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Hidden Acres Therapeutic Riding Center

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Founded in 2008 by Mary and Theron Simons, Hidden Acres Therapeutic Riding Center is a non-profit organization located on 81 acres in Naugatuck, Connecticut. The property includes a stable, two riding arenas (as well as a covered arena currently under construction) and wooded trails for riding and carriage driving.

Mary and Theron strongly believe in the power of the human-animal bond, personally experiencing the exceptional benefits of equine partnerships. So they committed themselves to creating a place for children and adults with special needs to explore their potential and strive to meet their personal goals – all in a compassionate and supportive environment.

Today, hundreds of program participants are referred to us annually by educators, therapists, family members and friends. As a PATH (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship) member center, we follow the guidelines and standards the organization has established to provide safe and beneficial experiences.


Marcy Wilhelm-South

Purdue University

Location Naugatuck, CT
Status Active
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  1. Animal-assisted activities
  2. Animal-assisted therapies
  3. Connecticut
  4. Equine-assisted activities
  5. Horses
  6. Mammals
  7. open access
  8. Therapeutic horsemanship
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