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High Hopes Therapeutic Riding, Inc.

Horses & Humans Improving Lives

three stars

85.78

36 Town Woods Road Old Lyme, CT 06371
tel: (860) 434-1974   Web Site
EIN: 06-0987749

Board Leadership
John Catlett
Chairman

CEO
Kitty Stalsburg
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.78 three stars
  Financial 79.89 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The mission of High Hopes is to improve the lives of people with cognitive, physical, and emotional disabilities through the benefits of therapeutic horseback riding and other equine-assisted activities, while serving the therapeutic riding profession through training and education.

We are a premier therapeutic riding center and international instructor training site, accredited by the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl.) since 1979. We have served people with physical, emotional and developmental disabilities for more than a quarter of a century. We offer year-round programs in equine assisted activities, including therapeutic riding, carriage driving, and equine learning program. We also offer experiential learning through outreach programs, an integrated summer camp program and a variety of volunteer opportunities.

The mission of High Hopes is to improve the lives of people with cognitive, physical, and emotional disabilities through the benefits of therapeutic horseback riding and other equine-assisted activities, while serving the therapeutic riding profession through training and education.

We are a premier therapeutic riding center and international instructor training site, accredited by the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl.) since 1979. We have served people with physical, emotional and developmental disabilities for more than a quarter of a century. We offer year-round programs in equine assisted activities, including therapeutic riding, carriage driving, and equine learning program. We also offer experiential learning through outreach programs, an integrated summer camp program and a variety of volunteer opportunities.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2018
Number of clients served
1,519
Number of volunteers
652
Total number of volunteer hours contributed to the organization
28,635
Number of unique website visitors
33,312
This impact information is current as of March 2020, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

two stars

79.89

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
70.4%
  Administrative Expenses 11.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 17.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.16
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.82
  Program Expenses Growth 1.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by High Hopes Therapeutic Riding, Inc. on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by High Hopes Therapeutic Riding, Inc. on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
High Hopes Therapeutic Riding, Inc. (CT) 85.78 three stars
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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,456,847
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $437,363
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,894,210
   Program Service Revenue $396,361
Total Primary Revenue $2,290,571
   Other Revenue $6,820
TOTAL REVENUE $2,297,391
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,135,952
   Administrative Expenses $181,730
   Fundraising Expenses $278,495
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,596,177
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $701,214
   
Net Assets $7,441,042

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 06/01/2020 85.78 three stars
2018-06 03/01/2020 86.26 three stars
2018-06 08/01/2019 84.21 three stars
2017-06 07/01/2018 85.31 three stars
2016-06 07/01/2017 87.18 three stars
2015-06 08/01/2016 88.11 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 92.04 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 09/01/2015 86.51 three stars
2013-06 03/01/2014 91.15 four stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 06-0987749
Name in IRS Master File HIGH HOPES THERAPEUTIC RIDING INC
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
(160) Aid to the handicapped (see also 031)
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date June, 1979
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$88,389 5.53% Kitty Stalsburg Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
High Hopes Therapeutic Riding, Inc. (CT) 85.78 three stars
Ronald McDonald House of Rochester, Minnesota (MN) 87.18 three stars
Flashes of Hope (OH) 85.90 three stars
Angel Foundation (MN) 89.80 three stars
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Indiana (IN) 85.54 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

High Hopes Therapeutic Riding, Inc.
36 Town Woods Road
Old Lyme, CT 06371
tel: (860) 434-1974
fax: (860) 434-3723
EIN: 06-0987749

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Board Leadership

John Catlett
Chairman

CEO

Kitty Stalsburg
Executive Director

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