In late March, HETRA made the difficult, yet necessary decision to delay our 20th Annual Signature Blue Jeans & Dreams Benefit. Unfortunately, we are not able to hold our traditional event this year due to COVID-19. Instead, we are transitioning the energy and components of our Blue Jeans & Dreams event into our Drive to Ride Campaign which benefits the participant families who come to us for services.
Below are links and descriptions of the events that will be held in the Fall of 2020, we hope you will join us in supporting the amazing HETRA participants and their families!
DRIVE TO RIDE NEWS:
We will be holding 3 separate online Auctions this Fall. The first will be a Super Silent Auction, with many of the items that would have been on our Blue Jeans & Dreams Live Auction, and will launch the first week in August. The 2nd Auction will launch in early September. The 3rd Auction will launch in November. Stay tuned for more information coming soon!
HETRA is hosting a Walk on October 17th at the HETRA facility. This is going to be a super fun family event that will allow all participants to walk the property of HETRA. We will also have a food truck and some really fun games and activities. This event will be fun for the whole family!
We can't wait for this event. We are looking for 20 teams of 4 volunteers to compete in the Volunteer Olypmpics! The Olympics will be hosted at the HETRA campus and will feature events such as a Horse Leading obstacle course, EQ Pusher with Rider, Speed Arena Setup, and much much more! We can't wait to see which team comes out on top!
Where's the Beef?
Purchase a $20 raffle ticket and win the chance to choose one of three BBQ themed raffle prizes. Prizes include a quarter beef - $1000+ value, finished and delivered to you! Beef is sourced from a small family farm in Nebraska. Package includes T-bones, Sirloins, Ribeyes, Chuck/Rump/Round Roasts, and Ground Beef. Additional prizes include BBQ accessories, custom corn hole boards and much much more!
Virtual Horse Show
Would you like to have your horsemanship skills evaluated professionally while riding at home in your own arena? Competitors who participate in our Virtual Benefit Horse Show will compete at home through classes and patterns which will be posted online. Entries will be submitted virtually and the judge will evaluate your performance and give genuine feedback so that you can make improvements in your horsemanship skills for your next live horse show!
Drive to Ride Campaign
Drive to Ride is a fundraising campaign that directly supports our participants and their families. Each participant will have their own fundraising page and will work hard to reach their individual fundraising goal. When you donate to a specific Drive to Ride Participant, that rider has the potential to earn Free HETRA Sessions (1 Course) for every $1,000 raised, up to 4 Courses Free! All donations support the Participant Sponsorship Fund, enabling HETRA to provide equine-assisted activities to all participants at a reduced fee.