Sunset “Sunny” Hale was born on December 30, 1968, in Carmel, and died on February 26, 2017, in Norman.
She was a professional polo player.
She one of the few women to play on pro teams consisting almost entirely of men.
Since 2000, Hale was on the winning team in the U.S. Open Polo Championship, becoming the first woman to do so.
At the time of the 2000 championship, Hale outranked 96 percent players in the world, including men.
Sunny had been described as “the most famous female polo player in the world,” Sunny was also been active in developing women’s polo.
She had been named the most valuable female polo player seven times, and has been called “the most influential person in where women’s polo is today.”
Her mother, Sue Sally Hale, competed as a polo player 1950s and ’60s disguised as a man.
She was inducted into the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame Fame in 2012.
She passed away from breast cancer complications.
Sunny Hale passed away at 48 years old.