PURA holds several programs that support our mission and provide a safe space for students to learn about horses.

There are many ways to give back to the community and PURA is honored by your giving. Support our programs today.

Check out the many ways PURA gives back to the community of Philadelphia.

Ricky Staub, Dan Walser, Staci Hagenbaugh and Ryan Spak, the filmmakers behind Concrete Cowboy, starring Idris Elba and Caleb McLaughlin on Netflix are raising money to provide a permanent home for PURA through GoFundMe.

The Philadelphia Urban Riding Academy’s Erin Brown is featured on ABC ahead of the  Concrete Cowboy movie premiere.


PURA Launches “Fresh Start for Philly Youth” GoFundMe Ahead of Concrete Cowboy Movie Premiere

Philadelphia, Pa. – March 23, 2021 – The  Philadelphia Urban Riding Academy (PURA) is thrilled to launch the  “Fresh Start for Philly Youth” fundraising campaign through  GoFundMe to help raise money for its new facility in downtown Philadelphia.


To preserve and educate the public on the history and culture of Black urban cowboys in the City of Philadelphia through equine related activities and educational programs. 

A few programs we have in store…

PURA is an organization focused on creating opportunities and fostering positive experiences for all of its students. Check out some of our amazing programs below:


PURA students have to opportunity to learn Western and English riding disciplines from our experiences and qualified training staff.


PURA has collaborated with North Run to develop an incredible training program giving PURA students the opportunity to travel and train with top level trainers.

Junior Concrete cowboys and cowgirls

Valuing the importance of horsemanship and horsecare, PURA teaches students in the Junior program about horses in and out of the saddle.

Horse Clubs

These clubs were formed to address additional interests held by PURA students. Examples are 4-H Club and Cowboys against Crime.


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of PURA’s mission and vision for the future.

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The Latest from PURA

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For Wellington residents, the equestrian world seems like a way of life. Even if you are not a rider yourself, it is interlaced as a part of the community — seeing riders cross the road or gallop along a canal can be a daily occurrence. Where […]
Philadelphia boasts lots of traditions, from cheese steaks to Tastykakes, from the Dad Vail Regatta to the Reading Terminal Market. There is art and music and history—celebrated in world-class museums and concert venues. These traditions in aggregate offer a portrait of a city that is rich […]
Erin on a horse
Secretariat Sculptor Jocelyn Russell on the delivery of the Secretariat sculpture and her new life size animals. Our Black Reins Guest is Erin Brown, known as The Concrete Cowgirl, tells us about the Philadelphia Urban Riding Academy and the new USEF Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion External […]

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