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February 21-23, 2014 – Thomson, GA
The 2014 Pine Top Spring Advanced Horse Trials

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]

September 20 – 22, 2013 – Unionville, PA
2013 Plantation Horse
Trials CIC ***
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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]


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Lessons, Clinics & Horses

Colleen Rutledge is an international 3-day event rider and excellent equestrian with an outstanding competition records. Colleen offers private and group lessons. Colleen’s students range from upper-level competitors to beginners going to their first event. Colleen is available for clinics at your facility or at Turnabout Farm.

For more info about lessons see the Lesson page, or for clinic dates see the Clinics section.


Official USEA Overall 2013 Leaderboard
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Colleen was ranked 20th in the top 50 riders for the Official USEA Overall 2013 Leaderboard.


My Horse World Heroes, by Holly Covey,
Colleen Rutledge and Shiraz at Burghley – photo by Calina
“A hero is someone you really admire; a person whose strength, achievement, fortitude, outlook, or demeanor is above and beyond the ordinary. A hero to you might be someone who has saved lives, like first responders or doctors and nurses. … I think Colleen Rutledge is one of the most mentally focused and strongest eventers in not only the U.S., but the world.” [read full post]


Colleen Rutledge, Team Rider,
Mountain Horse USA
GOALS: To be the first rider EVER to complete five four-star three-day events on the same horse. So far we’ve done Rolex ’11, Burghley ’11, Luhmühlen ’12, Pau ’12, all four completed with no penalties! Now Shiraz and I are turning our sites to the Spring 2013 Badminton CCI4*(hopefully without excessive rain)! I’m also looking forward to the 2013 Jersey Fresh CCI2* with Covert Rights. On the personal side, I’d like to cut down my book consumption to an average of 1 per day!


Colleen talks about one of her favorite dressage bits
Myler Bits’ Eggbutt Comfort Snaffle



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