Help FSURC Get Back In The saddle!


The Fletcher Street Urban Riding Club evolved from a century-long tradition of Urban Black Cowboys in the ‘City of Brotherly Love’ and one man’s commitment to provide horsemanship experience in the inner-city.

Our stable is located in the Strawberry Mansion neighborhood of North Philadelphia. The 501(c) (3) non-profit organization, founded by Ellis Ferrell (82 years young), remains true to its mission in producing an alternative to outdoor leisure activity to the community and engaging urban youth in equestrian sports while teaching life skills, instilling discipline and promoting academic excellence.

In recent years, Ellis has struggled to keep his vision alive due to the lack of funding, he uses his pension to care for the horses and his property on Fletcher Street. This hindering factor, is a dis-service to many children in the community. Ellis shares pride in children learning life lessons through the equestrian world, especially those children who have never had the opportunity to ride a horse. 

We need the community's help to ensure Fletcher Street Urban Riding Club has a place in the future of our city. 

All funds raised will go directly to the horses and future of the club!

Donations will be used for:
- Horse feed, hay, grooming / care supplies (So. Much. Hay.)
- Medical costs for our horse family (Ellis has rescued horses his entire life) 
- Transportation (horses in the back) 
- Building materials (repairs, wood for stalls / fences)
- Gardening supplies (new projects) 
- Documentary film project 100% filmed by Ellis and the club 
Please stay tuned, and reach out for questions and community building!
Our instagram is brand new: @fletcherstreeturbanridingclub - we will be posting all things FSURC there. 

Thank you for your generous support!

Ellis Ferrell and Fletcher Street Urban Riding Club



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  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 4 d
  • Maria Gustaferro 
    • $20 
    • 5 d
  • Grace Gustaferro 
    • $10 
    • 5 d
  • karyn olivier 
    • $100 
    • 11 d
  • erin besler 
    • $36 
    • 11 d
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Ellis Ferrell 
Philadelphia, PA
Fletcher Street Urban Riding Club 
Registered nonprofit
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