Heartland Equine Therapeutic Riding Academy
Heartland Equine Therapeutic Riding Academy was started in 1989 by Steve and Janet Henthorn of Omaha, Nebraska. The program started with one student, one horse and three volunteers.
HETRA serves a variety of clients including Children and adults with disabilities such as cerebral palsy, spina bifida, muscular dystrophy, cystic fibrosis, brain tumors, head injuries, blindness, autism, and strokes. Last year HETRA served 90 riders (both children and adults) per week and our goal is to continue to expand the program this year. Also, in 2008 we completed 2841 individual student sessions and volunteers donated 12,576 hours.