September 29 – 30, 2012 - Middleburg Horse Trails

2012 Middleburg Horse Trials

2012 Middleburg Horse Trials Colleen rode four horses at the 2012 Middleburg Horse Trials: Roulette, Quest and Hidden Agenda in Novice division and Siren’s Call in Training. This is one of the last event of the year for Colleen. On October 18-21 she will show Covert Rights at Fairhill, CIC**. After that Colleen will fly back to France to compete Luke (Shiraz)at 2012 Pau. [results]

October 4 – 7, 2012 - Morven Park

2012 Area II Intermediate Championships Colleen and Covert Rights were in a first place after Dressage (29.20) and Cross-Country. They pulled two rails in Showjumping and dropped down to second place. They have same final score as Holly Payne and Santino (37.20), who got first place. Holly Payne and Santino have closer to optimum time on XC. [results] [ video DRESSAGE] [ video XC, part 1] [ video XC, part 2] [ video SJ]

September 6, 2012 - Eventing Radio Show

Eventing Radio Episode 212

Colleen joins Samantha to co-host Eventing Radio Show Eventing Radio Episode 212 by Bit of Britain – The Burghley Burghley Burghley Edition ” … the iconic CCI**** takes over this week’s episode. Colleen Rutledge, who pinged around the massive Burghley cross country clear last year joins Samantha to co-host, Horse and Hound’s Pippa Roome has an in-depth review, and we have exclusive interviews with competitors Sinead Halpin, Bettina Hoy, Clayton Fredericks and Paul Tapner.” [listen now!]

05.14.12 - Eventing Nation Interview

Having achieved the nigh impossible feat of arriving in England with a sound horse ready to run for his life at the historic Badminton CCI****, Colleen and Shiraz are now twiddling their thumbs upon it's cancellation, and after much deliberation have decided to stay in England and reroute to the Luhmuhlen CCI**** in Germany in June. I was delighted to catch up with her at Aston le Walls.