With the help of Emmy Adwers, for the 2003 winter season Dr. Parra purchased property and built a new equestrian center in Jupiter, Florida, which is just north of West Palm Beach and gives easy access to equestrian activities at Wellington and Loxahatchee. "It's a top quality facility. It’s very, very pretty and very quiet," said Dr. Parra. "We’re looking forward to enjoying many winters under our covered arena."
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Last year Ann Guptill and her husband Ed Iarusso became the proud parents of Nicholas John, or “Nick”. “Things in life are never the same after a child is born into the family!” exclaimed Ann. “However, I am able to continue my work very much the same as before. I have a terrific nanny, Anita, who is a rider, used to be our stable manager and has been a student of mine since we started Fox Ledge Farm in 1990.
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Already a successful rider, trainer and teacher, Ruth Hogan-Poulsen always looks ahead to a new challenge. While establishing herself in the mid-90s, she took up freestyle choreography and won Devon’s Intermediare I Freestyle the following year. Continuing to expand her training barn every year, she now has another new business adventure on the horizon – Dressage Test Tutors, a 3-volume audiocassette series for use both on and off the horse. “Test Tutors are a fabulous tool for those of us who have to work on our own much of the time… They’re terrific!” agrees Jane Savoie, Olympic Alternate.
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