Afternoon update: Colin was removed from life support earlier this afternoon after recovery was deemed impossible and when suitable organ recipients were found because Colin was an organ donor. More later.
Colin Davidson, a member of the USEF 2010 developing rider list and a competitor at Rolex 2010 with his horse Draco, was severely injured Sunday evening when his truck collided with a tree and rolled down an embankment near his apartment north of Charlottesville, VA. A local CBS Charlottesville news report explains that it was a single vehicle accident and that Colin was transported to UVa medical center. No other details are available about the crash, but the last official report lists Colin in critical condition.
Colin is a good personal friend and we have enjoyed competing on the golf course just as much as at events. I have always been impressed with Colin’s intelligence and he is just as capable of carrying on a conversation about James Joyce as he is about show jumping. It’s time to gather together and do some serious praying Eventing Nation.