Aside from her riding skills and the lovely horse, Colleen is a class act as a person, the kind one would want representing the country! Our reputation is not really that stellar on a personal level and needs some serious adjusting.
Wow. Looks like the insolent creature has actually owned most of her own horses, and even TRAINED them for the most part. The gall! Doesn't she know that the grant money is earmarked for those who already have wealthy owners to import Advanced horses and foot the bills?
Wow, Colleen and Shiraz had an impressive go. Woo-hoo!!!! Go girl go.
Thirdcharm, you hit the nail on the head and made it funny.
I read some blog comments somewhere and people were saying they thought she looked "pony clubbish" wearing the helmet, that the other riders in tophats looked so much better. Huh?!?! I think the exact opposite. Event horses look so different in their bodies that a rider in a helmet looks perfect on them. Very sporty, jmho!
I watched her at Rolex and thought, after seeing her jump so smoothly and competently through the Head of the Lake....immediately put down my backpack and whipped out my program to find out who the horse was....thought to myself, this is quite a talented animal, and Colleen is doing a whale of a job here... I even said something after XC to someone or may have even posted here about how cool she looked at the time....so it does not surprise me that she did this well at Burghley! I hope she has a great ride tomorrow and brings home a sound and happy horse to go on.