HETRA to Launch Annual Horse of the Year Race February 1

Heartland Equine Therapeutic Riding Academy (hetra.org) will be launching their annual Horse of the Year Race this year on February 1. The 2021 campaign, set to run from February 1 to April 30, will collect donations for each of their therapeutic horses; the horse with the most raised at the end will be crowned the 2021 Horse of the Year! Donations will be used the help subsidize the annual cost of providing exceptional health care, nutrition, and training for HETRA’s special equine herd. Each horse has a goal of raising $4,500—the annual cost of caring for a single horse. Of the 20-plus horses in the HETRA Herd, 10 are participating in the race: Diamond, Galaxy, Georgie, Honey, Jewel, Leroy, Rainbow, Red, Waldo, and Yahzi. These incredible horses work hard throughout the year to take care of their patients—let’s show them some love in return! For more information on the Horse of the Year campaign or how to donate, contact HETRA Development Specialist Joshua Howell at jhowell@hetra.org.

The Heartland Equine Therapeutic Riding Academy (HETRA) is comprised of a team of dedicated instructors, occupational, physical, and mental-health therapists, a band of dedicated volunteers, and 25 wonderful therapy horses. They work to change lives One Stride at a Time for children and adults living with disabilities, as well as veterans and their families. To learn more, participate, or donate, call (402) 359-8830 or visit hetra.org.