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 h/j.
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 Sue Sally Hale.
she had attained a two-goal (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, she was managing the family farm and polo club and playing mixed and women's polo professionally.
Stormie 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, Stormie was a member of the winning Empire Polo team in the historic 1st US Women's Open Polo Championship .
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.
lessons and coaching polo teams for many years, Stormie 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 high school sweetheart and husband Mike.
the equestrian world, she brought along a successful group of A-level hunter/jumper students at the Pebble Beach Equestrian Center.
Stormie took a job with the newly formed Women's Championship Tournament (WCT) and working as the Director of Operations, helped it grow into the largest women's polo league in the world.
she worked alongside Sunny Hale to bring the American Polo Horse Association into existence.
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