I don't know if I'm the only one who thinks this way. But since I write this blog to chronicle my ever evolving perspective on the sport, I felt compelled to share that as of right now, I still think people who do Rolex are nutso. I thought this before I did eventing, I thought it when I competed at intro levels, and I think it now. We'll see how this changes. I used to think Novice looked like the jaws of hell, and now I think its "doable, but challenging." In fact, Prelim is my current "scary as hell" lower limit.
Sinead Halpin & Manoir de Carneville - Rolex 2011 XC
Sharon White and Rafferty's Rules: XC The Fork, Advanced B, April 2012
Amy Ruth Borun and Santa's Playboy CIC*** Jersey Fresh 2011
She is an amateur who started riding in her 20s (she's in her 40s now).