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from the 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 »

WST Notice - Current Trail Issues

Posted Thursday, January 2, 2020 4:01pm

El Dorado Canyon from Deadwood to El Dorado Creek is also not currently safe for horses until trail repairs have been made.  This work is anticipated to take place sometime in May 2020.

The California Loop is now REOPENED and is available for training purposes.

The trails team has trained trail stewards in place who are organizing to fix these locations and we will notify you when these repairs have been made. 

Thank you for respecting the trails and staying safe!

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The Robie Cup Recipients

Posted Thursday, June 6, 2019 4:06pm

Update: Both LS Steele Breeze and Monk received the coveted Robie Cup after successfully completing the 2019 ride!


“Riding a horse is not a gentle hobby, to be picked up and laid down like a game of solitaire.  It is a grand passion.  It seizes a person whole and once it has done so, he/she will have to accept that his life will be radically changed.”  - Ralph Waldo Emerson

In Memoriam - Shirley Humphrey

Posted Sunday, January 26, 2020 9:01pm

Shirley Elizabeth Humphrey
July 4, 1933 - December 29, 2019

Shirley Elizabeth Humphrey, born July 4, 1933, in Denver Colorado passed away December 29, 2019 in Folsom, California. 

Shirley was married to James (Jim) Humphrey* for 63 years until widowed two years ago. Shirley is dearly remembered by her loving family including children Mike, Leanne, and Chris, grandchildren Justine, Brandon, Anthony, Pearl, Keene, Keith, and great-grandchildren Devon, Emilee, Kingston, Princeton, Kiana, Kielee, Kolette, Wyatt and Riley. 

Help Preserve the Historic Western States Trail

Posted Saturday, May 14, 2016 7:05pm
A primary mission of the Western States Trail Foundation is to preserve the historic route taken by Paiute and Washoe Indians, Gold Rush explorers, Comstock hopefuls, and Express Riders of the Wells Fargo and Adams Express Companies. Today this route provides us with rewards of exploration, challenge, accomplishment, wilderness, nature and a bolstering of spirit for horsemen, hikers and runners alike.