Stats: age 29, Blackstock, Ontario.
Manny: b. g., 16.2 hands, 11 years, Canadian-bred Thoroughbred cross (Franc Coeur—Lady Drumore), owned by rider.
In 2009, this pair completed both the Rolex Kentucky CCI**** and the Burghley CCI**** (England), and in 2010 they were 21st at Rolex Kentucky. This spring, they were third in a division of advanced at Poplar Place (Ga.).
Jimmy's Prediction: Diana’s greatest strength is possibly her greatest weakness. She is a wonderful horsewoman who believes in her horses. However, Manny has been a difficult project. It has taken all of Diana’s considerable tact and skill to produce him as a legitimate four-star horse. It is time for Manny to reward Diana for all of her hard work.