Chamounix Equestrian Center

Chamounix Equestrian Center

Work To Ride Horsemanship, Equine Sports and Education Program

Founded in 1994, Work to Ride (WTR) is a 501 c3, non-profit community-based prevention program that aids disadvantaged urban youth though constructive activities centered on horsemanship, equine sports and education. 

The program is housed at Chamounix Stables located in Fairmount Park, Philadelphia.  Your ongoing donations contribute to the success of the Work to Ride programs. Thank you.

2021 Summer Riding Camp is Booked Full

Nationally Acclaimed Horsemanship Program & Championship Polo Team

Work to Ride has achieved national recognition, including HBO Sports and newspaper feature stories.

Ralph Lauren Photo Shoot for Work To Ride Riders
Work to Ride Riders Model Ralph Lauren Clothing

Work to Ride is Nationally Recognized USA Program

Work To Ride programs and activities are designed to explore new ways of engaging youth in significant educational, social and cultural experiences that are otherwise unavailable. The youth build relationships and develop problem-solving skills through spirited teamwork and cooperation.

We offer a variety of affordable and fun ways for children and young people to learn more about a working farm, horses and riding, such as Discovery Days, Horseback Riding Lessons and Summer Camp.

Crossing the Line: A Fearless Team of Brothers and the Sport That Changed Their Lives Forever

Crossing The Line by Kareem Rosser

BBC Podcast Interview with Kareem Rosser: ‘Horses saved my life’ – how a boy from West Philly made polo history

Interview on NBC’s Today Show, Feb. 11

Kareem Rosser, 28, has written a book about how the Work to Ride program at Fairmount Park in Philadelphia led him to become a polo star. He writes about his experience in his book, “Crossing the Line.”

How to Order

We would like to recommend you purchase your book(s) “Crossing the Line”  by Kareem Rosser from Harriet’s Bookshop. She is a black female Philly local independent book seller that we would like to support. Thank you and happy reading!

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Capital Campaign Drive

Accepting Capital Improvements Fund Donations

In 2019 Work To Ride embarked upon a Facility Capital Campaign to raise the funding to expand it’s youth programming. Facility improvements include renovations to the existing stables, the Chamounix Equestrian Center, and a New Indoor Equestrian Arena.

March 5, 2020: Huge polo arena coming to Fairmount Park in expansion of Work to Ride program; “The new arena will be 45,000 square feet and, according to a presentation made to the Philadelphia Art Commission, will require no city or state funding.” — Source: WHYY, PBS Philadelphia

View: Architectural Renderings

Architect Drawing

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