Professional Enrichment

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Opportunity, Education, & Excellence

When you are investing in your future, choose High Hopes – an internationally recognized training facility in Old Lyme, Connecticut. We have 47 years of demonstrated success when it comes to training, education, and equine management.

Certification Preparation Workshops

Advanced Prep

High Hopes offers lectures and workshops on topics related to equine assisted services including disabilities, equine care, effective instruction and non-profit administration. These sessions are offered to prospective and current professionals in the field, as well as volunteers and others with an interest in learning more about these topics. Consulting services are available on-demand for new and existing centers and center administrators who want training and mentoring tailored to their specific needs.

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PATH Intl. Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor

Work towards your PATH Intl. Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor (CTRI) Certification through attending the PATH Intl. Approved Instructor Training Curriculum at High Hopes.

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ESMHL Equine Specialist in Mental Health & Learning

This workshop will be taught by some of the most experienced people in the field of equine-facilitated mental health and learning and will give the participants a chance to see what is current in the field.  Each course will be team taught by an equine professional in collaboration with a mental health professional working with several equines.  The workshop is a requirement of the ESMHL certification. It is beneficial to have horsemanship skills and experience when attending the workshop but it is not required. Horsemanship Skills Test: The skills test is held on day 4 following the ESMHL workshop.

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Looking to enhance your learning opportunities but cannot join us in person? We have several live and recorded webinar sessions available throughout the year!



We welcome the opportunity to put our experience to work for you. High Hopes offers targeted consulting services to new and existing centers and center administrators. In addition, we offer mentoring for instructors, instructors in training and center personnel tailored to meet the needs of individuals and organizations.

Consulting Services

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