American Polo Pioneer


Sue Sally Hale

The Sue Sally Hale (SSH) Polo Foundation is honored to share a collection of work from artist and American polo pioneer Sue Sally Hale.


     Throughout her life, Sue Sally worked with oil, pastels, pen, pencil, watercolor, and combinations of those, on a variety of media including canvas, paper, poster board, and interesting pieces of wood. Her subjects ranged from; animals in the wild to her personal animals, her friend's animals, scenes from her life as she lived it, and of course horses doing their sports; polo, dressage, jumping, steeplechase, racing, and broncs.    

     A native Californian, Sue Sally was born with a talent for art. As a very young girl, she immortalized polo games, horses, and players she watched at the Riviera Polo Club near her home in Pacific Palisades.  She went on to earn a BA in Illustration & Cartooning from San Fernando State College (Cal State Northridge) and followed that by attending the famed Chouinard Art Institute of Los Angeles.