KIPP DC Riding Team: Help Us Go Varsity!

Help the KIPP DC Riding Team grow to serve our high school students!
Lelac Almagor
419 Facebook Friends
Washington, D.C., District of Columbia
United States
1 Team Member

About Our Team

Since 2007, small groups of KIPP DC students have had the opportunity to learn to care for and ride horses, thanks to the support of KIPP DC, the Hideaway Horse Center, and Meadowbrook Stables. 

Our students learn independence, creative problem-solving, compassion, and teamwork. Riding Team gives them an opportunity to dream big... and to follow their dreams. 

It's Time To Grow

In the past, we have had to turn away many prospective riders due to lack of transportation and lack of resources. We didn't even have enough capacity to ensure our alumni could continue to ride in high school. But we're hoping to change all that!

We're exploring some new possibilities for next year: 

* Partnership with another host facility. 

* Reliable weekly transportation.

* Opportunity to compete as a KIPP DC team.

* Most exciting... a HIGH SCHOOL TEAM!!!!

Next Steps

Our small riding groups got by with donated equipment, volunteer drivers, and very limited funding. But taking our team to the next level will require a lot more gear... and a little more money. Here's how you can help!

* Got gently used breeches, jods, or paddock boots? Contact us via facebook. We'd love to take them off your hands. 

* Want to pick up a little treat for us? We can always, always use another pair of winter riding gloves. (: 

* If you'd like to donate money, we will use it to buy helmets, pay for gas, and create new opportunities for our students. 

* If you'd like to spread the word, LIKE us on facebook and send your friends to this page!

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  • $10USD
    Warm Winter Gloves

    One new pair of warm winter gloves for our riders. Thank you!

    1 claimed
  • $21USD
    Breakfast Before Practice

    One case of granola bars for hungry riders before Saturday morning practice. Thank you!

    1 claimed
  • $35USD
    Safety Helmet

    One adjustable safety helmet for our riders. (This is the one piece of equipment we always buy new!) Thank you!

    3 claimed
  • $45USD
    Dinner After Practice

    Pizza for a crew of hungry KIPPsters after Friday night practice. Thank you!

    3 claimed
  • $120USD
    Show Day!

    Trailering expenses and schooling show entry fees for one rider. Thank you for helping us compete as a team!

    4 claimed
  • $550USD
    Team Show Day!

    Trailering expenses and schooling show entry fees for our whole senior team. Thank you for making our goal a reality!

    0 claimed
  • $948USD
    Send A KIPPster To Camp!

    One week of overnight riding camp for one student... a once-in-a-lifetime adventure. Thank you!

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