Stats: age 38, Raleigh, N.C.
Last Monarch: b. g., 16 hands, 9 years, Thoroughbred (Benchmark—Alpine Queen), owned by rider and Chuck Hudspeth, Raleigh, N.C.
Last year, they finished 15th in the Dansko Fair Hill CCI*** (Md.), ninth in The Fork CIC*** (N.C.) and third in advanced divisions at Southern Pines (N.C.) and Five Points (N.C.). This spring, they finished fifth in an advanced division at Southern Pines, fourth at The Fork and sixth at Pine Top (Ga.).
Jimmy’s Prediction: Holly’s no stranger to the Horse Park. However, this horse is new here, and he’s a work in progress. He’s extremely talented, but Holly needs another year with him before she can place well. This is another combination that should come to hand in time for the Olympics two years from now.