Sweet prizes awarded for kid & adult teams with most riders, most individual pledges raised, and best costumes! Ride camp now also includes fun games & a beer garden!


Sunday, May 20, 2018 from 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM MDT
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Eagle Foothills 
Aerie Ln
Eagle, ID 83616

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The Diabetes Ride 
208-891-1023 ext. 1 

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The 23rd Annual Diabetes Ride

Sunday, May 20, 2018
Eagle, Idaho

Welcome to the Diabetes Ride!
The Diabetes Ride is a pledged equestrian trail ride and walk that began in 1995 and has been running annually since that time. We hope you’ll plan to join us every year! The Diabetes Ride benefits Idaho Diabetes Youth Programs (dba Camp Hodia), a local nonprofit that since 1978 has been providing diabetes camps and programs for children and teens with type 1 diabetes.

Anyone may participate in this event. We encourage all of our participants to collect pledges for their ride and turn them in on the day of the ride. We often have riders that collect more than $500 in pledges—sometimes as much as several thousand dollars! Your gifts make it possible for Camp Hodia to serve all local children with diabetes, regardless of ability to pay. Read more about Camp Hodia/IDYP here www.hodia.org.

Register & Fund-Raise Online

  • Register above and use our new, simple, software to easily raise pledges online to reach more people. When you register online, you’ll be sent a personal fundraising page. This page will give you the opportunity to send emails to your family, friends and co-workers or post on social media, to help raise funds to reach your goal! (1 child at Hodia is $1,100 so that may be a great goal – for instance).

Ride Schedule:

9:00 am  – 11:00 am  Registration
12:00 pm                    BBQ, raffle & silent auction start
2:30 pm                      BBQ ends, and more fun beings. NEW in 2018: compete in fun games for sweet prizes!
3:30 pm                      NEW in 2018: Award Ceremony! 

 Day of the Ride

  • Bring your own horse trough and water.
  • Hopefully you've registered online. If not, late registration begins at 9:00 am at ride camp. After you have registered you will receive your safety orientation and ride instructions at the trail head.
  • For safety reasons and to relieve congestions, horses MAY NOT be in the registration area! Please leave your equine safely tethered to the trailer or car while you do your paperwork.
  • The first group of riders will leave at 9:00 am. Groups of riders will be allowed out of camp on staggered departure times. THIS IS NOT A SPEED OR TIMED EVENT! If you intend to ride you must begin by 12:00 pm and be finished by 2:30 pm to be eligible for raffle prizes.

During the Ride

The courses are clearly marked. The checkpoints and water/rest stations are conveniently located. Please observe all posted rules and instructions as outlined in this brochure and included in your registration packet. Racing or unsafe riding will not be tolerated on the course - careless riding will result in you being asked to leave the ride. Again, this is not a timed event!

A Bit More To Know...

Some Facts about Diabetes: 
Right now 10% of Americans, or 30 million people, have diabetes, including 88,000 in Idaho. More astonishing, however, is that about a third of these people don’t know it. What’s more, the Idaho Statesman reports that the CDC estimates that in the US today more than 2 million young people show signs of “pre-diabetes.” When left uncontrolled, diabetes leads to devastating complications — heart attack, stroke, blindness, kidney failure, nerve damage, amputations. But when individuals learn how to self-manage their diabetes and control their blood sugars, they cut their risk for complications in half. 

The Diabetes Ride: A volunteer effort: 
The Idaho Arabian Breeders Association and Southwest Idaho Trail and Distance Riders joined efforts 23 years ago to organize The Diabetes Ride. 

This unique event is a trail ride in the Eagle foothills attracting 200 – 350 riders every year. Riders can choose between a few trails that are on private property. Enjoy the trail ride, t-shirt, and a great BBQ after the ride. Many riders choose to fundraise rather than pay the entry fee to support more diabetic children. 

The Beneficiary: 
Proceeds from the event benefit Idaho Diabetes Youth Programs. Idaho Diabetes Youth Programs Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that sponsors camps and programs for local children and teens with type 1 diabetes.

Idaho Diabetes Youth Programs' camps are called Camp Hodia. Hodia comes from a combination of the words "idaHO DIAbetes" and is actually 5 separate camps for kids 4-18. The medical and program staff are dedicated to improving the lives of young people with diabetes. Hodia programs foster self-reliance and demonstrate that people need not be limited by diabetes. Teaching by example, their staff provides mentoring and support to these kids, teens and families regardless of ability to pay in a safe, healthy, and respectful environment. No child has been turned away from Hodia due to their family's inability to pay.