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Therapeutic Horseback Riding Program Seeking Volunteers

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ORGANIZATION: High Hopes Therapeutic Riding, Inc.

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 87 people are interested

The mission of High Hopes is to foster a community where horse and human interactions improve lives.

High Hopes seeks volunteers over 14 years of age to assist in all aspects of our program. Horse experience and experience with special needs is a plus but not required; training is provided. Please contact High Hopes for details or register now at

High Hopes serves broad cross section of the community with ages ranging from age 4 to 75, who deal with physical, cognitive, emotional and behavioral challenges. High Hopes is assisted in the fulfillment of its mission by the talent and hard work of over 500 volunteers. High Hopes operates programs 6 days a week, year round, with both indoor and outdoor riding facilities as well as an extensive sensory trail. Since 1979, High Hopes has been accredited by Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship, International (PATH), the national organization that sets the standards for the therapeutic riding profession, and we have maintained Premier Accreditation status since it was first instituted by PATH in 1992.

Our organization combines the healing power of the human-animal bond with targeted and attainable goals. These goals include improvement of participants’ balance, mobility, coordination, circulation and physical strength. Just as importantly, individualized programs are carefully designed to teach life skills, build self confidence and encourage independence. In addition to these benefit, High Hopes programs offer participants opportunities for recreation and success that are rarely available to them. Participants achieve things they thought were completely beyond their reach and these accomplishments have a major impact not only on their lives but also on families, teachers and communities.

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About High Hopes Therapeutic Riding, Inc.


36 Town Woods Road, PO Box 254, Old Lyme, CT 06371, US

Mission Statement

High Hopes Therapeutic Riding, Inc. is founded on the knowledge that riding, driving and caring for horses significantly improves the lives of individuals with physical, emotional and developmental disabilities. At the Sis Gould Center for Therapeutic Riding, our mission is to provide a secure, challenging and companionable environment that bring the extraordinary benefits of therapeutic riding and equine activities to a wide range of individuals through the sharing of our knowledge, compassion, experience and inspiration.


Therapeutic horseback riding facility located on 120+ acres in southeastern Connecticut. We use volunteers in a variety of jobs. Time frames are flexible.


Children & Youth
People with Disabilities
Animals, Children & Youth, People with Disabilities


We'll work with your schedule.


36 Town Woods RoadOld Lyme, CT 06371



  • Administrative Support
  • Event Planning / Management
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Animal Therapy
  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Special Needs


  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 14
  • Orientation or Training
  • Suggested minimum 2 hour/week
  • Registration Forms available on-line at

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