Stats: age 28, Blackstock, Ont.
Manny: b. g., 16.2 hands, 10 years, Canadian-bred Thoroughbred-cross (Franc Coeur—Lady Drumore), owned by rider.
Last year, they completed Rolex Ken-tucky and the Land Rover Burghley CCI**** (England), as well as The Fork CIC*** (N.C.) and the Wits End CIC*** (Ont.). They also finished fifth in the Maui Jim CIC*** (Ill.). This spring at advanced they placed fourth at Poplar Place Farm (Ga.) and eighth at Pine Top (Ga.).
Jimmy’s Prediction: Diana continues to struggle with Manny’s exuberance in all three phases. I love Manny, however, he’s a 20th century horse in a 21st century sport. This struggle causes them to lose points, and they will finish well outside the top placings. However, her placing will not be an accurate measurement of her riding skills. I expect Diana to shine here in years to come when she has a 21st century horse.