This is what a family photo of eventers looks like:
Colleen Rutledge, mom and 5* rider, competed last weekend at Fair Hill International on C Me Fly (20th in 3*) and one of the top event horses in America, her own Covert Rights (18th in 4* with one of the very few double clear show jumping rounds of the competition). And with Global Absolute, Colleen was 7th in the Young Event Horse championship for 5-year-olds.
And here she is, this week, with her two daughters Ciana and Cassie, ready for the Classic Three-Day Event trot-up at Waredaca Horse Trials on Thursday.
(I think no adult in the Rutledge household needs any sleep at all. And I do not want to see what their laundry pile looks like on Monday morning, either.)
Ciana, 11, is riding Daybreak in the Novice Classic Three-Day Event. Colleen is riding Castaway in the Training Classic, and Cassie, 17, is riding Connect The Dots in the Training Classic.
On Saturday, Colleen will lead off the Endurance Day competition at 8:30 a.m. in the Training division, with Cassie scheduled for a 9:18 a.m. start, and Ciana begins at 10 a.m. in the Novice division.
Good luck, ladies!
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