Inaugural Philadelphia Polo Classic draws thousands to Fairmount Park

Philadelphia Polo Classic
The Inaugural Philadelphia Polo Classic was held Saturday, Sept. 24, in Fairmount Park.
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The Inaugural Philadelphia Polo Classic was a huge success, with thousands of spectators attending the event Saturday Sept. 24, at Edgely Field in East Fairmount Park.

There were two major matches on Saturday, with West Philly native Kareem Rosser—Philadelphia Polo Classic founder, polo champion and author—leading one team and his friend, Argentine polo player Nacho Figueras, leading the other.

All proceeds benefited Work to Ride, a nonprofit program founded by Lezlie Hiner that offers the sport to disadvantaged urban youth in Philadelphia.

Terry Buckman and Amy Buckman.
Gabrielle Ochoco, and Sabir Peele.
Fern Mallis, Catrena Wilson and Mickey Boardman.
Jill Kirshner, Nikki Donze, Fabieme Zangerle and Jennifer Frederick.
Aliya Crawford, Xochitl William and Jennifer Wells.
Nacho Figueras, Argentine polo player took part in the Inaugural Philadelphia Polo Classic Saturday September 24.
Floyd Hightie, III, Aurelia Johnson, Richard J. Prather and Marsha Husang.
Kareem Rosser, professional polo player, treasurer for Work to Ride, a nonprofit equestrian program for low-income youth in the city.
Nigel Richards and Nicole Cashman,, Cashman & Associates.
Eric Cortes, Rachel Ferguson, Angela Val and Farah Farag of Visit Philadelphia.
Mike Jerrick, Sheinelle Jones and Uche Ojeh.
Daymar Rosser, Jermaine Jenkins, Denethia Durgin and Amira Smith.