Ah, the early aughts of our dear sport … these were the years I personally had had been bitten by the eventing bug so I always recall watching and reading about the top horses and riders of this era with great nostalgia. Whenever I come across a highlight video from this area it’s always a real treat!
Established in 1997, the Red Hills International Horse Trials is one such event that now lives on in the memories of eventing fanatics alongside the local community. Since the event’s inception, the organizers of the event worked alongside the City of Tallahassee to make Red Hills weekend a date that was circled annually on the calendars of competitors and residents of Tallahassee and neighboring communities alike. Red Hill ran it’s last event in 2022 before the re-shuffling of the USEF eventing calendar for 2023-2027 which saw them lose their long-standing CCI4*-S division.
While we may not have Red Hills on the calendar anymore, at lease we can get a few peeks into the past thanks to YouTube. Join local Tallahassee TV-personality Anna Johnson-Reidel and the late great and beloved Roger Haller as they host this TV segment, originally aired on Comcast Sports Southeast, on the 2005 Red Hills International CIC***.