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courtney-bernardConnecticut State Chair

Courtney Bernard is a Path Intl. Registered Instructor and the Volunteer Coordinator at High Hopes Therapeutic Riding. She is an alumnus of the University of Connecticut where she received a master’s in Education and certification in Vocational Agriculture. Prior to becoming involved with therapeutic riding, Courtney utilized her teaching skills as a program coordinator with an agency that supports individuals with special needs. Courtney has been caring for horses for more than 20 years and enjoys eventing and trail riding with friends on her off-the-track thoroughbred Cody. She lives in Brooklyn, CT, with her husband, Kyle, their dog Mabel, two cats and five chickens.

Welcome, Courtney!

Courtney can be reached at:

Courtney Bernard
Volunteer Coordinator
Town Woods Rd. Old Lyme, CT 06371
Phone: (860) 434-1974, ext. 121; Fax: (860) 434-3723
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www.highhopestr.org

Equine Coordinator Needed

Growing therapeutic riding center near Waterbury CT has 20-30+ hour position available for Equine Coordinator.  Seeking PATH Intl. certified, advanced equestrian with stable management experience to assist with therapy horses & instruction. Please call (203) 516-8380 for more information.

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High Hopes Presents A Night In New Orleans June 8, 2013
Join High Hopes on June 8th for what promises to be a memorable evening featuring the toe-tapping,dancing in the aisles sound of Grammy award winner Terrance Simien & the Zydeco Experience. Proceeds from the evening, High Hopes’ premier annual event, will benefit the programs & participants of our year round equine assisted therapy programs. For more information and to purchase tickets please visit www.highhopestr.org.
 
Lord Creek Farm Events To Benefit High Hopes and The Connecticut Valley Pony Club

• LYME HORSE TRIALS August 18, 2012 – Lord Creek Farm, Lyme, CT  CONTACT: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
• LYME HUNTER PACE September 22, 2013 – Lord Creek Farm, Lyme, CT  CONTACT: Sarah Carlson, 860-434-1974, ext. 115 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

High Hopes - Camp Harkness Collaboration

High Hopes Therapeutic Riding Inc. will be running a collaborative pilot program at Camp Harkness in Waterford, CT this summer. Camp Harkness is a facility specifically designed and dedicated to providing summer camp experiences to individuals with disabilities. Two days a week High Hopes staff and horses will be offering opportunities to ride, carriage drive and participate in unmounted activities, allowing us to serve an estimated additional 250 individuals this summer.
 
Upcoming 2013 Training & Education opportunities at High Hopes

• May 28 – 31st Advanced Certification
• June 13 – 14 Mentor Training Workshop
• June 20 – 23 Registered Onsite Workshop and Certification
• August 28 Instructor Training Course Begins

Contact Laura Moya at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 860-434-1974 ext. 118 for more information.
 
Michael Page Combined Training Clinic

August 10 and 11, 2013: Stabling available. Contact Lauren Fitzgerald for more information at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 

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