Stormie spent her youth on the backs of ponies and horses, competing in her first horse show at two-years old.
she was getting special permission to enter the Jr. Training level in three-day events, while simultaneously competing in dressage and hunter/jumpers.
Stormie qualified in dressage through 2nd level and qualified for the junior Olympics in three-day eventing.
she was playing polo nationwide with her mother, American polo pioneer
Stormie had attained a two-goal outdoor (mixed) rating in polo, the highest rating for women at the time.
teaching a group of her own riding students at the age of 21.
she was 23, Stormie was managing the family farm and polo club and playing mixed and women's polo professionally.
she spent the next 15 years competing in polo tournaments for clients, and with and against her mother Sue Sally and her sister Sunny.
tournament victories, she was a member of the winning Empire Polo team in the historic 1st USPA US Women's Open Polo Championship .
became 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.
lessons and coaching polo teams for many years, she was honored by the Robb Report as one of the top polo clinicians in the world.
some time away from polo to raise her two daughters, Victoria and Elizabeth with her husband Mike.
the equestrian world, she brought along a successful group of A-level hunter/jumper students at the Pebble Beach Equestrian Center.
as Director of Operations for the Women's Championship Tournament (WCT), she helped it grow into the largest women's polo league in the world.
the WCT, for more than six years, as its Director of Operations, she worked to bring the American Polo Horse Association into existence.
Copyright © 2015 - 2022 Stormie Hale - All Rights Reserved.