Stats: age 27, Califon, N.J.
Cavaldi: b. g., 15 years, 16.1 hands, Irish-bred Irish Sport Horse (Cavalier Royale—Catell, Cataldi) owned by the rider and Janet Schmolze, Morris Plains, N.J.
In 2007, they ran 31st at Rolex Kentucky and 30th at the Land Rover Burghley CCI**** (England). Last year, they finished eighth in the Dansko Fair Hill CCI*** (Md.) and sixth in the 20th Anniversary Cosequin Stuart CIC** (N.Y.). This spring, they placed third in an advanced at Pine Top (Ga.) and 11th at advanced at Southern Pines (N.C.).
Jimmy’s Prediction: This pair puzzles me. They’re extremely talented, but they have yet to be able to produce three good days in a row. If they could, they’d be stars. I hope that this year is their year.