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Morehouse Polo Team Designated as U.S. Polo Association Member

The Morehouse College Polo Club has been officially declared a member of the United States Polo Association, an honor which makes the school the first historically Black institution to embrace a polo team.

The Morehouse club was co-founded in 2019 by Miguel Wilson, founder of Ride to the Olympics Foundation, with Morehouse students Rian Toussaint, Justin Wynn and Caleb Cherry serving as its first members.

“We would like to officially welcome Morehouse College to the family! Morehouse will be playing out of the Atlanta Regional Polo Center with Jolie Liston and Frankie Questel,” Amy Fraser, director of Intercollegiate/Interscholastic Polo, said in a letter addressed to Morehouse.

The idea originally of forming a polo club at Morehouse emanated from Cherry’s polo coach, who suggested that he start a team at the all-male school in Atlanta. Cherry, a veteran equestrian, had competed in dressage for 10 years before starting to play polo five years ago. He’s also the only player on the team with prior experience with horses.

Through Ride to the Olympics, students received scholarships that support their membership of the in the club — providing them access to horses, riding lessons and appropriate gear as well as allowing them to compete against both domestic and international polo teams.

 

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