Tag Archives: Hidden Acres Therapeutic Riding Center

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Hidden Acres’ benefits easy to see

NAUGATUCK — Dyslexia is a constant battle for 10-year-old Ryan Setaro of Beacon Falls. He has trouble with reading and writing, which affects the rest of his school work, and…

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Indoor arena close to completion

NAUGATUCK — Hidden Acres Therapeutic Riding Center is almost ready to ride inside. The center, a nonprofit located at the end of Gabriel Drive that provides therapeutic equine-assisted activities to…

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Hidden Acres expands reach with pilot program

NAUGATUCK — The new year will bring a new initiative at Hidden Acres Therapeutic Riding Center. Hidden Acres, located on 45 acres at the end of Gabriel Drive, has provided…

The Hidden Acres Therapeutic Riding Center in Naugatuck held a groundbreaking ceremony Monday afternoon to celebrate the beginning of construction of an indoor riding arena. Pictured, from left, Mayoral Aide Ed Carter, Michelle Simons, Manly Simons, Althea Simons, Mayor Robert Mezzo, Mary Simons, Theron Simons, and Robin Stevens in the rear with horse Charmer. –LUKE MARSHALL
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Hidden Acres breaks ground for indoor arena

NAUGATUCK — The elements will no longer keep Hidden Acres Therapeutic Riding Center from fulfilling its mission of helping children and adults with special needs. The 45-acre riding center, located…

Marcus Melchionno, a rider at Hidden Acres Therapeutic Riding Center in Naugatuck, poses for a picture with Charmer. –CONTRIBUTED
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Hidden Acres set to build arena

NAUGATUCK — The horse lovers who run Hidden Acres Therapeutic Riding Center say they have a lot to be thankful for this year. After a fundraiser and a grant, they…

Dr. William Petit Jr., left, cuts the ribbon officially opening Michaela’s Trail at the Hidden Acres Therapeutic Riding Center during a ceremony June 5. -CHRISTINE PALUF
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Michaela’s Trail opens at Hidden Acres

NAUGATUCK — A new trail has been blazed at the Hidden Acres Therapeutic Riding Center — one that will help special needs children explore all their senses. A three-quarter mile…

Kayla Magnarella, 9, is one of nearly two dozen children who are enrolled in horseback riding at Hidden Acres Therapeutic Riding Center in Naugatuck. The organization received a $10,000 grant from Connecticut Community Foundation so it can continue to offer the services to families who have disabled children, regardless of income. –RA ARCHIVE
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Hidden Acres receives grant to expand riding program

NAUGATUCK — People with disabilities and their families might now qualify for therapeutic horseback riding sessions in the borough at a lower price. Hidden Acres Therapeutic Riding Center, at 45…