ATTENTION:Volunteer events may not be active or may have modified hours during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Contact Info:

Rachelle Tidwell
Volunteer Operations Manager
10130 S. 222nd St
Gretna, NE 68028
rtidwell [at]
To improve the quality of life both physically and emotionally of adults and children with disabilities through equine assisted activities.

HETRA is a therapeutic riding academy located in Gretna Nebraska which specializes in working with adults and children with disabilities as well as Veterans. 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. Over 200 volunteers assist in the barn each week with horse care and participant riding sessions.