As a growing nationwide Kansas City based company, TRK Construction has had the privilege of building and working within many great communities across the country. A group within one of those communities reached out to us this fall in need of some renovations to a newly acquired facility.
The Heartland Equine Therapeutic Riding Academy or Hetra, utilizes therapy horses to work with children, adults, and veterans with disabilities such as cerebral palsy, spina bifida, muscular dystrophy, cystic fibrosis, brain tumors, head or spinal cord injuries, visual impairment, autism, developmental delays and strokes.
They utilize these specially trained horses to improve quality of life for their clients through activities such as Therapeutic Riding, Hippotherapy, and even Therapeutic Carriage Driving.
Hetra has now been in operation for over 25 years as a volunteer based 501C3 non-profit organization, and just recently relocated to a new location which will allow them to continue to grow and assist many more individuals in the years to come.
The new location just outside of Omaha in Gretna, NE has many nice facilities and a larger barn, however the barn had only one existing bathroom, and it was far from ADA accessible.
TRK Construction led this pro-bono volunteer based effort to renovate a pair of their underutilized horse stalls into a brand new pair of accessible bathrooms, aesthetically fit for the barn context. We are excited to share the photos with everyone!