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Who We Are

The Ride for Joy Therapeutic Riding Program is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization that brings the joy – and many therapeutic benefits! – of horses to Treasure Valley individuals with special needs.

Ride for Joy is only possible with the help of the many generous donors who fund our operations, as the lesson fees cover only a very small fraction of our actual costs of providing services. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation today to help us continue this wonderful service.

Mission & Vision

Ride for Joy believes that individuals with limitations have a right to unlimited possibilities. We open up those possibilities by providing experiences that are safe, professional, compassionate and inspiring. We facilitate these experiences through equine riding programs, classes and camps.

Our vision is to become the Treasure Valley's premier center of excellence for Equine Assisted Activities and to embrace and celebrate our students, families, staff, volunteers, donors and the community as our partners in achieving this vision.

Ride for Joy is a
PATH International
Member Center.

What's New

It Takes A Village
Thank you to It Takes A Village for the fund raising opportunity. Take a look at our How To Donate page for more information and stop by It Takes A Village, located at 511 E. Karcher Rd. in Nampa.

Catch A Pony Rundraiser
Help us celebrate the coming of 2015 by participating in Ride for Joy’s Catch a Pony Race.

The Catch a Pony Race is an opportunity for our riders, staff, volunteers and friends to raise money in support of our program. Want to learn more? Check out the Catch A Pony Race.

Giving Tuesday, December 2nd
Thank you to all who supported Ride for Joy during #Giving Tuesday.

#Giving Tuesday is a national celebration of generosity! We have a day for thanks, two days for getting deals, and now, we have a day for giving back!

Thank you for supporting Ride for Joy. Together we change lives one ride at a time.


Powering Tomorrow Grant
Ride for Joy has the chance to win $1,500 through Idaho Power's Powering Tomorrow Grant. Please take a minute and vote for us. You can vote 10 times a day through January 23, 2015. Please click on the link below to go to Idaho Power's Grant Facebook page.

Thank You to the Laura Moore Cunningham Foundation
Ride for Joy sends a big thanks during the season of giving to the Laura Moore Cunningham Foundation for their generous donation. Contributions like this are what keep Ride for Joy's operations running.

Please consider making tax-deductible contribution of your own this holiday season. Donate here.

Winter Session is Beginning
Check out the Admissions page for applications and Calendar for scheduling.

Riding Through Recovery
Ride for Joy Therapeutic Riding Program now provides equine assisted activities to veterans and active duty service members in southwest Idaho and eastern Oregon who are seeking to improve their physical, mental and emotional well-being.

See Argos Run - Run for Joy!
Run for Joy will take place the first week of December. Support Ride for Joy as several teams participate in Run for Joy. You can still support their efforts by donating, just click the link below. Wishlist
Check out our Ride for Joy online can shop for yourself at Cafepress or Market America, or purchase an item for RJF off our all benifits Ride for Joy!

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