving relationships.  Currently, High Hopes runs 7 EE@HH sessions throughout the year.  Each session is five weeks long with a maximum of eight participants per session.  Veterans can enroll in either one session of the program or continue to build upon the program’s impact by taking part in multiple sessions.

If you or someone you know could benefit from this program please contact us. High Hopes is also working with Vet Centers in referring veterans to this program and they support it with a clinician during each session.

Currently, planned dates for future programs are:

TO BE CONFIRMED

Please download a poster to display in your premises

To register either contact the Norwich Vets Center or contact Megan Ellis, Program Director directly at 860.434.1974 x 116 or email mellis@highhopestr.org

 

 

 

For many individuals who have served in our military, the ability to remain relaxed in the present moment and make important connections with other people is more difficult than most of the general public.  Often, this is a by-product of PTSD, or post-traumatic stress disorder.

Additionally, when serving in the military, there is a demand for all individuals to be acutely aware of their surroundings at all times due to the perilous conditions faced each day.  For many who have served, this hyper-vigilant state does not subside when returning to re-integrate into society.  Making connections with civilians is challenging often resulting in a sense of isolation even when returning to home, friends and family.

Equine-assisted therapy is proving effective with veterans for both physical and emotional rehabilitation, including for PTSD and brain injuries. These individuals need an environment that is non-restrictive and challenging. High Hopes’ programs for veterans focus on interactions between the horse and the individual and allows for risk-taking activities that build upon improving personal decision-making. Similarly, the outdoor environment at our 120-acre facility provides a healing and stress-relieving opportunity.

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