Stats: age 32, Norwood, N.C.
Riddle Master: b. g., 16.1 hands, 10 years, Canadian-bred Bavarian Warmblood (Rodero—Legacy 3rd, Eyes To Rule), owned by Caroline Bazley.
This pair was ninth at the 2009 Fair Hill CCI*** (Md.) and second at the 2010 Bromont CCI*** (Que.), then represented Canada as individuals at the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games (Ky.). This spring, they were third in a division of advanced at Poplar Place (Ga.).
Jimmy’s Prediction: Rebecca Howard and Riddle Master must now be considered international veterans. Their dressage needs improvement, but Rebecca is a super horsewoman, and that will come with time. They will place outside the top 10 this year, but they could well be serious contenders here next year, and also when the Canadian Olympic team is chosen for London in 2012.