All Group Lessons are currently FULL.

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Welcome to Northwestern Stables, Inc. Our programs for children and adults include a year-round lesson program, summer day camp, a partnership with J.S. Jenks Academy Equine Program, Philadelphia Equine Chapter 4-H, Philadelphia Parks and REC field trips, and weekly community service with Crefeld School.

Fairmount Park

Our historical significance in the Wissahickon dates back to 1929. We operate the historic Northwestern Equestrian Facility (NWEF) at the north end of Forbidden Drive in beautiful Fairmount Park, near the Chestnut Hill area. NWEF is a Fairmount Park property operated by Northwestern Stables, Inc., a 501c3 nonprofit organization.

We partner with mushroom growers in Pennsylvania, Friends of the Wissahickon and other local organizations to protect and sustain the natural environment.

Please explore the links below to learn more about us, our programs and events.
We hope to see you at the barn!

Answers to Commonly Asked Questions

  • NWS focuses on group riding lessons.
  • NWS riders commit to multiple lessons to build skills.
  • NWS does not offer on-demand trail rides.
  • NWS does not offer one time riding experiences for either adults or children.
  • NWS riders must be at least 7 years old.
  • NWS does not have any horse boarding currently available.