HETRA Adapts in the Face of COVID-19, Reschedules Blue Jeans and Dreams Fundraiser
While their campus has been closed and sessions have remained suspended since early March, HETRA (www.HETRA.org) has taken steps to tackle the obstacles created by the current COVID-19 crisis. Their 20th Annual Blue Jeans and Dreams event has been rescheduled to Saturday, September 12, at 5 p.m. HETRA’s primary focus has since been shifted toward ensuring the well-being of their Equine Partners, the HETRA Herd. HETRA’s Annual Horse of the Year Race, typically a summer campaign, has been launched early here in the spring. This campaign is vital to the annual care of the horses and covers expenses such as shelter, stall shavings, hay, grain, supplements, veterinary care, farrier care, physical conditioning, and individualized training programs.
Additionally, HETRA has launched an online initiative to bring educational materials to their participant families and the overall horse community. HETRA University provides everything from educational short videos to long-form equine instruction webinars; coloring pages, worksheets, and Storytime with the Mini Horses segments are available as well. The majority of these materials are available for viewing and/or download, free-of-charge at www.HETRA.org. A select few of HETRA’s webinars, geared toward Equine-Assisted Activity Professionals, will be offered at low-cost in both live and on-demand formats.
HETRA’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. Learn more at www.HETRA.org.