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April 22, 2011

Kristi Nunnink

Kristi Nunnink and R-Star. Photo by Kat Netzler.

Stats: age 49, Auburn, Calif.

R-Star: gr. m., 16.2 hands, 10 years, U.S.-bred Holsteiner (Riverman—Marisol), owned by rider.

This pair was 10th at the 2009 Fair Hill CCI*** (Md.) and fourth in the 2010 Galway Downs CCI*** (Calif.). Last year, they also finished eighth in the CIC*** at The Event At Rebecca Farm (Mont.) and fifth in the CIC*** at Galway Downs (Calif.). This spring, they were 12th in a division of advanced at Twin Rivers (Calif.) and seventh at advanced at Southern Pines II (N.C.).

Jimmy's Prediction: “Rosie” is phenomenally talented and brimming with personality. They surprised me last year by not finishing, and I am sure that with the benefit of an additional year’s work at this level, they will do well here this year. They will have a few time faults cross-country, but they will make the jumps look easy.

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