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Heartland Equine Therapeutic Riding Academy’s Mission
is to improve the quality of life both physically and emotionally of adults and children with disabilities through equine assisted activities.


Getting Started

At HETRA we see participants with a variety of disabilities including cerebral palsy, hearing impairments, down syndrome, head injuries, visual impairments, head or spinal cord injuries, autism, and developmental delays. Our participants benefit from therapeutic riding in a variety of ways.

Tuesdays With Tenneson


Check out Tenneson’s new blog…”Tuesdays with Tenneson”!  Each week Tenneson will be updating you with the comings and goings at the HETRA barn.  Be sure to check it out to learn more about Tenneson’s interesting perspective on what is happening in his world! 



Without our dedicated Volunteers we wouldn’t have a therapeutic riding program! HETRA is always looking for dedicated and motivated individuals to become part of the HETRA team.  To become a volunteer, you DO NOT need to have experience with horses or disability knowledge. Volunteering is a simple two step process!


Featured Event

Blue Jeans & Dreams

Where horses and you make dreams come true! 

Saturday April 29, 2017

Silent Auction is open!

Click here to register and start bidding! 

Featured Event

Horse Penny Race

HETRA is holding the Annual Horse Penny Race, where you can make a difference by donating to one of our very special therapy horses.  The HETRA Volunteers, Staff & Participants are raising funds to help HETRA subsidize the annual cost of providing exceptional care to our exceptional horses.  

Click here to learn more about the Horse Penny Race