Heather on Opera Groove
After a horrific accident earlier this winter it would hardly have been surprising if Heather Gillette had taken a few months off – in fact those were her doctor’s orders.However, having met Heather last summer in Montana at Rebecca Farm, and as anyone who knows her will agree, Heather is cut from some pretty special cloth and it was fairly clear she wasn’t going to sit around and feel sorry for herself. After bargaining with her doctor on the eve of her surgery and kitting herself out with a customised face mask a la Kobe Bryant, she’s not only back in the tack, but back on track to tackle Rolex this spring, and very kindly took a few minutes out of her flat work at Red Hills to stop and chat.
Heather rode Our Questionnaire into 9th place in the Open Intermediate, Opera Groove into 11th place in the Open Prelim, and pulled up G-Star after she was getting too strong across country. I want to thank Heather profusely for talking to us so openly about her accident and recovery, and wish her continued success and rapid healing. Thank you for reading and go Eventing!