Stormie Hale

Polo's Grande Dame

Polo's Grande Dame The Life & Times of American Polo Pioneer Sue Sally Hale by Stormie Hale

The Life & Times of American Polo Pioneer Sue Sally Hale

Follow the true life story of Sue Sally Hale (1937-2003) who is credited with breaking the gender barrier in American polo. Going where no woman had gone before, Sue Sally played Sunday polo with the men. At times disguising herself as a man, she persevered when she was neither wanted nor accepted, her chosen sport certainly not prepared for her. Overcoming all odds and with a passion for polo that guided and sustained her throughout her life, she lived incredible highs and debilitating lows. Through wealth, poverty, joy, heartbreak, discipline, sacrifice and hard work, Sue Sally Hale became "Polo's Grande Dame". This is an inspirational story about living an unthinkable dream.

"Penned by Hale’s daughter, Stormie Hale as a promise to her mother...the author takes readers inside of the sport, its rules, its customs, its players...a fascinating story of success, of realizing the American Dream and one that reminds us that purposeful persistence when well executed can yield rewards."  Diane Hensley

 "Lot's  of personal thoughts penned by Sue Sally Hale herself during her life are included and they add such a realistic touch to the book … and great  photos! A must read." Maria Layton