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 your paperwork has been received and processed you will be
contacted to discuss possible session riding times. There
will be a $30.00 registration fee for all participants which is due when you
send in your paperwork.
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. Sessions with 1-2
riders in the class will be 30 minutes lessons, if there are 3 participants the
session will be 45 minutes long. All
sessions will be taught by one PATH, Intl. certified instructor. Goals for this program focus on horsemanship
skills and leisure activities.
3. Participant Dismissal & Discharge Policy
is at the discretion of HETRA 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.
Participants 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
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
Maximum weights 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
· 220 lbs. for a well balanced centered participant
not requiring sidewalkers.
lbs. for an unbalanced participant needing sidewalker assistance.
Each horse has individual weight limitations.
of a weekly riding time for new participants
The HETRA staff will place
participants in a class based on their riding skills and the current open time
slots that work for your schedule. 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 ($420) 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 ($378 for the 12 week course)
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 balance.
If HETRA 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 course.
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
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
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
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 Course: If your participant drops out of a 12 week
course without finishing it there will be a $50 fee assessed unless it was
8. Make-Up Lessons
Make up sessions are scheduled on a
first come, first serve basis. 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 up.
No open toe shoes, sandals or clog
type shoes. No slick (jogging type)
pants. And we would prefer that your participant
wore pants instead of shorts as the saddle can get very uncomfortable with
direct skin contact.
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
Dogs or other animals are not allowed
at the barn 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 the office
so much for your interest in our program, we look forward to working with you