Hidden Acres Therapeutic Riding Center
45 Gabriel Drive / PO Box 1879
Naugatuck CT 06770
Last Updated 2018-04-16
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Our Mission/How we are involved with horses:
Hidden Acres is dedicated to improving the minds, bodies and spirits of children and adults with physical, developmental and emotional needs through equine-assisted activities.
Primary Focus involving horses (Horse Welfare, Public Service, Sport & Recreation): Public Service
Our organization operates programs involved with providing equine assisted activities and therapies (EAAT) using certified instructors for individuals with special needs.Our organization is directly responsible for the care and shelter of horses.
95%% of our total programs and services are horse-related.
Our organization conducts its horse-related programs at one facility.
Fundraising And Event VolunteerMinimum Age: 14Our Hidden Acres Volunteer team works together to create fun events that bring awareness to the work we do and raise funds to support therapeutic riding programs and equine-assisted activities. Small time commitment with great rewards. Bring your enthusiasm, energy and ideas to help us make every effort a great success.
Garden VolunteersMinimum Age: 14Hidden Acres is looking for gardeners interested in helping us create a therapeutic garden. The garden will include plants that enhance the sensory experiences such as colors,scents and textures along with a variety of vegetables. All experience levels are welcome to join this fun project.
Program VolunteersMinimum Age: 14Hidden Acres Program Volunteers are part of the therapeutic riding team. They provide support as sidewalkers and horse leaders and also assist with horse and stable care, unmounted activities and special events. No previous horse experience is necessary; we provide full training.
Barn VolunteersMinimum Age: 14Hidden Acres Barn Volunteers support the program and Hidden Acres Farm through the care and maintenance of the barn stalls, paddocks and other facility projects. No experience is necessary; we will provide full training.
3 Run-In Sheds3 sided
Fencing3 Rail Wooden Fencing; 2500 linear feet needed in 2018; 1000 needed immediately
Extention Of Existing Water Lines To New Pastures575 feet of water line
Saddle For KendallCustom saddle through Saddling Solutions (the Sensations Hybrid)for Kendall-she is an extremely low withered Gypsy Vanner
Vaulting SursingleUsed for a therapeutic interactive vaulting program at the Therapeutic Riding Center