The New Kings of Polo

Take eleven minutes out of your life to watch this short ESPN documentary on how a teenager from a deprived, crime-riddled West Philadelphia neighbourhood ended up being the US national schools polo champion and being asked to play for the Cornell University team. Ignore the trailer for the Hollywood film that bookends it and is …

Riding High

A short and beautiful fragment of film on riding horses in inner-city Philadelphia. Philly is also home to Work to Ride, an organization that fielded the winning team at the 2011 US Polo Association’s National Interscholastic Championship. Via Fugly Horse of the Day.

Team Up!

Work to Ride are an excellent Philadelphia-based organisation that has been providing “disadvantaged urban youth from Philadelphia with constructive activities centered around horsemanship, equine sports, and education” since 1994. The kids, aged 7–19, have taken to polo in a big way, and this week their team won the United States’ Polo Association’s National Interscholastic Championship. …