aka A. Jones
It wasn’t her fault. She fell in love with the sport when she was just eleven years old, watching men ride horses up and down a 300 yard field near her family’s California home, chasing a wooden ball, (known in India as a pulu), striking it hard with their mallets, “flying in thunder, scoring in dust”. Already a skilled equestrian, she plead with the players until they let her practice. Then she played scrimmages. And then, finally, she got herself invited to ride a match… with only one catch. The “Sport of Kings” wasn’t open to women. So, Sue Sally Hale became the moustached (and eventually famous) A. Jones, playing formidably for a full twenty years before she was accepted as the first female member of the US Polo Association. Resilient, tough, flexible.... this is her shirt.