Morehouse College just became the first Historically Black College & University (HBCU) to have a polo team.
The Morehouse Polo Club was started in 2019 by students Rian Toussaint, Justin Wynn, and Caleb Cherry, in partnership with Miguel Wilson, owner of the Ride To The Olympics Foundation, HBCU Buzz reports.
Cherry is an experienced equestrian and the only member of the club with prior experience. He competed in horse riding competitions for 10 years before picking up polo about 5 years ago. The idea to start the club on Morehouse’s campus actually came from Cherry’s polo coach.
Wilson’s Ride To The Olympics Foundation came on to help students receive scholarships based on their membership in the Morehouse Polo Club. The foundation also gives them access to horses, riding lessons and gear, and allows them to compete within the states and internationally.