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.
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.
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!
Horse of the Year Race
HETRA Volunteers, staff and participants are raising funds to help subsidize the annual cost of providing exceptional healthcare, nutrition, and training for our therapy horses.