The Red Hills International Horse Trials and Trade Fair is an annual competition in the equestrian sport of Eventing, which takes place the second weekend in March in the gorgeous Elinor Klapp Phipps Park in Tallahassee. Sanctioned by the sport’s international and national governing bodies, The Federation Equestre International, the United States Equestrian Federation and the United States Eventing Association, Red Hills hosts competitors from across the United States, Central and South America, Europe and parts of Asia. Red Hills serves as a qualifying competition for competitors seeking a berth on their respective countries’ Olympic and World Equestrian Games teams.
Red Hills is more than a world-class event. It is a community event supported by nearly 600 volunteers, many of whom return year after year, working tirelessly to make Red Hills a fabulous competition and delightful experience for spectators. The event draws roughly 15,000 spectators to the park each year.
Red Hills Horse Trials, Inc., is a 501c 3 organization.
Red Hills Mission:
Conduct a nationally recognized Combined Training Event to:
- Increase awareness and educate the public to Eventing.
- Promote cooperation among horse enthusiasts.
- Educate the public and promote the concept of resource protection, land and greenspace preservation and land management.
- Raise funds to benefit non-profit organizations with compatible educational and environmental purposes.
Red Hills Horse Trials, Inc., has contributed upwards of $325,000 to the Tall Timbers Research Foundation and Friends of Our Parks since its inception in 1998.