Riding Lessons Offered by High Hopes

Riding Lessons Offered by High Hopes

High Hopes offers group lessons for community members interested in learning how to ride, brushing up on old skills or looking to try a new discipline.


Our instructors specialize in individualizing instruction in a safe and supportive environment. With a wide variety of breeds and abilities, we will match you with the right member of our herd to meet your needs and ability.


Lessons are 1 hour each, once a week for 6 weeks. For mounted horseback riding there is a weight limit of 180 lbs for safety of horse and rider.


Lessons are offered at our Old Lyme site and our satellite site at Camp Harkness in Waterford, CT.The cost is $360 for the 6 week series.


In addition, private or semi private lessons are offered for $60 a lesson throughout the year when center schedule allows. Inquire below for more information.


Inquire about availability and schedule by clicking below or emailing Courtney Bernard, Special Programs Coordinator at cbernard@highhopestr.org. 

Upcoming Lesson Dates:

6  Lesson Series
– Group Youth Lessons (3 per group) at High Hopes, Old Lyme
Fridays 3-4 pm from June 26th-August 7th

– Teen/Adult Semi Private (2 per group) at Camp Harkness, Waterford
Wednesdays 1-1:45 and 2-2:45 from June 24th-August 5th

– Individual Lessons
Inquire about August dates.

For more information about our community lessons contact Courtney Bernard at cbernard@highhopestr.org, or 860-434-1974, ext. 118.