You can Help!

Prior to the pandemic, Northwestern Stables regularly hosted students in the equine program at our local Philadelphia public elementary school, the Jenks Academy for the Arts and Sciences.

The equine program students visit the barn throughout the year to get a tour, learn what horses eat and how they live, identify tack, and get hands-on experience in safe grooming. Their final visit culminates in a special “mounted” lesson, when each child rides a school horse while on a leadline.

Jenks students visiting the barn

Jenks students visiting the barn

These students are really enthusiastic and their excitement is palpable. But often, they aren’t able to follow up with group lessons or summer riding camp due to financial limitations.

As these students return to NWS, we’d like to be able to offer them and their families the ability to continue riding.

Your support will:

  • fund a school year’s worth of group riding lessons for students
  • provide spaces in summer riding camp

That means, the more you give, the more we can do! Any amount is welcome.

Please help a deserving child experience that special connection with a horse and donate today!

Donations can be made by:  

  • mailing a check with the subject line “Jenks Scholarship” to: Northwestern Stables, Inc., 120 Northwestern Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19118
  • using PayPal through the Donate button below. Under “Special Instructions”, please note “Jenks Scholarship”.


Northwestern Stables, Inc. is a registered 501c3 nonprofit and you can use our EIN (23-2865409) to claim the maximum tax deduction allowable by law. When giving, please check with your employer first. Your company may match gifts given to non profits like Northwestern Stables, Inc. and there could be an opportunity to double your gift through an employer match program. Your human resources department should have information on any existing program of this nature.