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Ride to the Olympics & Morehouse Polo Club

The Ride to the Olympics foundation has partnered with historic Morehouse College to create the first ever HBCU polo team.

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Ride to the Olympics & Morehouse Polo Club

The Ride to the Olympics foundation has partnered with historic Morehouse College to create the first ever HBCU polo team.

Founded upon the principle of providing opportunities to underrepresented youth, the Ride to the Olympics foundation has solidified itself as a historical catalyst with the creation of the first ever HBCU polo team at Morehouse College. The team is currently comprised of freshmen at the college, most of which have little to no polo experience. It is this partnership’s aim to develop once inexperienced players into internationally competitive players. The team has already begun practice with hopes to be competition ready in a year’s time.

The establishment of the Morehouse Polo Club is a historical achievement not just for all involved parties, but for the agenda of global diversity and inclusion in equestrian sports. Since the inception of equestrian sports, it has been an area of athletics inaccessible to people of color. With the induction of the Morehouse Polo Club and all subsequent HBCU polo teams, the archetype of equestrian exclusivity will soon be dismantled.

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