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.
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Watch the 2 minute spot featured on NBC Nightly News.

In the News

Life Lessons — and Much More — From Polo, Article in The Chronicle of Philanthropy, December 3, 2019

NBC News, October 12, 2019:

“The unlikely sport changing lives for Philadelphia kids — polo.” — Watch the 2 minute video.

BBC News October 17, 2019:

— Watch “From the inner city to the polo field” video.

Nationally Acclaimed Horsemanship Program & Championship Polo Team

Ralph Lauren Photo Shoot for Work To Ride Riders
Photo copyright Ralph Lauren. Article Game Changers, A BEHIND-THE-SCENES LOOK AT PHILADELPHIA’S INSPIRING WORK TO RIDE PROGRAM, ALONG WITH FOUR PLAYERS WHO HELPED LAUNCH IT TO NATIONAL ATTENTION

Nationally Recognized USA Program

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.

Watch the 17 minute HBO Sports video.

Proudly featured in Elle Magazine, Polo Ralph Lauren’s Latest Campaign Celebrates Black Equestrians
We are excited to be chosen as models for Ralph Lauren.

Read our story and see the beautiful photography of our riders and horses in Game Changers  by Maxwell Williams.

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 DaysHorseback Riding Lessons and Summer Camp.

Children's Hunt

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.

View Architectural Renderings

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The New Arena will allow Work To Ride to host visiting polo teams from across the nation.