American Polo Pioneer


Sue Sally Hale

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


     Throughout her life, she 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.