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Program & facility Expansion Campaign

Program & Facility Expansion Campaign


Welcome to the Robert A. Falk Farm – Home of HETRA

  • For many years HETRA operated in two privately owned facilities in Valley and Omaha. HETRA continued to grow over our 25 year history and reached the point where a move was necessary to meet the program demands. HETRA has seen an increase in the number of unique participants served double in the past eight years. As an organization, HETRA has effectively managed consistent growth by responding to the needs of the community through additional programming, service hours, and trained staff.

    In June 2014, HETRA moved from the two smaller facilities to one central, larger location in Gretna. This move is an integral element in HETRA’s ongoing commitment to our mission, to provide equine-assisted therapies and activities that improve the quality of life both physically and emotionally of adults and children with disabilities. The new 25 acre farm is well suited for expanding programming, as well as collaborating with the community to create new programs. Our future is poised to magnify our impact on individuals with disabilities.

  • In order to support the transition, HETRA launched a $3 million Program and Facility Expansion Campaign. This Campaign will enable HETRA to significantly develop educational programming, train industry professionals, and continue as a leader in the programmatic excellence of the equine-assisted activities and therapies industry.

    Through this campaign, HETRA’s future will be secured with the support of our community. HETRA is proud to announce Phase 1 of the Campaign has been met with several generous and crucial donations.

    The receipt of nearly $260,000.00 as the result of Omaha’s chapter of Mustaches 4 Kids 2014 campaign, direct donations, and 100% Board and Staff financial commitment have been instrumental in launching our Program and Facility Expansion Campaign, but this is just the beginning… We need your help to make this opportunity a reality! We encourage you to invest in HETRA’s future by making a personal financial contribution to Phase 2 of the campaign.

  • We extend gratitude to everyone who contributed to Phase 1 of the Campaign. Phase 2 of the campaign still has a variety of opportunities to recognize and honor a gift for prosperity; with a horseshoe and donor recognition plate on the Wall of Honor, a plaque on a therapy horse stall, or a sign on a building. Your gift will make a lasting impression on an immeasurable number of lives, and leave a legacy of progress, care and support for a truly one of a kind program. Your support will not only be instrumental in the organizations growth, but continue innovation of a therapeutic marvel, as the success of our participants speaks for itself. Click here to make a donation to Phase 2 of the Program and Facility Expansion Campaign.

    “People with goals succeed because they know where they are going…It’s as simple as that!”
    ~ Earl Nightingale

Thank you to Honorary Chair Couple Chris & Betsy Murphy

Our Partners

  • American Hippotherapy Association
    American Hippotherapy Association
  • PATH International
  • Equus Foundation
    Equus Foundation