Stats: age 36, Round Hill, Va.
High Patriot: ch. g., 16.3 hands, 12 years, U.S.-bred Oldenburg (Point Maker—Bird Aloft), owned by rider and Irish Oaks Farm, LLC, Middleburg, Va.
Last year, they finished second in the Jersey Fresh CIC*** (N.J.), fourth in the Bro-mont CCI*** (Que.), fifth at the Richland Park CIC*** and seventh at the Wits End CIC***-W (Ont.). This spring, they placed second in an intermediate division at Red Hills (Fla.), eighth at advanced at Southern Pines (N.C.) and ninth in the advanced at The Fork (N.C.).