Hidden Acres Therapeutic Riding Center


Sunday, May 23, 2021 Centennial Picnic Gala

We hope you can join us for our Centennial Picnic Gala on May 23, 2021 at Hidden Acres Farm, 45 Gabriel Drive, Naugatuck, CT 06770.

Covid-19 has us thinking outside the box and the farm is the perfect place for social distancing while enjoying a fun and exciting event. Prizes will be awarded to the most creative and elegant picnic vignettes.
It’s bring your own picnic and refreshments and we’ll provide the entertainment, gorgeous views of nature, and Live and Silent Auctions.
To benefit Hidden Acres Therapeutic Riding Center.

Purchase Tickets online (above) today and reserve your spot!

Click on the image above for a short video about the event.  Sponsors, attendees and donors needed today! 

Please Contact Mary Andersen, Director of Development at mary@hiddenacrestrc.org
for Sponsorships, Auction Donations, and questions about how you can become involved today.

Past Events

Winter Solstice

We hope you enjoyed our Winter Solstice Celebration on Sunday, December 20th.  If you missed it click on this link and enjoy! We hope you will consider an end of year gift to Hidden Acres Therapeutic Riding Center so that we can continue to offer our programs and mindfulness activities in the New Year!

Day of Giving

Our thanks to all those who joined us on Saturday, October 10, 2020 for a celebration of milestones for Hidden Acres Farm and Therapeutic Riding Center. They helped to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the farm and 10th year as a nonprofit serving the community. This was a rare opportunity to visit the farm and tour our beautiful and healing grounds, gardens and medicine wheel and experience the beauty of Hidden Acres and learn more about our history and vision.

International speaker on Peace, Indigenous and Mother Earth perspective,  Tiokasin Ghosthorse of the Cheyenne River Lakota Nation was invited to share his wisdom and spirit. Special guided family-friendly activities helped to support our mission. 

Thank you to Post University Men’s Hockey Team and Athletic Department for hosting a Cerebral Palsy Fundraiser to Benefit Hidden Acres Therapeutic Riding Center on February 8th!  Our thanks to all who donated, volunteered and attended. Special thanks to Team Captain Lucas Smith for heading up the team effort that raised over $11,000!  

Kentucky Derby Event Cancellation

Due to the Corona Virus outbreak we have cancelled this event. We will reschedule for 2021. Thank you for your understanding. 



2021 Hidden Acres Calendar

$20 for Pickup at Hidden Acres or $25 mailed. Your purchase helps to support programming at Hidden Acres Therapeutic Riding Center.

Packs of 10 Gratitude Bracelets

$10 for Pickup at Hidden Acres or $14 mailed. Your purchase helps to support programming at Hidden Acres Therapeutic Riding Center.

Holiday Shop Items

Click on the Image to Watch a Video from Our Night of Caring

A special thank you to all who made the evening a success!

Lock, Stock and Barrel
HTS Construction Company
Nature’s Harvest Mulch Company
Attorney Frederick A. Dlugokecki
Fitzpatrick, Mariano, Santos and Sousa PC
Ion Bank
J & M Automotive
Measured Soul
New England Brewing Company
Sabo Autobody
The Station Restaurant
Sibby’s Auto
Sullivan’s Jewelers
Terri’s Flower Shop
Verab Nurseries
Bella Winds Woodwind Ensemble

Ana Abramo
All In It’s Place
Amity Gardens
Mary Andersen
Kevin and Nancy Bernard
BackEast Brewing
Rebecca Caruso
Catherine’s Pet Parlor
CT Science Center
Amy Coulter
Alan Del Monte Salon
The Discovery Museum
Amy Enquist
Elm City Tickets
Hartford Yard Goats
Hawk’s Landing Country Club
Hidden Acres Therapeutic Riding Center
HTS Construction Company
Labyrinth Brewing Company
Lock, Stock and Barrel
Portraits by Shawna Lee
Marie’s Jewelry
Nancy Matos & Volunteer Committee
MiJoy 747 Deep Sea Fishing
Yvonne Murry
Nature’s Harvest Mulch Co.
New York Jets
Sean Norton
Gina and Kyle Pawlak
Peach Blossom
Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana
Elizabeth Piacentini
Fran Posick
Jennie Pratt
Carmelita Rifkin
Rockwell Studio
Santa’s Village
Ryan and Liz Setero
Stony Creek Brewery
Stress Factory Comedy Club
Tree House Brewing Co.
Mary and Theron Simons
Simons Family
Maureen Wadman
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
Waterbury Country Club

D & D Liquor
Ion Bank
Deborah Kennedy
Lock, Stock and Barrel
Terri’s Flower Shop  
Verab Greenhouses

Julie Beradi
Mike Caruso
Kevin Cegelka
Ana Abramo
Amy Enquist
Robin Gerber
Darlene Lopes
Maria Monteiro
Nancy Matos
John & Andrea Rogers
Liz Setero
and Hidden Acres Staff

Laura Cegelka
Jordan Cohen
Barbara Cowan
Barbara DeBisschop
Kyle Gabris
Elizabeth Grimaldi
Kayla Hannish
Susan Johnson
Tyler Kielb
Mallory Kochiss
Augie Lopes
Jenna McCarthy
Ann Mendilla
Colleen Mulvehill
Raquel Nitkowski
Kelly O’Donnell
Aurora Proulx
Jesse Richard
Ryan Setaro
Tom Strange
Special THANKS to the amazing ION Bank Team
and all of our new Post University Volunteers

Theron Simons
Mary Simons
Peter LaTronica
Kathy LaTronica
Atty. Fred Dlugokecki
Lara Gardner, DVM
Deb Morrow

Theron and Mary Simons ~ Executive Directors
Rebecca Caruso ~ Clinical Program Director
Angela Kennedy ~ Program Director & Volunteer Coordinator
Amy Coulter ~ Therapeutic Riding Instructor
Nancy Moore ~ Barn Manager and Carriage Riding Instructor
Nina Levenduski and Jenna McCarthy ~ Barn Staff
Mary Andersen ~ Director of Development
Kellie Santiago ~ Events Coordinator

Past Events

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