American Polo Pioneer


Sue Sally Hale

     Polo's Grande Dame is an inspirational story about living an unthinkable dream. Raised in Hollywood, California, the daughter of an Oscar nominated screen writer and a prima ballerina, Sue Sally Hale yearned to join a sport that was reserved for men only. With no predecessor and no path to follow, she repeatedly broke down barriers and shattered glass ceilings, blazing a trail that would impact the future of her greatest passion, polo.
      At times disguised as a boy, Sue Sally doggedly played polo when and where she was allowed, persevering when she was neither wanted nor accepted, her chosen sport certainly not prepared for her.  "Can't" was not a word allowed in her dictionary.  A force of nature to be reckoned with, she was driven to pursue her dream come hell or high water.  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 a legend.   

"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

"Wonderful, heartwarming, family friendly and inspirational story...highly recommended"  Amazon Customer

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