Stats: age 27, Gordonsville, Va.
Twizzel: b. g., 16.2 hands, 15 years, German-bred Westphalian (Argentinus—Lady Bed-ford, Senstitive), owned by Jim Wildasin.
This pair was third at the 2008 Fair Hill CCI*** (Md.) and in 2009 was seventh at the Jersey Fresh CCI*** (N.J.) and fifth in the Luhmühlen CCI**** (Germany). Last year, they were fourth in an advanced division at Chattahoochee Hills (Ga.). This spring, they placed second in a division of advanced at Red Hills (Fla.).
Jimmy’s Prediction: Will and Twizzel have the technical skills to place well, but Twizzel’s ability to make
the time over a long four-star course is unproven. Will is going to have to step on it to make the time. One of our future international stars, this will not be Will’s only visit to Rolex. He joins a lengthening list of future international stars that the USA can boast of; if this pair goes as well as I think they can, they should make the U.S. team selectors sit up and take notice. They will finish just inside the top 10.