Chamounix Equestrian Center
Chamounix Equestrian Center (formerly McCarthy Stable) was built in 1973 to house the then burgeoning mounted police force that patrolled the parks and streets of Philadelphia. In 1994 Work to Ride moved in as a fledgling non profit to serve at risk youth as well as provide affordable equine related programming to the community at large. Located on 3.5 acres and 1,400 acres of woodland and open space, CEC is a Fairmount Park treasure.
CEC offers programming all year round with a focus on beginning and intermediate riders. Our foundation philosophy is focused on the horse human relationship. Chamounix Equestrian Center is home to several wonderful programs that promote horsemanship and learning. A multi faceted facility, CEC offers a wide variety of programs: Riding Lessons, Summer Camp, Boarding, Work To Ride program , Equine Assisted Psychotherapy and Discovery Day programs. We have knowledgeable and conscientious staff to care for your horse. Our facility includes a 35 stall barn and offers riding lessons, summer camp, Discovery Day and the renowned Work to Ride program.
Work to Ride is a registered non profit in the state of Pennsylvania.
December is the month for giving
Help us make our $50,000 goal by January 1, 2015
Our shortfall is your oppportunity to really help the Work to Ride youth and our ponies. The Interscholastic Arena Polo season is underway and the kids are pumped and practicing hard. The outdoor arena is cold and the winds are whipping at 6:00 pm when the kids come nightly to exercise the polo ponies but their enthusiasm remains steadfast as they contemplate each upcoming game. "When is our next game ?" they say, or "Who is on their team? " or "Do you think we can win? " . The optimism is catchy and the opportunites make what we do so much fun so please donate now.