Stormie Hale

About Stormie

Raised in the horse industry,

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Stormie spent her youth on the backs of ponies and horses, competing in her first  horse show at two-years old.

At the age of nine,

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she was getting special permission to enter the Jr. training level in three-day events, while simultaneously competing in dressage and h/j. 

As a teenager,

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Stormie qualified in dressage through 2nd level and qualified for the junior Olympics in three-day eventing. 

At the same time,

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 she was playing polo nationwide with her mother, American polo pioneer Sue Sally Hale. 

At 20 years old,

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she had attained a two-goal (mixed) rating in polo, the highest rating for women at the time.

Stormie began

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 teaching a group of her own riding students by the age of 21. 

By the time

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 she was 23, she was managing the family farm and polo club and playing polo professionally.

With her focus on polo

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Stormie spent the next 15 years competing with and against her mother Sue Sally and her sister Sunny including playing in the highest rated (9-goals mixed) women's tournament in the world.

Among many other

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tournament victories, Stormie was a member of the winning Empire Polo team in the historic 1st US Women's Open Polo Championship . 

Stormie began

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coaching at the collegiate level as the Head Polo Coach for the University of Southern California's Men's and Women's polo teams. A job she excelled at for more than seven years. 

After teaching and coaching

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polo for many years, Stormie was honored by the Robb Report as one of the top polo clinicians in the world.

Stormie then took

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some time away from polo to raise her two daughters, Victoria and Elizabeth with her high school sweetheart and husband Mike.

Stormie has had a 2-goal (mixed) outdoor and 3-goal (mixed) indoor polo rating for more than 35 years and has volunteered her time on several USPA committees over the past 17 years.

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