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.
Nationally Acclaimed Horsemanship Program & Championship Polo Team
Work to Ride has achieved national recognition, including HBO Sports and newspaper feature stories. Get to know the Work to Ride story through media coverage.
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.
Work to Ride is Nationally Recognized USA Program
Summer Camp – The 2020 Summer Camp programs are open and filling up quickly. Review the openings and download registration forms to save your spot.
2020 Fundraiser – This year’s annual Polo Classic fundraiser scheduled for September 12, 2020 is on hold.
In the News
Review Updates to Riding Lessons policies and availability during COVID-19.
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.”
Feb. 18, 2020: Why I Play: Being black in polo– ESPN Video; “Philadelphia is home to an exclusive club sport that’s creating opportunities for black youths.”
Life Lessons — and Much More — From Polo, Article in The Chronicle of Philanthropy, December 3, 2019
October 12, 2019: “The unlikely sport changing lives for Philadelphia kids — polo.” — Watch the 2 minute video. NBC News
October 17, 2019: Watch “From the inner city to the polo field” video, BBC News
Proudly featured in Elle Magazine
We are excited to be chosen as models for Ralph Lauren. Read Polo Ralph Lauren’s Latest Campaign Celebrates Black Equestrians.
Read our story and see the beautiful photography of our riders and horses in Game Changers by Maxwell Williams.
Watch the 2 minute spot featured on NBC Nightly News.
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.
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An educational non-profit founded in 1994.Work to Ride Voice of America https://www.voanews.com/episode/confidence-compassion-and-connectivity-4177146