Shariah Harris was First Black Woman To Ride In U.S. Polo’s Highest League
Shariah started riding at age 8, when her mom took a wrong turn in the park and ended up at the riding stables. The family had stumbled upon the Work-to-Ride program — a nonprofit organization in Philadelphia that is dedicated to exposing at-risk youth to equestrian activities.
Riding and Polo became a passion for Shariah. She worked hard and played hard over the years, and she earned herself a scholarship to Cornell University where she led the polo team to the national finals.
Shariah Harris was named the U.S. Polo Association’s National Interscholastic Player of the Year as a senior in high school. One year later, at age 19, she became the first Black woman to play in a top-tier polo tournament.
Today we honor Shariah, She Made History and is inspiring young Black riders everywhere.
Links for Learning:
Work to Ride Success Story Shariah Harris
Joins Cornell Class of 2020 – East Coast Equestrian
Shariah Harris – Women of Polo