As a 30-year resident of Acton, Rita McConnon is involved with communities in Acton and the surrounding towns. We love our community and love to be involved in various ways. If you know of an organization that would benefit from interaction with Hybid Farm, please let us know…we love to give back to the community.
Town of Acton Recreation Department
Hybid and the Acton Recreation Department have joined to offer Hybid’s summer program to Acton residents. Now you have two ways to join us during the summer….through the Recreation Department or on our website.
ABRHS Occupational Development Program (ODP)
For many years the ODP department of the Acton-Boxboro High School has partnered with Hybid Farm to provide a place of learning to their students. Each week during the school year, students arrive at Hybid to learn a new skill and work with our horses. This has been a very successful and rewarding partnership for both students and Hybid Farm.
Victor School, Acton, MA
The Victor School is a private, co-ed, therapeutic day school for students in grades 8-12.
This is our fourth year working with young adults from the Victor School. After receiving a phone call from the staff at the Victor School, we started a weekly riding lesson for their students. The program was such a success that the Victor School and Hybid Farm have now organized a Riding Club for their students that has grown with each year. In addition to their club, students have continued on and volunteered to work at our summer programs helping our youngest students to learn and grow with their ponies.
Walden Street School for Girls
Walden Street School for Girls is a residential program in Concord for young women suffering from mental, emotional and behavioral issues.
It never ceases to amaze us how the students from Walden Street School will reach out of their comfort zones to try something new….and become so successful at doing so! We know that Success Breeds Success as we see this happen repeatedly when these students work hard to overcome fears as they learn to ride and relate to their horses.
Germaine Lawrence, Boston, MA
Germaine Lawrence is New England’s leading provider of residential treatment services for at-risk adolescent girls, many of whom have experienced significant trauma.
We have had the privilege of working with great young ladies from Germaine Lawrence. It is a lovely thing that happens between a horse that we have rescued from neglect and abuse and a child who knows exactly how that feels. The magical interactions between these young ladies and horses never cease to amaze us.
Camp Virginia, Bolton, MA
Each summer Camp Virginia collaborates with Hybid Farm to bring their Girl Scouts to learn about horseback riding and horse management. While at Hybid the girls learn stable management (tacking, grooming, horse care) and also learn to ride for the first time or to build on previous knowledge. The girls are able to work towards earning their horse fan junior badge and their horse rider junior badge.