Equine Activities & Therapies
Therapeutic Riding Lessons
High Hopes accommodates all four elements of therapeutic riding as defined by PATH Intl.: Recreation, Therapy, Sport, and Medicine. We do this in a unique way through our applied interdisciplinary team approach that includes educators, Therapeutic Riding Instructors, and licensed Mental Health, Physical, Occupational, Speech & Language, and Expressive Therapists.
Therapeutic riding lessons are planned with the individual’s educational, physical, social and recreational goals in mind. Participants with a wide array of disabilities are active in this program, which comprises the core of High Hopes’ services. Prospective participants who express interest in the program are provided with information and the forms required for application. Once all forms are completed and returned to us, our staff assesses the applicant’s eligibility.
Once an applicant is accepted in the program, therapeutic goals are established and progress is documented. Most participants have one 30-60 minute lesson each week for the length of the semester, with the majority continuing their lessons from one semester to the next. A PATH Intl. certified instructor conducts each lesson. Lesson activities may include developing basic riding skills, exercises, games and riding the trails.
Our lessons are held year-round utilizing our indoor and outdoor arenas as well as our expansive trails.
180 ft. x 80 ft. with wheelchair friendly mounting ramp, EasyLift (Handi-Move Custom Lift), and viewing lounge. The indoor school incorporates multiple activity centers.
225 ft. x 100 ft. fully fenced, floodlit outdoor arena suitable for riding, driving and ELP.
Extensive trails of varying gradients, with multiple sensory-rich activities on each trail.
Find out about costs and financial-aid options
$1,705 per Academic Year
Weekly riding lessons are tuition based and run six days a week serving approximately 40 participants per day ages 4-84.
$495 per Summer Session
Financial Aid Information
Fees for service cover around 35% of our costs - the generosity of our donors enables us to provide some additional needs-based financial assistance.
With our commitment to accepting participants into our programs based on therapeutic need, regardless of financial means, we offer further financial aid assistance to those unable to pay the established fees.
Fifty percent of our Equine Assisted Activities & Therapies program participants received direct financial assistance toward their program fees – up to 100% of the full cost.Learn more about financial aid options
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