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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.

Tack Shack

Tack Shack

HETRA’s Tack Shack & Show Clothes Boutique offers many wonderful items for sale including saddles, bridles, winter blankets, show clothes, boots and more. All proceeds will benefit HETRA’s Participant Sponsorship fund. HETRA is accepting tack and show clothing donations as well as consignment items.



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

2015 “Drive 2 Ride” Campaign

“Drive 2 Ride” is one of HETRA’s main fundraising events of the year, and it’s an amazing opportunity for all HETRA families and their supporters to join in on the fundraising effort that supports the HETRA Student Sponsorship Fund.  In 2014, Drive 2 Ride raised a total of $43,000!  Click on the photo below to check out all the Drive 2 Ride Teams!


Featured Event

Blue Jeans & Dreams

HETRA’s 16th Annual Blue Jeans & Dreams event is Saturday April 23, 2016!  The Auction and Sponsor committees are working hard to make this event the best yet!  If you would like to join one of these committees please contact Jodi – or (402) 359-8830.

The auction committee is looking for Auction Items, they have started an Amazon wish list that includes a list of items that are needed to complete baskets.  Please check it out!

If you are interested in learning more about the event and sponsorship opportunities please click on the flyer below.

2016 BJD Flyer