Below are some of the current community programs that we have running at Northwestern Stables. If you have an idea for a program, please contact us to discuss.
New Programs Underway
A recent visit from Big Brothers Big Sisters gave “littles” a chance to interact with our horses.
We are excited to preview a new initiative partnering with other area non-profits to share our special facility and passion for horses with more of the community. We have received much interest from potential partners and are currently in the planning process. Look for details soon!
The Philadelphia Department of Recreation (REC)
During the summer, REC day field trips are scheduled to give urban children an opportunity to get up close, and hands-on, with our horses. During their visit, children learn care of horses, including how to groom and pick their feet. This is a free program.
In 2013, NWS debuted a scholarship program targeted towards REC campers. Our first recipient will receive a free week of 2014 summer horseback riding camp for her winning entry on “Why I love horses”.
Boy Scouts of America
Working with local boy scout troops, projects are identified that would fulfill the requirements needed for earning the boys an Eagle Scout Badge. Past projects have included painting, building fence and gate enclosures, power washing structures, update our wash stalls and a bathroom remodel.