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Tuesday, March 21
6:30-8:30pm

RIDING MY WAY BACK
A story about a Veteran, a Horse, and Hope

A NEW DOCUMENTARY BY ACADEMY AWARD NOMINEE ROBIN FRYDAY AND PETER ROSENBAUM

Riding My Way Back is a short documentary that chronicles one soldier’s journey back from the brink of suicide. In 2010, Staff Sergeant Aaron Heliker returned from multiple deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan with traumatic brain injury (TBI) and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), in addition to third-degree burns and nerve damage from a roadside bomb. At his most desperate and isolated, on 42 medications and suicidal, Aaron is introduced to the unlikeliest of saviors: a horse named Fred. Through caring for Fred and building mutual trust, Aaron begins the difficult process of reconnecting to the world around him and healing the terrible, invisible wounds of war that had nearly defeated him.

Following the film, Novelist, Playwright, Publisher, Actor, Lecturer, Grant Writer and Host of Community Culture Showcase Harriet Grayson will do a 40 minute presentation in 3 parts:
1) Her family story about her Father’s experience using horses during WW II
2) A reading of passages from her novels about Battle of Stalingrad from lips of fictional survivors – although based on real examples (20 minutes)
3)A description of the actual Battle of Stalingrad & consequences (15 minutes)

This will be followed by open Q&A from the audience.
Adult Audience, Veterans, First Responders and Families Are Welcome


Saturday, April 1st
Equine Services for Heroes: Mini Retreat

1:00 Light lunch and Registration, Movie “Riding My Way Back” about one soldier’s journey from the brink of suicide through Equine Therapy
1:30 Equine Introductions and Interactions at the barn
3:30 Q&A/Debrief
Preregistration Requested – No Charge
Support provided by Wells Fargo Foundation in cooperation with Wells Fargo Advisors


April 1: Spring Clean Up
April 3 – June 24: Spring Semester (12 weeks)
May 7: Derby Brunch Party
May 21: EquiZen Retreat
June 17: Summer Open House
July 1: Anniversary Party/ Barn Dance
July 10 – Sept 30: Summer Semester (12 weeks)


Tuesday, April 25
3-6:00pm

VISITING ARTIST SERIES
Hobby Horse Building Event: Part 1

Work with HHH Therapy horses evokes many wonderful experiences, feelings, thoughts and memories that make great stories and deserve artistic interpretation and representation as a learning and healing modality. During the 3 hour creative art session, participants will be assisted in constructing a fabric hobby horse, about which they will tell a story.

This opportunity has been made possible by a REGI Grant from the Eastern CT Cultural Coalition. The “Common Thread” project will bring increased awareness of the value of Art Therapy. The four Collaborating Partners – H.H.H., The Lighthouse, United Community Family Services , and Reliance House. Each organization will meet with artist Jerry Wagner to integrate fabric into their therapeutic process. Photographer  Zachary Turner will document the creative process at each site, to be revealed at 2 or more Common Thread Art Shows showcasing both the works created and the photographic story of the project.

Participants are encouraged to bring 1 yard of “Meaningful “ fabric for their horse to upcycle  (Grampa’s old sweater, an old Prom dress, favorite pajamas, worn-out riding breeches, etc.) in remembrance of a special experience, person, or event. The second part of the series will be held on May 9, when participants will create and construct a Fabric Book of 6-10 pages with their story about their fabric hobby horse.

The 2-part series is free of charge for HHH Current Participants, and $25 for others.

APRIL GUEST SPEAKER
Jerry Wagner

Immediately following the April 25 art session, artist Jerry Wagner will be the Monthly 4th Tuesday Night Guest Lecturer speaking on Art as a Therapeutic Modality, at 6:30 pm in the HHH Conference room, Q&A to follow.


APRIL VISITING ARTIST
Sarah Grote

Sarah Grote, painter and lifestyle, nature, and equine photographer, including CT Draft Horse Rescue and Lockwood Mathews Mansion Museum, will present a workshop on Photographing Horses: equipment types and use, lighting, background, how to frame and capture your shot, and what to look for in a photo to be used as a painting reference.

In July Sarah returns and we will paint equine portraits from the photos taken at this session, or other photos collected.


Tuesday, May 9
3-6:00pm

VISITING ARTIST SERIES
Hobby Horse Building Event: Part 2

Work with HHH Therapy horses evokes many wonderful experiences, feelings, thoughts and memories that make great stories and deserve artistic interpretation and representation as a learning and healing modality. During the 3 hour creative art session, participants will be assisted in constructing a fabric hobby horse, about which they will tell a story.

This opportunity has been made possible by a REGI Grant from the Eastern CT Cultural Coalition. The “Common Thread” project will bring increased awareness of the value of Art Therapy. The four Collaborating Partners – H.H.H., The Lighthouse, United Community Family Services , and Reliance House. Each organization will meet with artist Jerry Wagner to integrate fabric into their therapeutic process. Photographer  Zachary Turner will document the creative process at each site, to be revealed at 2 or more Common Thread Art Shows showcasing both the works created and the photographic story of the project.

This is the second part of the series, when participants will create and construct a Fabric Book of 6-10 pages with their story about their fabric hobby horse.

The 2-part series is free of charge for HHH Current Participants, and $25 for others.


Summer Open House

Saturday, June 17
3:30-5:30pm

Come meet our horses, see our facility and learn more about our programs and volunteer opportunities!

Bring your friends and family if you’re already involved and introduce them to us!

Free to enter – all are invited. Please, no pets or open-toed shoes.



September 16: Fall Open House
October 7: Farm to Table Dinner
Oct 9 – Dec 16: Fall Semester (10 weeks)
October 29: Haunted Trails
November 12: Veterans Day Mini Retreat
December 16: Winter Open House



Past Events:

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Sunday, November 13 – Veterans’ Day Mini Retreat


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Saturday, June 11: Summer Open House


EquiZenThe purpose of this event is to provide an environment and practices to encourage each participant to reach their inner Zen, and take away the tools to access this calmness in their day to day lives.


Saturday, March 19, 3:30-5:30pm: Spring Open House


Sunday, March 6, 10am: Spring Clean Up & Paddock Raising Party