Stats: age 37, Scottsville, Va.
Tipperary Liadhnan: gr. g., 17 hands, 14 years, Irish-bred Irish Draught (Fast Silver—Gypsy Star), owned by rider.
This pair was fifth at the 2008 Rolex Kentucky CCI**** and 24th there in 2010. Last year, they also placed fourth at the 2010 Bromont CCI*** (Que.), were second in a division of advanced at Richland Park (Mich.), and were fourth in the advanced at the Land Rover USEA American Eventing Championships (Ga.). This spring, they placed third in a division of intermediate at Pine Top Winter II (Ga.).
Jimmy's Prediction: “Paddy” had a heartbreaking year in 2010 with Kim. To make matters worse, their efforts this spring have been hampered by Kim’s recent unfortunate falls with other horses. This has certainly affected their preparation. We can only wait, cross our fingers, and hope that Kim has finally produced a worthy successor to Winsome Adante.