RFJ Keeps Trekking


The Ride for Joy journey continues! With over three years of planning, constructing, building and collaborating with the Idaho Youth Ranch (IYR), we can officially say that we will be moving to our forever home in April, 2019.

Our roots are being planted at the Hands of Promise Campus in Caldwell where we will share an indoor arena, outdoor arena and barn with IYR. RFJ is honored to be a part of Hands of Promise and the amazing programming that is becoming available for youth and those in need in our community.

We are now working hard on our new, private office building thanks to the Laura Moore Cunningham Foundation. This generous donation has enabled RFJ to create our own office spaces, conference room, and storage area. The building will provide the highest level of confidentiality and independence for the program.

Both RFJ and IYR remain separate, independent non-profit organizations providing therapeutic equine activities in the great state of Idaho. RFJ offers equine assisted activities to the special needs and veterans communities through PATH Intl. (Professional Association of Therapeutic Riding), while IYR uses EAGALA (Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association) methods to serve Idaho’s most vulnerable youth such as children who have experienced trauma, pain, or abuse. Together, as two independent non-profit organizations, we will increase the number of lives changed in the state of Idaho.

Ride for Joy and Idaho Youth Ranch do not financially share or benefit from one another. However, through this collaboration, we enhance our professional reach and network to provide positive alternative therapies in the community.

The last several years brought many great memories at Cloud Nine River Ranch in Emmett, Idaho where RFJ currently holds activities, and we will be forever grateful for their support.

We are also thankful to you for being a part of our journey. You have made this exciting time possible. We are honored to have you as a part of the Ride for Joy Family.

From Our Hooves to Yours,

Ride for Joy (Two and Four Legged Staff and Volunteers)