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.


Philadelphia Urban Riding Academy Launches “Fresh Start for Philly Youth” Fundraising Campaign

Wellington, Fla. – January 6, 2021 – The  Philadelphia Urban Riding Academy (PURA) is pleased to be launching a new fundraising campaign “Fresh Start for Philly Youth” with its partner Concrete to Show Jumping and Missy Clark of North Run 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.


A huge thank you to all of our sponsors for their commitment and support
of PURA’s mission and vision for the future.

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The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Action Plan outlines10 strategies to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in equestrian sport. These strategies seek to ensure a welcoming environment for people from under-represented and under-served communities, and evolve US Equestrian’s policies and practices to create a more inclusive […]

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