1. Getting Started
First please complete all paperwork included in this
package. Then either mail (HETRA, 10130 S. 222nd Street, Gretna, NE 68028) or fax (866) 577-4598) your completed paperwork in to
HETRA. Once you have completed your
paperwork please contact Edye (402) 708-6433, to schedule your riding time (returning participant). There will be a $30.00 registration fee for
all participants which is due when you send in your paperwork.
Riding: HETRA has opened up our center
to individuals in the public that would like to come take riding lessons. The participant must be at least 5 years old. All lessons are 30 minutes and these are typically group
sessions with one PATH, Intl. certified instructor teaching 2 to 3 participants. Goals for this program focus on horsemanship
skills and leisure activities.
3. Participant Dismissal & Discharge Policy
It is at the discretion of
HETRA’s Executive Director and Program Director to accept or remove a participant from the program. The results of a risk/benefit analysis will also be
considered. Participants who do not adhere to the rules and procedures or meet the
guidelines for eligibility are subject to dismissal or discharge. Possible
grounds for dismissal may include, but are not limited to: conduct endangering
another participant or staff or the horse, conduct endangering themselves,
consistent failure to follow safety procedures with respect to the horses, a
gain in weight above the HETRA maximum levels, failure to cancel in advance for
more than three lessons or incomplete paperwork. Paperwork that is required is:
Registration / Health History/Photo Release, Authorization for Emergency/
Medical Treatment, Consent for Release of Information, Participant’s (Signed)
Medical History and Physicians Statement, Policies, Procedures and Barn Rules
Agreement. The development of a
contraindicated condition or the deterioration of a condition to the point horseback
riding is no longer beneficial or could be harmful to the participant or where
safety for the participant or others has become a concern.
at HETRA shall have no history of inappropriate behavior with fire or any
tendencies or history of abuse or violence directed toward other people or
animals. HETRA reserves the right to deny services to any individual based upon
concerns for the applicant’s safety and/or the safety of the horses,
volunteers, staff, property owners, or for other reasons in accordance with PATH, Intl. operating center guidelines.
No participant will be
dismissed without an opportunity to discuss the reasons with supervisory
staff. The participant may at any time, for
whatever reason, decide to sever the participant relationship with HETRA. Notice of
such a decision should be communicated as soon as possible.
4. Weight Limitations for All Participants
are listed below, but decisions regarding participation will be based on the
availability of a suitable horse related to the height, weight, cognition and
balance of the participant.
· 220 lbs. for a well balanced centered participants not
lbs. for an unbalanced participant needing sidewalker assistance.
horse has individual weight limitations based upon the horses height, weight,
age and physical and medical condition.
of a weekly riding time for new participants
Once the initial evaluation is completed we will
make a program recommendation for your participant and then see if we have a
current opening in the HETRA schedule that is suitable to meet your participants
needs. If an opening does not currently
exist then we will put your participant on a waiting list and you will be notified
as soon as an opening becomes available.
Riding sessions are typically offered late afternoon to evening on
weekdays and mid day on the weekends, available riding times will be discussed
at your evaluation.
- Public Riding Program is $35 per ride/drive and will be billed in 12
week courses ($360) prior to the beginning of the course. If your payment is postmarked by the due
date on your invoice we will offer you a 10% discount ($324 for the 12
week course). Payments can also be
divided with 50% of the payment due on the first invoice date and 50% of
payment due 30 days after the first invoice (no discount will be given for
payments made in this way).
- Registration Fee: A annual $30 registration fee is charged
at the time the participant returns for sessions.
Any participant (in any
program) with an outstanding balance from the previous course will not be
allowed to ride until the balance on the account has been paid or payment
arrangements have been made. In
addition, all participant fees that are not paid according to the previous payment
arrangements, will be assessed a minimum of $20.00 charge per month (beginning
once the invoice has gone over 30 days) to cover administrative expenses on the
should cancel a riding session (due to weather or instructor illness, etc.):
Public Riding participants your fees will be credited toward the next 12 week
You will be
notified by phone, email and/or text message for weather cancellations.
If you cancel a riding session: Public Riding participants this session will
not be refunded, but can be made up. You are allowed a maximum of 2 make up
sessions per 12 week course and these must be made up during that course or
the course immediately following the cancelled sessions.
running late: Any time the HETRA
program is running late (as we will at times) we will do our best to get back
on schedule however, we will offer the participants their full session time. We will attempt to notify you upon arrival
regarding the length of wait before your participant will ride.
Participant Tardiness: Any time a participant is late
their session time will be decreased accordingly in order for the schedule to
remain intact. If a participant is 15 or more minutes late for a session they will NOT be allowed
to ride for that session. We will do
our best to provide other activities for the participant to participate in while at
the barn such as grooming.
Dropping out of a session: If a participant drops out prior to the end of a 12 week session, there will be a $50 charge assessed, if not medically necessary.
8. Make-Up Lessons
Make up sessions and times are offered on Saturday's on
a first come first serve basis. Please contact Rita at firstname.lastname@example.org or 402-359-8830 to schedule make up lessons.
Public Riding: Only participant cancelled sessions are eligible
to be made up. If a participant is a no-show
(no previous notice given), this session will not be eligible to be made
No open toe shoes, sandals, or clog type shoes. No slick (jogging type) pants. We would prefer that your participant wore
pants instead of shorts as the saddle can get very uncomfortable with direct
We ask that children be monitored and in direct
vision of the adult at all times while at the facility. Please review the barn rules with your
children prior to arriving at the barn.
and OTHER ANIMALS
Do not bring dogs or other animals to the barn with
you at anytime. The exception to this
rule is service animals. Please let your Instructor know if you will be bringing a service animal to the session with
Please direct questions to your participant’s Instructor. If you do not get a
satisfactory answer to your question please feel free to contact Edye at 402-708-6433.
so much for your interest in our program, we look forward to working with you
this year. I can be reached and
communicate best through email at email@example.com. I can also be reached at 402-708-6433.