Tallahassee, Fla. – March 9
The Red Hills International Horse Trials celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, and the Chronicle is on site to cover all of the action of the first North American CIC*** of the season, which serves as a qualifier for the FEI World Equestrian Games (North Carolina).
Today was all about dressage, with preliminary, intermediate and advanced horse trials, as well as the CIC*, CIC** and CIC*** divisions all completing the first phase.
The Tallahassee community rallies around the Red Hills event each year, making it a unique experience for non-equestrians and equestrians alike.
At the local airport TV screens show highlights from the event, and signs on the interstate point you to the competition.
Held at the picturesque Elinor Klapp-Phipps Park, families wander the grounds, some meeting a horse for the first time, while eager volunteers and park rangers show visitors the unique features of the park and teach them about the sport.
Check out some scenes from Friday below and stay tuned to coth.com all weekend for news on all the action as the competition unfolds.