Cross Country Challenge Added for Red Hills Horse Trials

By: Eyewitness News Email
By: Eyewitness News Email

The length of the cross country course is a little more than two miles and is the same course the horses compete on the day before.

The Red Hills International Horse Trials is a prestigious Tallahassee horse trial that occurs every year.

But, this year Runners will have a chance to test their skills with a new Cross Country Challenge.

The race will take place Sunday, March 11 at 8:30 a.m.

The length of the course is a little more than two miles and is the same course the horses compete on the day before.

To assist with the new race, a trial run featuring high school students from Maclay School took place today.

Officials say having the students test out the course will help them answer questions people may have before the event.

"We get to try out lots of different things and this was one of the best ones," said Matt Antworth, track and field athlete at Maclay.

"It took them about 20 minutes and they were able to give us a lot of pointers as organizers as to how to make it a very successful race for anybody," Brooke Lochore with Access Tallahassee.

The horse trials will begin March 9.

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  • by Sgt. York on Feb 20, 2012 at 11:41 AM
    Why not incorporate a live fire exercise into the event. That would make for a more interesting race.
  • by Brooke Lochore on Feb 20, 2012 at 11:40 AM
    All obsticles are optional, man made or horse made. Challenge yourself with going over the jumps or just come out and walk the beautiful course. Thank you Access Tallahasse, Proctor Suburu and Red Hills Horse Trails for this fun event for all in Tallahassee.
  • by runner on Feb 20, 2012 at 10:25 AM
    half the obsticles are man made the others a left by the horses
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