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Philadelphia Urban Riding Academy Preserves Urban Black Cowboy’s Legacy, Shares Love of Horses

by Rebecca Walton/Phelps Media Group

Horses and city life—these two things are not often seen as synonymous, but for the founders of the Philadelphia

Urban Riding Academy, these are an ideal they strive toward every day. PURA was founded to preserve the life, legacy, and culture of Black urban cowboys in the city of Philadelphia. It was established by the producers and directors of the recent Concrete Cowboy movie, starring Idris Elba, to be aired on Netflix late spring of 2021. But its new mission is to create a home for children, teens, and adults to experience horses up close and personal in the city of Philadelphia.

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