This is the story of Matthew Scotella. Matthew came to High Hopes over 9 years ago, diagnosed with a rare genetic neuromuscular disease which still confounds medical personnel. Over the years, despite extreme personal challenges, Matthew has made great personal, emotional and physical strides at High Hopes sharing his excitement and love of horses with all. Ever enthusiastic to learn, Matthew’s spirit is infectious. From a five year old child to now a fourteen year old teen who has progressed through close to 360 lessons with over 200 volunteers lending 720 hours of support, Matthew has achieved goal after goal earning the highest honor of being awarded The 2016 PATH Int’l Youth Equestrian of the Year.
Because of You…Matthew has achieved great success in the face of incredible challenges!