2015 Red Hills International Horse Trials

2015 Red Hills International Horse Trials

Follow Lindsay Berreth to Tallahassee, Fla., as she brings you news and photos from the first big international event of the season.

You might not have bet on Czechmate to win the CIC*** at Red Hills this weekend based on the entry list, but the 9-year-old Czech Warmblood stepped up to the plate for Lauren Kieffer and came home with the win in his first CIC*** after jumping a double clear round over Fuzzy Mayo’s show jumping track.
March 8--Tallahassee, Fla.All 21 horses in the CIC*** passed the final horse inspection this morning. Because Red Hills returned to the traditional format this year, riders had to jog their horses in front of the ground jury, which was made up of Gretchen Butts, Mark Weissbecker and Marilyn Payne.In the CIC**, Marilyn Little...
Each rider has his or her own style on cross-country, but all of us have to learn from somewhere or someone. We asked some of the top riders at the Red Hills International Horse Trials in Tallahassee, Fla., who their cross-country idols are and why.
There were a lot more experienced horses in the CIC*** division at Red Hills than Czechmate, but at the end of cross-country day, he and Lauren Kieffer came out on top.
Conahys Courage, a 10-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding owned by Imogen De Lavis and ridden by Kyle Carter, was humanely euthanized at the Red Hills International Horse Trials on March 7 following an injury at fence 12, the Hobbit Houses, on the CIC*** cross-country course.Carter, of Sparr, Fla., and the gelding had experience...
Let's hear it for the ladies, who lead all three FEI divisions after dressage!
Most days, you’d be just as likely to find Elana Von Doeler jumping huge fences on cross-country as you would watching her don a cowboy hat and race around barrels at a rodeo, and she relishes the challenge.

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