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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 of all ability levels 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

Friday November 17, 5-9 pm

Come to shop. Stay for the vibe.
Leave with the HETRA holiday spirit!

For one magical evening, artisans and craftsman will come together in the cozy comfort of our grass roots barn and stables to showcase and sell their wares. Holiday shoppers will enjoy music, savor concessions, and experience the unique vibe that can only be created in this very special venue. Folks will find shopping and entertainment on the West side of the barn, and can continue to the East side stables to meet our very special therapy horses. Break out your jeans, flannel, boots, and vests. Grab your BFFs and come on out to the barn!