Sunday, March 9, 2014

Red Hills Horse Trials

For the past several days the Red Hills Horse Trials have been going on in Tallahassee. I tell you what the first two days were the nastiest coldest weather and the last two were perfect, sunny and in the low to mid 70s.

I’ve only been one time to the trials a few years ago but hardly remember going. My boss is a coordinator of the event and she asked if I wanted to do the run on Sunday morning (today). I did a little research and signed right up. It looked like a blast! This run isn’t just a normal boring run. IT WAS AWESOME. The course was 2.2 miles long and made up of 24 obstacles. They are the actual obstacles that the horses have to jump. Including two water holes.

Me and one of my co-workers met at my house at 7 AM (the first morning of the time change no less…made for an early morning) and headed to the race.

It was fffreezing this morning (well, upper 40s) and I was in shorts and a long sleeve top. However I didn’t want to wear pants because there were some water obstacles and that just would not have been fun. I regretted my outfit all the way up until the start of the race, but then quickly found I’d made the right choice. I warmed  up when we started running and it was perfect!

My phone was in a ziploc shoved in my sports bra, so I didn’t get many pictures of the course. But between us we were able to grab a few photos.photo4Me, Kelly (best boss EVER), Shaness

We just went off that grassy island, ran across the water, and hurdled over the “sailboats”!

I borrowed a few pictures off the web of some of the obstacles.

“Stairway to Heaven” jump

 After the race I went home and took a shower and got some breakfast. Then David and I headed back to Red Hills to do some spectating of the events! Apparently we missed the really exciting stuff yesterday, the horses doing the cross country course. But today’s events still had some jumping in an arena. It was a beautiful day and the horses were all so gorgeous. I really enjoyed myself!photo1


We had an awesome Sunday. Now we’re winding down, it’s already 7:30 and I guess that means I should get ready for the work week!


  1. That is too funny you know Kelly F.! I've known Kelly several years and used to ride with her. Small world!



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