A New Future for Piaffe Performance Farm in New Jersey
For Colombian Grand Prix dressage rider Dr. Cesar Parra, the year 2004 was so far an absolute apex in his professional career. Aboard the French Selle Français licensed breeding stallion Galant du Serein, Parra qualified for the 2004 Olympic Games at the Olympic assessment in Florida. He received the unique opportunity to compete at the CDIO Aachen -- the world's biggest and best dressage show -- in Germany in July. He entered the lion's den as new comer on the scene and left the show having stolen the hearts of the audience and making himself known amongst the international dressage elite. In August, he fulfilled a life time dream by showing Galant at the 2004 Olympics in Athens, Greece.
With the Hanoverian breeding stallion Pik L, Parra confirmed his small tour dominancy in the United States for the second, consecutive year, being the unbeatable combination at Intermediaire I level. Pik L and Parra put the icing on the cake by reigning supreme in the 2004 Dressage at Devon CDI Small Tour and becoming the high point champion of the weekend.
To wrap up a phenomenal year, Parra unveiled his newly built barn in Whitehouse Station, New Jersey, to his family, friends, international judges and trainers on September 12, 2004. Life couldn't get any better than that.
It was time for Eurodressage to take a peek at Parra's newly built farm and talk to him about his achievements of the past year, his visions on the future, and how Parra's life really is behind the scenes.