Visiting Adjunct Professor Colleen Kelly first started her career in exercise physiology, nearly 40 years ago, culminating in a career that saw her lecture at Universities such as the University of Kentucky, Averett University, Asbury University, Virginia Tech, and Queensland University.
Colleen has trained many Olympic and Paralympic medallists and received a thank you award for teaching the London Metropolitan Police – the mounted escort to the Queen of England’s guards.
As the only judge ever to get 100% in the Judge’s exam, Colleen was invited to speak at the world’s most prestigious event – the World Equestrian Games – in Kentucky – the world’s highest honour.
But, Colleen started to see the horse industry cracking and cruelty getting worse – riders were not being punished for drugs, whips, spurs and mouths strapped so tight that one had it’s nose broken at an event. By now, Colleen was the world No. 1 in her field but she stopped teaching and abandoned the horse industry to write her explosive tell all novel “The Last Wild Horse“ as a whistle-blower on the cruelty she had personally seen behind the scenes at the very highest levels. Thendara Publishing November, 2018
Colleen’s breast cancer led to her retirement and the invention of her remarkable charity project Green Barcode Project a submission to the United Nations to end modern slavery. Colleen still speaks around the world on what we can do, personally, to end cruelty to horses.
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