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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.

HETRA Barn Opens Monday, July 10
We are happy to announce that HETRA will reopen on Monday, July 10. Thank you for your patience while we dealt with a very serious situation. We are grateful for our community who came to our aid in this time of great need.  While we are resuming programming July 10, we are still recovering financially.
To donate, please click the button below or mail your donation to HETRA at 10130 S. 222nd St., Gretna, NE 68028.
To learn about our recent situation, read more here.  


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!


Upcoming Events

Featured Event

Little Britches Horse Show

NEW Information Coming Soon!


Featured Event

2017 Miniature Horse Camps

Parents – Sign your kids up today! 

Click here to learn more about upcoming dates and themes!