HETRA Recognizes Volunteers of the Year, Seeks More Volunteers to Provide Support

Heartland Equine Therapeutic Riding Academy (HETRA, hetra.org) recently held a Volunteer Appreciation Event to recognize people who have provided extraordinary service to their mission during the last year. In fact, HETRA has always relied heavily on volunteers, and they’re looking for more people who want to help them serve a good cause! Session volunteers work with participants to provide emotional, educational, and physical support throughout each session, and barn-maintenance volunteers help ensure they have a clean, functional barn and a healthy herd. You don’t need any experience, as HETRA provides all the training you need. If you’re interested, learn more at hetra.org/volunteer.

At its recent Volunteer Appreciation Event, HETRA recognized the following amazing people for their service: Masha Borchert, Youth Volunteer of the Year; Carol Teske, New Volunteer of the Year; Tracy Robledo-Clark, Substitute Volunteer of the Year; Jill Shwiner, Special Programs Volunteer of the Year; Roberto Macedo, Barn Maintenance Volunteer of the Year; Carrie Lindell, Conditioning Volunteer of the Year; Kyle Black, Feeding Volunteer of the Year; and Deborah Bean, Adult Volunteer of the Year.

HETRA’s mission is to improve the quality of life both physically and emotionally for adults and children of all ability levels through equine-assisted activities. Year round, HETRA serves a variety of participants including children and adults with disabilities such as cerebral palsy, spina bifida, muscular dystrophy, TBI, autism, developmental delays, and strokes. HETRA also has robust Veterans and First Responder offerings as well. For more information or to participate or donate, call (402) 359-8830, or visit hetra.org.