A memorial service for a dear friend of, and great contributor to, the Western States Trail will be held on Sunday, October 1st at the Community Center (Grange Hall) on Highway 193 just east of Cool. The service will be held from about noon until 4:00pm. It is a pot luck affair which also means bring your favorite beverage if you wish. More information will be added to this as it is provided.
Western States Board of Governors
"The Tevis Cup: A Horsemen's Journey Since 1955"
The Board of Governors of the Western States Trail Foundation (WSTF) welcomes you to an endurance riding event of distinction, recognized as one of the world's best tests of true horsemanship. Read more »
The Western States Trail Foundation has a loyal group of volunteers that will be working hard to bring you up to date information during the ride weekend. When the ride starts, there will be a link on the main website http://www.teviscup.org/ to the LIVE WEBCAST. That link will allow you to search the progress of a specific rider, information status by checkpoint, current leaders, and a list of pulled riders.
Transabdominal Ultrasound as a Predictor of Horses Developing Metabolic Problems During a Ride
Ride Director’s Message
The 62nd Tevis ride from Soda Springs to Auburn is merely a few days away. I would like to go over a few key points:
WSTF President’s Message
Dr. Mike Peralez is the head veterinarian for the Tevis in 2017. Mike is a rider and rode in NATRC in the 1970s as a junior. I know this because I competed against him then. He also has four Tevis buckles, including one from 1983, when Tevis also started in Soda Springs due to excessive snow.
2017 TEVIS CUP RIDE
In the early days of 100 mile rides, riders would carry flashlights when riding at night. The problem was that riders couldn’t hold the flashlight still while riding. The bobbing light would bother the horses and give the riders motion sickness. Etiquette did evolve for the use of flashlights during this period. Riders did not ride upon other horses with their flashlight beam flashing about and riders turned their flashlight off when asked. Flashlights were mostly used for an emergency or for equipment repair.