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Arrival in Wyoming
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The ranch-ready Glenholme group arrived in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
Heart Six student and Horse
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Nell takes a moment with her horse-companion before mounting up for a trail ride.
Heart Six Rodeo
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The equestrian travelers experienced an evening at the regional rodeo.
Heart Six Ranch Rodeo
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The Glenholme ranchers participated in the Heart Six Ranch's rodeo.
Heart Six Ranch Awards
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Glenholme student-ranchers galloped off with some spectacular rodeo awards.
Washington, CT - A compliment to the Glenholme Equestrian Program is the annual July excursion to the Heart Six Guest Ranch in Jackson Hole, Wyoming where a seven member group appreciated an authentic equestrian experience. Five students-ranchers, accompanied by two staff members, experienced a western adventure filled with exciting activities from dawn to dusk. Trail riding, horseback cattle chases, cookouts and campfires; along with a scenic water-float trip along the Grand Tetons, swimming, shopping in downtown Jackson Hole, the featured Jackson Hole’s weekly rodeo and much more.

An adventure to Yellowstone National Park to see the hot springs, the Yellowstone portion of the Grand Canyon, revealed an abundance of wildlife including bald eagles and bison. The group also enjoyed a 10-mile trail ride, where they experienced the true western wilderness.

On their last day, everyone participated in the ranch’s version of a rodeo complete with barrel racing, pole bending and steer wrangling. From log cabins to cowboy cuisine, this annual expedition provides an authentic equestrian experience and an appreciation for a wonderful way of life.

The Glenholme School, a Devereux Center, is an exceptional boarding school for students with special needs, which offers an individually prescribed learning environment with a steadfast academic curriculum. Using our effective individualized services, we apply a positive behavior support model focused on development of social skills and lifelong strategies for success. The school’s milieu therapy addresses varying levels of academic, social and special needs development in boys and girls ages 10-18 and postgraduates. We prepare graduates for continued education in traditional day schools, boarding schools, colleges and universities. For more information about The Glenholme School and its program, visit
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The Glenholme School is accredited as an independent boarding school for children with special needs by The New England Association of Schools and Colleges, with diploma granting privileges. Glenholme is a member of the Connecticut Association of Independent Schools, licensed by the Connecticut Department of Children and Families, and approved by the Connecticut Board of Education, New Jersey Department of Education, California Department of Education, and the New York State Education Department.The Glenholme School, 81 Sabbaday Lane, Washington, Connecticut 06793, phone: 860-868-7377, fax: 860-868-7894, email: