In 2017 a project to document the stories of Tevis Cup lore began. The video library is growing and accessible here.
Welcomefrom the Western States Board of Governors
"The Tevis Cup: A Horsemen's Journey Since 1955"
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Transabdominal Ultrasound as a Predictor of Horses Developing Metabolic Problems During a Ride
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.