Ann Fox Olivier Reid, 90, equestrienne, horse trainer

February 13, 2003

Ann Fox Olivier Reid, a former Harford County equestrienne, died of a heart attack Monday at her Bel Air home. She was 90.

Born in Baltimore, she was the daughter of Stuart Olivier, who owned the old Baltimore News, a daily afternoon paper, from 1915 to 1917.

Educated by tutors, she was raised on her family's Timonium estate, Five Farms, now the Baltimore Country Club, and at an apartment house her father built at Wyndhurst Avenue and North Charles Street in Baltimore.

For many years, she trained thoroughbred horses at her Cubs Run Farm near Jarrettsville and rode with members of the Elkridge-Harford Hunt Club.

Her husband of 36 years, Paul Denning Reid, an Army sergeant and rider, died in 1972.

Plans for services were incomplete.

Survivors include a son, Michael Reid of Calgary, Alberta; three daughters, Sarah "Sally" Reid of Delray Beach, Fla., Marilyn Reid of Baltimore and Ann Fox Mechling of Chesapeake City; four grandchildren; and two great-granddaughters.

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