1. Getting Started
First please complete all paperwork included in this
package. Once you have completed your
paperwork the HETRA staff will contact you, to schedule your evaluation.
2. Participant Dismissal & Discharge Policy
It 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.
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.
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.
- Life Skills: the fees for this program are $15 per daily session and billed at the beginning of the 12 week course.
- Registration Fee: A annual $30 registration fee is charged
at the time the participant returns for sessions.
- Reevaluation Fee: a reevaluation fee of $55 is charged any time a participant needs to be reassessed by a therapist due to a change in their
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, payment
arrangements have been made or scholarship forms have been filled out. 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
You will be
notified by phone, email and/or text message for weather cancellations.
Participant tardiness: Any time a participant is late
their session time will be decreased accordingly in order for the schedule to
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.
HETRA offers partial scholarships to all those who
need them. Scholarship levels will be
approved according to the federal poverty guidelines. If you do not qualify for a
discount based on the guidelines but still need assistance please contact Erin Bevington, we will be happy to work with you.
We also ask that all parents/families that are able to participate in the
scholarship program assist during the year with 1-2 fundraising activities that
help keep the program affordable to all of our participants, and provide a minimum
of 4 volunteer hours per 12 week session. We will provide a discount form at your request during the initial
evaluation along with a list of volunteer activities for your review (these
will include activities that can be completed at the barn or at home).
HETRA has also instituted a discounted
services plan for those that help to raise funds for HETRA or those that
volunteer for HETRA. We do have a list
of other community resources that may assist with the cost of the program for
your participants. We do ask that you follow
up with these resources if you are in need of discounted services or a scholarship first and if you are denied at this level then we will assist you
through the HETRA scholarship program.
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 us at (402) 359-8830.