Prospective Horse Sense Applications

Application forms are required on an annual basis. Medical forms are valid for 3 years.

Dear High Hopes Horse Sense Participants, Parents and Friends:

Horse Sense is an experiential summer camp program which utilizes the horse as our fellow teacher, delving into topics such as team work, responsibility and leadership, as well as offering some opportunities for a mounted experience. Horse Sense is offered to children entering into grades 5-8. In order to participate in our mounted activities participants must meet our weight limit of 180lbs so that we may ensure the longevity of our beloved herd of horses.

Our staff strives to create a successful and fun experience for all participants. We ask for and encourage feedback from participants to insure that we are offering the highest quality program.


What will my child experience, learn and discover in Horse Sense?


Discover the meaning of team in an outdoor, farm environment.


Develop a lasting relationship with our peers and horses alike


Open new doors to improve self confidence and encourage leadership skills.

For more Information


Please feel free to contact Sarah Carlson, Special Programs Coordinator, at  (860) 434‐1974, Ext. 115, or

High Hopes Summer Camp is licensed through the State of Connecticut and requires parents/guardians requesting medication administration to their child during camp hours to provide appropriate written authorization(s) and the medication to be administered (THIS INCLUDES EPI-PENS, INHALERS, ORAL AND TOPICAL MEDS).

At your request we will provide our medication administration policy.

High Hopes reserves the right to decide if we are unable to serve an applicant due to resource and or/safety concerns outlined in the PATH Intl. guidelines precautions and contraindications for participation.

Cancellation Policy:
A 50% reimbursement of payment will be issued IF a cancellation is made four or more weeks before the beginning of the session. After that time, there is no refund.


Deadline for applications is July 8

Participants are required to complete all necessary paperwork including documentation from a physician stating that riding is an appropriate activity.

Paperwork must be received with full payment or a completed scholarship application in order to reserve your child’s placement. Participant applications will be reviewed and confirmation letters will be sent after July 22nd. A wait list is maintained in the event of cancellations