Field Trips

Perfect for Children and Adults Alike

Take a trip! Discover the world of equine assisted activities through hands-on interaction with horses and ponies. Try your hand at carriage driving, grooming or riding! High Hopes will create a unique experience tailored to meet the needs of school and university classes, senior groups or club outing on our 120 acre farm with our herd of 27 horses. Groups may bring their own snacks or lunch to enjoy in our picnic area.

Select dates available throughout the year.

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Mounted Equine Experience

Our mounted experience includes riding, carriage driving, and is followed by un-tacking and caring for the horses. For groups of more than 5 participants, this may be done in a rotation with one group mounted while the other groups participate in an un-mounted horsemanship activity.

Cost: $50/participant for a group of up to 12 participants



Unmounted Horsemanship

An unmounted experience provides an introduction to therapy horses and equine assisted activities. Participants may learn parts of the horse, grooming and care of the horse and basic stable management. They will enjoy hands-on interaction with our horses in a safe and supportive environment.

Cost: $75 for a group of up to 12 participants


Educational Field Trip

Enjoy a tour of our PATH Intl. Premier Accredited Center and learn about equine assisted activities and therapies. This opportunity is ideal for aspiring professionals, community outreach clubs and anyone interested in learning about running a therapeutic riding center and non-profit business.

Cost: $50/hour

Field Trip Inquiry

  • For additional information or to inquire about available dates contact Rachel Golden at, or (860) 434-1974, ext. 133
  • Please share any details and additional information that may help the High Hopes staff in planning your outreach program

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Equine assisted activities and therapies may be therapeutic if a participant derives benefit, shows improvement or feels better once engaged.

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As a charitable nonprofit organization, High Hopes is governed by a 17-member all-volunteer Board of Trustees, and managed by a professional staff of 31 paid employees, of whom 13 are full-time. The staff is augmented by over 637 active volunteers who further support our daily operations.

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High Hopes Therapeutic Riding is located at 36 Town Woods Road, Old Lyme, CT.

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