Elite equestrians and horses from more than 28 states and 11 countries compete at Tallahassee’s Elinor Klapp-Phipps Park (4000 N. Meridian Road) March 8 -11 during the 20th annual Red Hills International Horse Trials.
The pounding of hooves and enthusiasm of 20,000 spectators charge the atmosphere as the trails test the partnership between horse and rider in three key areas: dressage, cross country and stadium jumping.
Red Hills previously introduced a new state-of-the-art cross-county course with more than 30 unique obstacles—easily rivaling any other course in the nation. Mixing things up this year, the courses will run in reverse order and new jumps and enhancements have been implemented to improve the horses’ footing and keep the trials challenging.
Celebrating its 20th anniversary, the trials will act as a major qualifying event for the World Equestrian Games, which takes place later this year in Tyron, North Carolina. This year marks the second time the World Equestrian Games have ever been held in the United States and top riders from around the world will hope to qualify during the Red Hills Trials.
Tickets range from $15 - $40. Children 12 and younger are admitted for free. The three-day event includes a food court, avenue of shops, saddler’s row, demonstrations and exhibits.
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For more information, call 850-580-4020 or go to http://www.rhht.org/.