They say it takes a village to raise a child – and in Brooke Bender’s case, one
of her caregivers is a pony named Tina.
Meet Brooke Bender
May 16, 2019
Everything from equestrian therapy to financial advice to camp options for individuals with special needs was found at the Lincolnway Special Recreation Association's 2019 Disability Fair.
January 30, 2019
It started five years ago with two ponies and a child with special needs. Today, it is a thriving facility with 10 horses and other animals that provide emotional support to young children and military veterans thanks to the efforts of local volunteers.
HRET riding high with volunteers
Dec 03, 2018
This was HRET’s third year attending the fall competition. Participants spanning from Chicago/Mt. Greenwood, Oak Lawn, Wheaton, LaGrange Park and Lemont joined together with performances, earning two gold, five silver and five bronze medals.
HRET team showcases skills at equestrian games
May 01, 2018
The staff and volunteers are chosen for their compassionate hearts and desire to serve people with all abilities and backgrounds. They undergo training to provide a safe, welcoming and helpful experience for all the participants.
Equestrian program seeks volunteers
Dec 05, 2017
The Holistic Riding Equestrian Therapy (HRET) team recently competed in style at the 2017 Special Olympics Fall Games at Bravehearts Theraputic Riding facility in Poplar Grove, Ill.