Stats: age 26, Bodega, Calif.
Ballinakill Glory: b. m., 16.2 hands, 11 years, Irish-bred Irish Sport Horse (Mark Twain—Ballinakill Popsey), owned by James and Andrea Pfeiffer, Petaluma, Calif.
In 2008, they won the Dansko Fair Hill CCI** (Md.). Last year, they won the advanced at Woodside (Calif.) and The Event At Rebecca Farm CIC***-W (Mont.) and went on to represent the United States at the HSBC FEI World Cup Final (Poland), placing 16th. They also finished 17th at the Fair Hill CCI***. This spring, they were sixth in the intermediate/advanced at The Event At 3 Day Ranch (Calif.) and 10th at the Galway Downs CIC*** (Calif.).
Jimmy’s Prediction: I’ve not seen this pair compete this year. Their record suggests that they are ready to be at Rolex, but they’re not yet ready to be competitive here.