All Abilities Camp
Jul
10
to Jul 12

All Abilities Camp

The annual All Abilities Camp at Ride for Joy (RFJ) offers youth of any ability the opportunity to spend time at the barn, learning horsemanship skills and connecting with others.  All children between the ages of 4 and 17 are welcome.

Daily activities include riding, arts and crafts, and stable management where participants may learn about horse care, different tack, or horse breeds and colors.  Special activities may include a visit from Idaho Therapy Dogs and water games.  

Contact hminer@rideforjoy.org for questions.

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Legends of Country Charity Concert
Aug
7
5:00 PM17:00

Legends of Country Charity Concert

Country music artist and record producer Aaron Tippin, Larry Stewart with Restless Heart, Ira Dean formally with Trick Pony and local Country music artists Sweet Briar will be putting on an explosive night of entertainment.

Join Us for a night filled with Live Music, Live Auction, Silent Auction, Food Vendors, and much more to raise money and awareness for Personal Ponies of Idaho, Ride for Joy, and the Kuna Optimist Football.

Click here to be directed to purchase page! 

*General $20 seating, you bring your own chair

 

 

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Ruck Up & Rebuild Retreat
May
18
to May 20

Ruck Up & Rebuild Retreat

R&R is designed for veterans to rejuvenate, connect with other veterans and community professionals, try new and healthy activities, and learn coping skills that can be used in everyday life.  This three day, two night event is free to veterans.  Meals and snacks will be provided.

Contact hminer@rideforjoy.org for more information.

Registration due by 1 May 2018.

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Volunteer Training
May
15
4:00 PM16:00

Volunteer Training

Interested in volunteering at RFJ?  Join others for volunteer training to get hands on preparation for side walking and other positions needed during lessons.  

Please review the Volunteer Handbook and complete a New Volunteer Application, if you have never volunteered before, or a Returning Volunteer Application, if you have volunteered previously.

Contact cindymcbride@rideforjoy.org with questions or to reserve a spot in training.

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May
3
5:30 PM17:30

Veteran Culture Training Back On!

The Veteran Culture Training has been rescheduled to May 3, 2018 at Eagle Nazarene Church, room 111.

This training is open to anyone who is interested in learning more about interacting with our military personnel, both at the barn and elsewhere in civilian life.  It is highly recommended for staff and volunteers who are or will be part of the RFJ Veterans Program.   Please email hminer@rideforjoy.org to RSVP.

George Nickel, a staff member at the Wyakin Warrior Foundation, will be presenting on military life and reintegration into civilian life post service.  Originally from Youngstown, Ohio, George began his military career in 1989. His service included active duty in the U.S. Army, the Idaho Air National Guard, and finally in the U.S. Army Reserves. Over the course of his assignments, George was been a mortar crew member in the light infantry, a parachute rigger, an air transportation journeyman, and a combat engineer.

His deployments included duty in Saudi Arabia and Oman in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and in Iraq clearing improvised explosive devices during Operation Iraqi Freedom. George also spent twelve years as a correctional sergeant with the Idaho Department of Correction.

Due to wounds received in Iraq, George sought a new career and began studies at Boise State University in 2010. As a Wyakin Warrior, George earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology in December, 2013, and subsequently earned his Master’s degree in Social Work from Northwest Nazarene University in 2016.

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3rd Annual Gala
Apr
28
6:00 PM18:00

3rd Annual Gala

A flashback in time to the Roaring Twenties! Feel free to attend in your best 1920's outfit to enjoy a night of celebration and fundraising with a silent and live auction, dinner, and entertainment. You don't want to miss this party.

All proceeds go towards Ride for Joy Therapeutic Riding Program benefiting equine assisted activities!

Single $65 - Couple $160 - Table of Eight $425

Tickets for sale at https://rideforjoy.maxgiving.com/

Contact christiking@rideforjoy.org with questions.

 

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Horse Expo
Apr
13
to Apr 15

Horse Expo

Join RFJ at the annual Horse Expo sponsored by the Idaho Horse Council, featuring live demonstrations, booths (including RFJ's!), and vendors all focused on the horse industry.

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Veterinary Clinic
Mar
10
1:30 PM13:30

Veterinary Clinic

Dr. Bean of Bean Veterinary Services will be teaching basic horse care including when to call the vet, colic, cuts and taking vital signs followed by Q&A.

Tickets are $25.  Lunch is included.  All proceeds will go directly to support programming at RFJ.

 

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Good Ol' Fashioned Barn Cleaning
Feb
26
12:00 PM12:00

Good Ol' Fashioned Barn Cleaning

Have a few hours to spare and want to get back to the barn?  Then join Staff at the barn for spring cleaning.  The plan is to tackle the day barn and clean tack in preparation for the start of Spring Session.  

Food and fun will be provided!

Contact cindymcbride@rideforjoy.org with questions.

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Volunteer Training
Feb
20
3:30 PM15:30

Volunteer Training

Interested in volunteering at RFJ?  Join others for volunteer training to get hands on preparation for side walking and other positions needed during lessons.  

Please review the Volunteer Handbook and complete a New Volunteer Application, if you have never volunteered before, or a Returning Volunteer Application, if you have volunteered previously.

Contact cindymcbride@rideforjoy.org with questions or to reserve a spot in training.

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Kick Off Party
Jan
27
6:00 PM18:00

Kick Off Party

Celebrate the successes of 2017 and learn what is to come in 2018. Enjoy appetizers and beverages as while RFJ honors the donors and volunteers that make the program possible. Espresso and hot beverages for sale to support Eagle River Coffee House.

Please RSVP by January 20th, 2018 be emailing laurenz@rideforjoy.org

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