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.

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

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.

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.

The 2019 Work to Ride Annual Polo Classic Garden Party Fundraiser is September 14

Work to Ride Brochure Page

Fundraiser Information and Forms

Donations being accepted now for food, flowers, auction items, vendors, and more.
Volunteers are always welcome.

Summer Camp

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.

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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.

Riders and horses in water.

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Riding Lessons

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.

More information and forms.