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.


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

Want to see what we have been up to? Check out the latest below

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 […]
State Line Tack is proud to bring you the inside scoop on riding programs that are working hare to bring access to horses to kids in urban areas. This month’s spotlight is on Philadelphia Urban Riding Academy. https://www.statelinetack.com/content/equestrian-diversity-project/pura/?srccode=PJSLT&utm_source=affiliate&utm_medium=referral%2F&source=pepperjam&publisherId=43737&clickId=3312264725
PURA and Concrete to Show Jumping  featured on Eqversify blog https://www.eqversify.com/blog/concretetoshowjumping-1

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