Red Hills Horse Trials Begin This Weekend in Tallahassee, FL
The first weekend in March is an exciting time for Tallahassee residents and for good reason! In addition to beautiful Spring weather in Tallahassee, FL making way for longer days, children are anxiously awaiting the arrival of spring break, and Tallahassee, FL equestrians prepare to host the Red Hills Horse Trials once again. The 2014 equestrian event occurs from March 6th through the 9th at Elinor Klapp-Phipps Park, and this year promises to be one of the most exciting since the trials began more than 15 years ago.
The Red Hill’s organizers will unveil a new 3,611 meter course that is creating a lot of buzz for both competitors and the spectators alike designed for increased visibility. The new obstacles are said to be one of the most challenging in the nation, and will be a test for both rider and horse. Dressage events begin early this year, on Thursday, and get ready for a beautiful finish on Sunday at 2 pm with the North Florida Paso Fino Horse Association’s Demonstration! This year, riders will be vying for a place on the US Equestrian Team that will compete in the 2014 World Equestrian Games in Normandy, France in August.
Bring the family out this weekend and enjoy everything the Trials have to offer. Ticket donations for a one day pass are $15.00 per adult and $30.00 per adult for a weekend pass, children 12 and under get in free. All proceeds benefit various non-profit organizations in Tallahassee that promote environmental awareness and education.
Between events, you can enjoy shopping at the “Avenue of Shops” featuring area vendors. Food trucks and other local restaurateurs will be there serving up a variety of delicious foods.
Grab your chairs, blankets etc. and head on over to the Hills (Directions to Red Hills Horse Trials).
2014 Red Hills Horse Trials Event Schedule
Thursday, March 6
8:00AM – CIC 3*, CIC 2*, and CIC 1* Dressage
Friday, March 7
8:00 AM — Advanced, Intermediate, Preliminary Divisions Dressage
11:00 AM — CIC 1*, CIC 2*, and CIC 3* Show Jumping
Sponsors’ Party in the Park, sponsored by Capital City Bank
Saturday, March 8
8:00 AM — Cross Country – All Divisions
6:00 PM — Awards Ceremonies for CIC Divisions
Sunday, March 9
8:00 AM — Red Hills Run
10:30 AM — Preliminary, Intermediate, Advanced Stadium Jumping
(Mounted Awards Ceremonies at the culmination of each Division)
All times for events below are approximate.
11:30 AM — Parading of the Live Oak Hounds
12:00 PM — Presentation of the Colors: Leon County Sheriff’s Office
12:15 PM — Mustang Makeover Demonstration
12:30 PM — Parade of Breeds
2:00 PM — North Florida Paso Fino Horse Association Demonstration
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