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The Tevis Cup Ride is the founding modern-day equestrian event of its kind in the world. It is seen by many as the pinnacle of the sport of equestrian endurance and is a "bucket list" item for many riders. The magic of the trail is strong and special, and like a siren calls those to come and take on its challenge. Therein lies the essence of the Tevis Cup Ride and the historic Western States Trail.
Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Western States Trail Foundation Board of Governors voted for the first time in history to cancel the annual Tevis Cup Ride. But we want to offer a way for our riders, crews, volunteers, supporters and lovers of the trail to still be able to participate. Thus the creation of this virtual event.
You can complete the 100-miles in as many smaller excursions as you choose to finish the goal. We absolutely recommend NOT riding the 100-miles all at once unless you are participating at an actual sanctioned event with veterinary controls. As you log your completed miles, you will receive updates of where you now are on OUR historic Western States Trail.
So pick your equine partner, or register for our non-riding division, and join us for 100-miles, on YOUR own trails at your own pace.
**NOTE: DUE TO THE WILDFIRES AND POOR AIR QUALITY IN THE WESTERN UNITED STATES IMPACTING MANY OF OUR PARTICIPANTS, THE DEADLINE FOR BOTH EVENTS HAS BEEN EXTENDED UNTIL DECEMBER 31, 2020.** Register today and make your miles count!
The "Ride" will start on our original planned date of August 1, 2020. Riders and their mounts (or those joining us without a horse) will have 100 Days to complete their 100-miles. All miles must be completed by December 31, 2020 and results submitted by January 10, 2021. Miles are ON YOUR HONOR. We are not validating or requiring proof of completion, this event is for fun and to help support the Western States Trail Foundation. The only person you would be cheating is yourself.
Riders MUST complete the challenge on ONE horse - just like the real ride - one rider, one horse, one hundred miles. Riders are allowed to enter more than one equine and complete 100 miles on multiple horses if desired (one horse per entry please).
Want to participate but don't have a horse? This is the division for you!! We appreciate your support of this event. Complete your 100 miles any way you choose under your own personal power (no motorized vehicles) - run, walk, bike, swim, crawl, shuffle, do the boogie, however you feel like getting it done!
We welcome participants from ALL locations. Feel free to sign up in either or both divisions! Please note, due to the cost of shipping internationally, finishers from outside of the US will receive the bandana and sticker rather than a Tshirt.
All who complete the full 100-mile Challenge will receive a Tevis Cup Sticker and Finisher T-Shirt or Bandana. Please be sure to specify your size when registering. You will also receive virtual milestones along the way in recognition of your ongoing achievement and quest to complete the trail. Please note in the interest of safety, there will be NO awards offered based on speed or for achieving greater than 100 miles within this time frame. There may be other awards offered from our Sponsors, which will all be based on having participated in the challenge in either division. Awards will be mailed at the conclusion of the EVENT, rather than when participants finish individually (sorry to make you wait, but its easier on our volunteers).
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