Empowering People Through the Spirit of the Horse
HRET is passionately committed to empowering the lives of individuals with varied physical, emotional, cognitive, and social abilities through the spirit of the horse HRET offers a variety of skill appropriate classes meeting the needs of preschoolers on our ponies to independent riders on our program safe horses. We are an equine assisted activities and therapies (EAAT) program that provides horse and pony therapeutic riding and activities. Our classes are approximately an hour long and incorporate grooming and bonding time with horses or ponies in addition to riding.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
Our program cannot exist without your help. By volunteering, donating goods or services, or financially contributing, you are helping us expand our programs and increase the amount of riders we serve. We strive to accommodate every rider. Please help us reach our goal of being able to never turn anyone away! For many riders, cost can be a barrier- with your support and rider sponsorships, you can allow a rider to start and continue experiencing the empowerment of the horse.
Kopping Farm, is adjacent to hundreds of miles of scenic trails in the Palos Forest Preserves. During the summer, we are able to take advantage of these trails during some of our classes. Two indoor arenas and an illuminated competition-sized outdoor arena allow us to offer private, semi-private and group classes year-round. Kopping Farm plants and harvests crops along with housing many animal species, which offers a complete educational farming experience within minutes of Chicago. Come visit us and see the horses, ponies, mules, donkeys, cows, chickens, and even alpacas!!!