Most people, when they think of Red Hills, think of expert riding, top-class horses, x-c jumps flanked by sports cars and getting smacked in the face by great swaths of Spanish moss. But when I think of Red Hills, all I can think of is Bang Bang Shrimp, a welcome party tradition compliments of sponsor Bonefish Grill. Red Hills, for all its other highly admirable qualities, stands out in my mind because it understands some lost quintessential truth about event riders: that we love fried, tangy, sauce-slathered crustaceans. Did we mention that Krispy Kreme and Barefoot Wine are also sponsors? Yep.
I’m super-envious of all of you people who are down in Tallahassee this weekend, riding and spectating and otherwise enjoying the event’s spectacular hospitality, but at least the rest of us can live vicariously through John and Samantha’s fantastic event coverage. Stay tuned throughout Sunday as they fill us in on the event’s thrilling conclusion. Here’s today’s schedule:
8:00 AM – 4:30 PM (approx.) Stadium Jumping – Horse Trials (Reverse order of standing)
On other fronts:
Full Gallop HT: After dressage and stadium jumping today, Lynn Symansky and Donner is sitting in 1st in Intermediate A on a score of 25.2. Kelli Temple is in 2nd on Veelion with a 26.8, followed by Sarah Cousins on Sylvester Z in 3rd with a 32. In Intermediate B, we’ve got Holly Payne on Santino in 1st with a 33.2, trailed by Boyd Martin on Crackerjack with a 34.4 and Momo Laframboise on Dejavu with a 36.4. All levels will round out their weekends on cross-country today, except training, which will show-jump. [Live Scores] [Ride Times] Flintridge Horse Trials and CT: Beginner Novice thru Prelim are running cross-country today. [Schedule and Times] More links:
British event rider Polly Williamson’s horses are being sold, as she continues her rehabilitation following a fall
Flintridge Horse Trials and CT: Beginner Novice thru Prelim are running cross-country today. [Schedule and Times]
Good luck to everyone who’s out competing, and Go Eventing.