-- 2015 --
February 06, 2015 – Aiken, SC
We are excited to announce Colleen’s acceptance into the 2015 Thoroughbred Makeover from the Retired Racehorse Project (RRP).
Competing for over $100,000 in cash and prizes to the top placed horses in 10 equestrian disciplines, Colleen will be participating with two 5-year-old geldings owned by Pat Dale of Three Plain Bays in Conowingo, MD.
January 14, 2105 - Aiken, SC
The 2015 Season Begins
2015 is here, and Colleen is in Aiken, SC, for the season. Stabled off of Green Hill Road, she and head girl, Alex Ambelang, shipped 10 horses down with them this past week.
Among the cast of characters is 4* phenom Shiraz, Colleen's homebred superstar Covert Rights (CR) and the most recent addition, OTTB Iron Willed, whom she is riding for Pat Dale of Three Plain Bays Farm.
On tap first, Colleen is participating as a demo rider aboard CR in the Instructors’ Certification Program (ICP) with British Olympian Chris Bartle on Jan. 19 & 20 in Ocala, FL. “Chris has coached some of the best riders and horses in the world, and this is a phenomenal opportunity to not just experience his teaching, but to get his evaluation of CR and me personally.”
Colleen is gearing up to run Advanced at Pine Top (Thomson, GA, Feb. 19-22) with Shiraz, Covert Rights and Escot 6, who is making his Advanced debut. Shiraz and Covert Rights will contest the CIC3* at Carolina (Raeford, NC, March 19-22) with Escot 6 having another run at Advanced and then, hopefully, all three in the CIC3* at The Fork (Norwood NC, April 1-5).
And if all this isn’t enough, Colleen is also planning on running back to Maryland most Mondays for family time and to teach her students at the farm. She is also available for lessons for those in Aiken. Call her at 240-674-0327 to schedule.
-- 2014 --
February 21-23, 2014 - Thomson, GA2014 Pine Top Spring Advanced HT
Colleen finished eight on her 7-year-old homebred Covert Rights in Advanced division at Pine Top. Colleen and Shiraz (Luke) finished tenth in the same division. Colleen also competed Roulette in Open Preliminary division. They were placed 14th. Good luck in new season! [results]
-- 2013 --
September 20 – 22, 2013 – Unionville, PA
2013 Plantation Horse Trials CIC *** Colleen competed Covert Rights (CR) in the Plantation Fields CIC 3*. They went double clear in a very hard Cross Country course and finished in top ten, placing 9th. Congratulations! [VIDEOS] [results]
August 22- 25, 2013 - Richland, MIThe 2013 Richland Park CIC*** Horse Trials
Colleen finished fourth on her 7-year-old homebred Covert Rights in his first CIC3* at Richland Park. CONGRATULATIONS! Colleen also competed Roulette in Training division. They were placed 4th on their dressage score of 30. [results] [videos]
Dressage Day: Colleen and Covert Rights in there first 3* are sitting in 11th place just 6.7 points out of first. They scored a 48.50 in dressage. From Jenni Autry from Eventing Nation [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PpDgfBWQa38&w=300&h=199]
Stadium Jumping: Colleen and Covert Rights went double clear in show jumping and moved from 11th place to 6th. Go Colleen and CR! [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKFJHJWUsEg&w=300&h=199]
Cross Country: Colleen and Covert Rights jumped clear around a very big cross-country course. Colleen says: " ...she is thrilled with CR this weekend he stepped up and did everything she asked."
September 14-15, 2013 - Montgomery County, MDThe 2013 Seneca Valley Horse Trials, Website Colleen successfully competed 5 horse at Seneca. She took second place with Hidden Agenda and a third place with Roulette in the Training Division. Hidden Agenda scored wonderfully in dressage, 28.60. Colleen rode Sirens Call in the Preliminary division and they finished in 9th place. Two horses, Capital Flight and Tempest, went in Novice division, and did well. They took 12th and 8th places. [results]
July 6-7, 2013 – Adamstown, MarylandThe Maryland H.T. at Loch Moy Farm I, Website Colleen rode five horses at the Maryland Horse Trials: Roulette and Hidden Agenda in the Training Division, Sirens Call in Preliminary Division, and Capital Flight in Novice Division. Declan, The Stallion, competed in his first recognized event in Beginner Novice. [results] [videos, Recent Uploads]
June 30, 2013 - ALLENTOWN, NJHorse park of New Jersey Horse Trials # 1 | Advanced, Website CONGRATULATIONS to Colleen and Covert Rights who finished in a first place in the Advanced division at Horse park of New Jersey Horse Trials. Colleen and CR moved steadily up the ranks after their third placed dressage round with a one rail down in stadium and clean cross-country. [ results | Internview with Horse Junkies Uniteds Mary Bernier] | [videos]
May 9-12, 2013 – Horse Park of New Jersey, Alletown, NJ 2013 Jersey Fresh CCI** and CCI***, Jersey Fresh WebsiteCongratulation to Colleen and Covert Rights with 3rd Place at 2013 Jersey Fresh CCI**! Colleen took Covert Rights to Jersey Fresh for the CCI**. Dressage result: Colleen and Covert Rights score 51.9. Colleen and Covert Rights finished the cross country and stadium jumping without a single jump penalty. They finished on 51.9 in third place. [youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BuFuv4wwQlo&w=300&h=199] [ results ]
May 02 - 06, 2013 - ENGLAND olleen completed The 2013 Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials and made history by becoming the first horse and rider combo to finish five different four stars. Congratulations!
The 2013 Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials
Colleen completed The 2013 Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials and made history by becoming the first horse and rider combo to finish five different four stars. [results]
Second Jog and Show Jumping Day 2013
April 19 - 21, 2013 - Elkton, MD2013 Fair Hill Horse Trials | T, P, I, A, CIC*/**/*** Colleen and Covert Rights finished in fifth place in the CIC 2* at Fairhill Horse Trials. Siren’s Call was placed 12th in Open Preliminary devision. Hidden Agenda got 17th place in the Open Training. [ results | more pictures]
June 8-9, 2013 –Unionville, PAPlantation Field Horse Trials, Website Colleen competed several horses during this Trials: Sirens Call and Abbie Gibbons horse Prima LGF in Open Prelim, Hidden Agenda in Training Horse division, and Roulette in Novice Horse division. All horses done well! [ results ]
February 22 - 24, 20132013 Pine Top Spring Advanced Horse Trials Past weekend Colleen competed on three horses in three different divisions and was placed 13th in every single one of them. Colleen and Shiraz scored a 39.1 in dressage which is a best score to date for them. They jumped double clear but accrued time penalties. Colleen was really happy with her horses this weekend. [results] [http://eventingnation.com/samanthalclark] [2013 Pine Top List of Divisions]
March 2013Colleens Shiraz (Luke)-Gave Me Goosbumps!, http://tackculture.com "There are quite a few perks that go with my job as a sales rep and one of them is spending time with some of the sponsored riders who represent the brands I sell. Last Friday, while I was wrapping up one of my final days in Aiken, I had the wonderful opportunity to visit with Colleen Rutledge,Toklat sponsored rider, and her horse Shiraz (“Luke”)." [read full post]
March 30-31, 2013 – Morven Park, VA2013 Morven Spring Horse TrialsSuccess at Morven! Congratulations with 1st and 2nd Places! Colleen rode Siren's Call in Preliminary devision (6th place), Hidden Agenda in Training devision (2nd place) and Roulette in Novice devision (1st place). [results]
March 22 - 24, 20132013 Southern Pines II Horse TrialsGo CR! Congratulations with 3rd Place in Intermediate! Colleen took 4 horses to Carolina Horse Park, NC. All 4 of Colleens horses went clear XC rounds. Shiraz (Luke) finished 18th in Advanced. [results]
April 14, 2013 – Turnabout Farm, MDColleen Rutledge’s Badminton fundraiser This weekend HJU guest blogger Bernadette Kilcer attended Colleen Rutledge’s Badminton fundraiser and met Luke (Shiraz)! [ read her post ]
April 4 - 7, 2013 – Norwood, NC2013 The Fork Horse Trials | International Horse Trials CIC** and CIC*** Collee and Covert Right (CR) were placed 11th in CIC** division. Shiraz (Luke) was placed 27th in CIC***. Colleen and 5 year old Roulette got second place in the young event horse competition.[ results | Samantha Clark's interview with Colleen at Fork]
Fall 2012Congratulations to June on the purchase of Gin Diamond!!!Gin Diamond (Gin) 1997 | 15.3 hand | solid build TB Gelding
Can Do It All
Gin is a cute mover and jumper; he can do it all, eventing Novice, schooling Training, auto changes, local hunters, used for lessons, trails.
October 25 - 28, 2012Colleen and Luke (Shiraz) at Pau CCI4*Eventing Nation, by Samantha L Clark: Colleen and Shiraz add another 4* notch to their belt /// Eventing Nation, by Kate Samuels: ... Colleen took down three rails, as well as having 4 time penalties for a total of 16 penalties to drop three places to 27th overall. /// Photo via the Uptown Eventing facebook page. Thank you for great photos!Pau Cross Country DayPau Showjumping /// Eventing Nation, by Visionaire: Colleen Rutledge and Shiraz continued their four-star XC domination with a clear round, adding 28 time and moving up 27 spots. /// Thank you to Colleen's groom, Lara Chance, we can read almost daily updates and see pictures (!) about their trip overseas (take a chance ...).
Read about changes on Pau cross-country course in "News from the ground : new course with new fences". You can also watch the cross country course with the app. Links to APP can be found at "Interactive Cross Country Courses".
FEI TV will translate Cross Country Phase LIVE from Pau on Saturday the 27th of October at 12:55 CET. Show Jumping phase LIVE from Pau on Sunday the 28th of October at 13:55 CET. (http://www.feitv.org/page/Live)
October 16, 2012Destination Pau! Blog Take a chance ... Colleen's groom, Lara Chance, wrote blog post about thier trip over the pond. "So for those of you that didn't already know, I received a once in a lifetime opportunity this fall when Colleen asked me to come to Pau and groom. I am fairly certain that it only took me 2.3 seconds to answer, YES!!!! So here I am instead of packing my bags to head to Fair Hill, I am sitting in France still not believing that I am here." [read full post]