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Red Hills Celebrates 20 Years!

20 years ago…

The year 1998.

The place Tallahassee, Florida.

The event The Red Hills Horse Trials.

That is how we began, and as we celebrate the 20th anniversary of what has grown into a destination event on the international eventing competition calendar we look back and thank all who have been a part of this tremendous growth and …

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Cross-Country Courses Re-designed, New Coffin Jump Added

Red Hills runs only once a year, but work goes on year-round. There is a beautiful new coffin jump on the courses for 2018. The photos are from raw ground to finished product. Zoysia sod was rolled on the raw dirt to make the take-offs and landings ride beautifully. Course builder Tyson Rementer makes this prep look easy.

 

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Clydesdales

The Clydesdales attended in 2017

The iconic eight-horse hitch and Clyde the spotted dog attended the 2017 Red Hills International Horse Trials March 10 and 11, 2017.  The horse drawn beer wagon and team made a public appearance during the cross country phase of competition, making a two-mile journey through Elinor Klapp-Phipps Park. Here are a few facts about the …

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Etiquette 101

As a Spectator: Horses don’t see color, so I’d drop the line about loud, attention-getting colors. Mentioning flappin clothing or loud jewelry are good tips.

  1. No sudden movements or running

Many factors go into why horses are so easily startled. One is the placement of their eyes on the sides of their head. They have blind spots – areas that …

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Getting Ready for Red Hills

The Red Hills International Horse Trials are just around the corner and a small army of volunteers is already hard at work. Today was a beautiful day and the park was visited by hikers, bikers, and runners, while a handful of paint brush toting volunteers were going about their business.  Most of the cross country jumps that you will see …

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Equestrian Etiquette 101

Like any sport, equestrian has its own etiquette and subtle rules to be aware of as a spectator. For any type of horseback riding, the etiquette is even more critical to know about since safety is at stake due to the prey instincts of horses. Following these guidelines is necessary in order to avoid spooking the horses and causing any …

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The Clydesdales are coming!

The iconic eight-horse hitch and Clyde the spotted dog will attend the 2017 Red Hills International Horse Trials March 10 and 11.  The horse drawn beer wagon and team will make a public appearance during the cross country phase of competition on Saturday making a two-mile journey through Elinor Klapp-Phipps Park. Here are a few factoids about the Clydesdales:

  • Each
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Thoroughbred Incentive Program (TIP)

For over 120 years The Jockey Club has pursued its mission to improve Thoroughbred breeding and racing and maintain the integrity of the breed in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico through administration of The American Stud Book.

More recently, The Jockey Club announced the Thoroughbred Incentive Program, or TIP, to encourage the retraining of Thoroughbreds into other disciplines when …

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The Food Court

Mike Bonfonti blogs for Sweet Tea & Bourbon, a restaurant blog.  He wrote recently about his visit to the Food Court at the 2016 Red Hills International Horse Trials and had this to say:

“Watching expert riders navigate their horses over the cross country course at Red Hills Horse Trials as spectators is hard work, and as early afternoon …

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Volunteerism and Red Hills

Kaylin Staller likes snakes and alligators. She is knowledgeable about box turtles, gopher-tortoises, bobwhite quail, wild turkey and fox squirrels — to name a few species. During the 2016 Red Hills International Horse Trials Staller staffed an exhibitor booth for the Tall Timbers Research Station & Land Conservancy, answering inquiries about longleaf pine forests and discussing the benefits of prescribed …

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