Chamounix Equestrian Center
Work To Ride Horsemanship, Equine Sports and Education Program
Nationally Acclaimed Horsemanship Program & Championship Polo Team
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.
- 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.
The Work to Ride Experience
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.
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.
We invite you to explore the Work to Ride Program & History
The 2019 Work to Ride Annual Polo Classic Garden Party Fundraiser is September 14
Save the date - September 14, 2019
Held at the Tinicum Park Polo Club
Tickets go on sale in July.
Tournament at Garrison Forest School
Written by Marisol Jimenez
"It was the best day ever because I got the sportsmanship award for being the most helpful."
My name is Marisol Jimenez, I am in sixth grade and I participate in the Work to Ride program. Work to Ride was especially made for inner-city youths that are at risk in their neighborhood. Work to Ride is a place where children, like me, can express themselves while learning how to care and, eventually, ride horses. Work to Ride is a safe haven where kids don’t have to worry about being in danger, while they’re having fun, they can just come and relax!
Not very many children in a lifetime even get an opportunity to learn to ride. In fact, only about 1 out of about 35 children will learn to ride a horse. I am one of them.
Fun at Work to Ride
Summer Camp 2019
Week of June 17 (2) 1/2 day PM spots left
Week of June 24 – Full
Week of July 1 – Full
Week of July 8 – Full
Week of July 15 – Full
Week of July 22 – Full
Week of July 29 – Full
Week of August 5 – Full
We are so sorry if you are just visiting the site and realize that the camp is full. We typically post our registration form in February and camps are full by the end of March. Please check back with us early next year or email us to be added to the mailing list.
Horseback Riding Camp – June 25 to Aug 3th
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.