Flying Changes
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Saturday, 13 September 2014 04:22

Surprise Wedding for Donna Chopp & Joe Parker

Equine Insurance partners Donna Chopp and Joe Parker tied the knot at a quickly organized wedding Saturday, Aug. 2, right after the Giant Steps Charity Horse Show Gucci Gala at the Sonoma Horse Park. The ubiquitous equestrian pair has been engaged for two years.

While watching the $30,000 Equine Insurance Grand Prix, SHP chief Ashley Herman asked Donna and Joe when they were finally going to do the deed, and jokingly suggested they do it the following week at the Horse Park. When Haley Schwab rode a horse named Wedding Day to the Grand Prix win that afternoon, it seemed a fortuitous sign and Donna and Joe made hasty arrangements to follow-up on Ashley's offer. After hosting 500 guests for the Gucci Gala, the venue's VIP berm was already elegantly outfitted for the moment. The couple's friend Bitsa Freeman officiated as friends who were in on the plan witnessed the happy occasion.