Spitfire Farm’s mission is to provide the South Florida equestrian community with a safe and nurturing environment for both horse and rider, by offering a premier boarding facility with a prize-winning training program.
Spitfire strives to maintain its three core values:
Meet the Founders:
Spitfire Farm is the true epitome of a family business, founded by Husband and Wife, Paul and Ejola Cook, who actively run the day to day operations of the farm.
Ejola Cook, an avid equestrian from age four is looking to marry her business acumen as a senior executive in a large company with her passion for horses. Since 2015 Mrs. Cook, has been a senior executive with Off Lease Only LLC, one of the largest privately owned Used Car Dealerships in the country. During her tenure she has held the roles of Vice President, Chief Administrator Officer, and is currently a Senior Vice President, and the Chief Legal Officer. During her time at Off Lease Only, Mrs. Cook has overseen the expansion and development of four of its dealerships including the design, construction, and openings. Mrs. Cook has also led the company in decisive victories in Court and implement compliance programs to protect the business in a consumer driven market. Mrs. Cook is also active in the industry as the Regional Vice President for the Florida Independent Dealer Association and has lobbied both in Tallahassee and Congress on behalf of Automotive Industry. Mrs. Cook has been recognized as a leader in the Independent Used Car Market, and as an attorney was named a Lawyer of Distinction in 2020, a Top-Rated Lawyer in 2021, and one of 2021 power lawyers in the New York Times. Mrs. Cook is also active in her community as the current chair for the Tamarac North Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce.
Paul Cook, is a person who makes ideas a reality. Mr. Cook started off at the young age of fifteen as a construction worker and very quickly learned the skill of looking at someone’s ideas on paper and making them a reality. Trained as a radio broadcaster, Mr. Cook spent over 11 years in the radio industry including as an on-air personality on 99.9 Kiss Country, the 12th largest market in the country. Looking for more, Mr. Cook joined the military in 2009. Sargent Cook began his military career as an aircraft structural mechanic working on the F-16 fighter jets, as a certified A&P mechanic which took him on a tour to Afghanistan. Upon his return he was transferred to the Public Affairs department with a focus on mass communication. Sargent Cook continues to be with the military as an Active Reservist stationed at the Homestead Air Force Base.
Mr. and Mrs. Cook are well versed in working as a team, having successfully run a restaurant on the West Coast of Scotland for their family’s vacation resort. Now they have continued that tradition with having their four children ages 15, 13, 10, and 7 work regularly at the farm as well.
Meet Our Head Trainer:
January Magee is the owner of Ascent Equestrian and our head trainer. Also, she is the head of our show team at Spitfire Farm. She has been a trainer for over 30 years and is an outstanding member of the South Florida equestrian community. She has taken riders from beginners to showing at the highest level in the country. Her training style allows riders to progress and be confident in their abilities. From importing horses internationally to showing at the most highly rated shows in the world, we are proud to have January Magee on our team.