Stormie Hale

About Stormie

Raised in the horse industry,


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,


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,


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

At the same time,


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

At 20 years old,


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

Stormie began


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

By the time


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

With her focus on polo


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


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

Stormie began


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


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

Stormie then took


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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