A celebration of the lives of Sophie Coppedge Walker and Andres Rodriguez is being held at Double H Farm in Wellington, Florida.
The pair died on January 4 of injuries sustained in a car accident in Wellington.
A memorial service for Rodriguez was held at 1pm at Rancho Golden Point on January 8, and another celebration, for both Rodriguez, 31, and Walker, 30, was to be held at Double H Farm at 4pm.
Walker was born Sophie Coppedge, on April 10, 1985 in Boston, Massachusetts. She married Brian S.Walker of Wellington, Florida on September 29, 2012 in Lexington, Kentucky. The couple operated Woodside Farm and Sagamore Farm in Wellington and Lexington.
From an early age, Sophie was a passionate equestrian who had an accomplished career on both local and national amateur circuits. In more recent years, Sophie and Brian ran a successful barn for many loyal clients.
She was a popular figure on the east coast circuit, and enjoyed many successes.
Her family released a brief statement: “Sophie Walker was a loving wife, daughter, sister, and friend. She lit up any room she walked in. We are heartbroken at the loss of this wonderful person.”
Another tribute said: “Sophie was a vibrant young woman whose zest for life was boundless and contagious. She will be missed enormously by those whose lives she touched.”
Sophie is survived by her husband Brian S. Walker; her parents Roy F. Coppedge III and Susan Emerson Gordon; her stepfather Harley S. Gordon; her father-in-law David H. Walker and mother-in-law Corry T. Walker; her siblings Schuyler, Walker, Luke, and Peter Coppedge and Ian Gordon; her sisters-in-law Irene, Jill, and Antonella Coppedge; her nieces and nephews Phoebe and Luke Coppedge; Grace Coppedge; and Christopher, Thomas, and Roy Coppedge.
Those expressing their condolences are asked, in lieu of flowers, to consider a donation to Danny and Ron’s Rescue, a non-profit dedicated to saving dogs, or Sky’s the Limit Fund and designate Summit Achievement, a therapeutic wilderness program for adolescents.