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. Watch the 17 minute HBO Sports video on your mobile device here.
- 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 Days, Horseback Riding Lessons and Summer Camp.
The 2019 Work to Ride Annual Polo Classic Garden Party Fundraiser is September 14
There are six, one week camp sessions to choose from. You can sign up for one, or all six. The Work Ride Summer Camp is open to all horse loving kids between the ages of 8 to 15 who want to learn about horses and how to ride. Daily activities include equine education, fun and a great foundation in horseback riding and care. Campers learn about safety, teamwork, responsibility, animal husbandry, barn management, and animal behavior. On Friday of each week parents are invited to watch (10AM or 2PM) their kids exhibit their skills on horseback.
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.
Work to Ride Equestrian Program offers public riding lessons for both adults and children from April through November. Winter lessons are held as weather permits.