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April 20, 2011

Tiana Coudray

Tiana Coudray and Ringwood Magister. Photo by Kat Netzler.

Stats: age 22, Ojai, Calif.

Ringwood Magister: gr. g., 17.1 hands, 10 years, Irish-bred Irish Sport Horse (Master Imp—Cloonkeen View, Carrabawn View), owned by rider and Jatial Inc.

In 2009, they were third at the Jersey Fresh CIC*** (N.J.) and eighth in the CIC*** at The Event At Rebecca Farm (Mont.). Last year, they won the CIC*** at Galway Downs (Calif.) and the CCI*** at Jersey Fresh before placing sixth at the Boekelo CCI*** (the Netherlands). This spring, they won a division of advanced horse trials at Twin Rivers (Calif.).

Jimmy's Prediction: Tiana and Ringwood Magister have had exactly the preparation season that I like for young stars to have. They have won at the advanced level, but they have also gotten a speeding ticket from the police for RWB. (“Riding While Blonde.”) Experience is what you get right after you need it, and Tiana is not one to repeat her mistakes. I am sure Tiana and Finian will rise to the occasion here, by placing in the top 10.

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