If you are a horse lover, you may be interested in reading the book “North Philadelphia Horses” by Erin Strauss. It is a fascinating look at the history of the North Philadelphia horse community and the stories of the people who trained the horses. The book is filled with interviews with Ron Tarver, Erin Divers, and Erin Brown. Read on to learn more. The author is a Philadelphia-based writer who is interested in the history of horses and the city’s diverse neighborhoods.
You’ve probably heard of Erin Brown, the Concrete Cowgirl, but did you know that she rides horses? She is a showman and horse trainer, and she’s passionate about helping people learn how to ride and care for horses. The two go hand-in-hand – she’s a trainer and also a stunt rider for Lorraine Toussaint, who plays the elusive Nessie. Her passion for horses started at a young age and she’s continued to grow with the organization.
PURA’s mission is to teach urban youth about horsemanship and the benefits of horse ownership, and is dedicated to supporting programs such as the 4-H Club and Cowboys Against Crime. The nonprofit is committed to educating urban youth about horsemanship, and Brown and Miller were working to expand their programming. But they faced a setback when they had to leave their old location because of gentrification.
A year ago, Erin Brown, a former equestrian, was teaching children at a local stable. She started by schooling her horses on football fields and then showed hunters throughout the mid-Atlantic. She had to beg her uncle to stop parking his stock trailer in front of her home, and she experienced racism in the horse world. Despite her experiences, she’s enthusiastic about the possibilities that her partnership with Philadelphia horses can bring.
As the Concrete Cowgirl, Erin Brown started her career at Fletcher Street Stables. She competed on the mid-Atlantic circuit for almost three decades. A graduate of W.B. Saul High School of Agricultural Sciences, she went on to complete her degree in Equine Science. Erin Brown is active in local riding programs and is a member of the USEF Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) External Thought Leaders Group. She also spent seven years in the Philadelphia Police Department’s Mounted Patrol Unit.
Erin Brown is an avid horsewoman from the Fletcher Street community. She rides in the Philadelphia Urban Riding Academy and competes on the Mid-Atlantic circuit. She is the executive director of the Philadelphia Urban Riding Academy. Erin Brown and the horses of Fletcher Street Stables are the epitome of Philadelphia’s diverse community. Whether you’re a professional or a beginner, there are classes for every skill level.
Ron Tarver has exhibited his photographs throughout the United States. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Pulitzer Prize for his series on violence in public schools in Philadelphia. His work is also included in private, corporate, and museum collections. Tarver has lectured and taught at various institutions, including Drury University, Perkins Center for the Arts, and the Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial. Listed below are just a few examples of his work.
While photographing drug culture in North Philadelphia in the early 1990s, Ron Tarver began looking for other subjects. The photographer became burned out working in the drug culture and wanted to do something that would lift his spirits. One day, he noticed a cowboy riding a horse at the park. He approached him and asked him if he could photograph him. He was a little intimidated at first, but eventually made the decision to work with the man.
The portraits in this collection are the work of Ron Tarver, a photojournalist who grew up in Oklahoma. His grandfather was a cowboy and the family owned a ranch in Fort Gibson, Oklahoma. However, Ron Tarver wanted to pursue other opportunities away from horses. In Philadelphia, he worked as a photojournalist for the Inquirer. His work was widely published, including photos of church buildings and star jump-ropers.
Another work by the photographer Ron Tarver, “The Black Cowboy in North Philadelphia,” features a single black rider against a huge Malcolm X mural. The photographs are part of a larger project on the Black cowboy experience in America, which includes a project on urban riding clubs. The Fletcher Street Urban Riding Club was recently featured in G. Neri’s young adult novel “Ghetto Cowboy.”
The program started with an article that went viral among horse lovers. It soon caught the attention of local horse farms. In the end, Divers was able to get supplies from other farms in the South and connect with the staff of Bartram’s Garden in Philadelphia, the oldest botanic garden in North America. Bartram’s Garden was built on the land of John Bartram, an 18th century botanist. It has expanded its programming to include community programming. As part of this program, the bartram’s garden decided to support Divers’ mentoring and traditional black cowboy traditions.
The foundation will raise funds for an official riding facility. Funds will be used to create more equestrian facilities and programs in the Philadelphia area. The goal of the program is to encourage diversity in the horse industry. It will also give local children a place to learn how to ride and be confident. And as long as the program is free, it will be a valuable resource for many local youth. The program is a great confidence booster, but it will also provide a place to exercise and socialize.
The program was filmed in Philadelphia. In addition to Diver’s story, she also tries to show the importance of being part of a community. Her film, “Concrete Cowboy,” was shot on the streets of the city’s neighborhoods, including Fletcher Street, where the horses live. The film shines a spotlight on Philadelphia’s century-old tradition of Black urban cowboys. It stars Collin McLaughlin, who plays Cole, a young man who is sent to live with an older black cowboy, Idris Elba.
The organization, PURA, is another example of the community-driven efforts to support horses. They started as a nonprofit organization and restored a historic part of Fletcher Street to a place where horsemen could meet. Now, they are able to offer a variety of riding disciplines, horsemanship, and the whole nine yards. They are a great resource for equestrian riding in the city.