Due to the COVID-19 viral pandemic, the Western States Trail Foundation Board of Governors (Board) has made the very difficult decision to cancel this year’s running of the Tevis Cup 100-Mile One-Day Endurance Ride, scheduled for August 1, 2020. Additionally, the Board is cancelling the Tevis Educational Ride which was scheduled for July 3-5.
Consideration for the health and safety of the endurance riding community, our generous volunteers, veterinarians, and the public in general are our foremost concerns in making this decision. In the 64-year history of the Western States Trail Ride, this is the first time that the Board has voted to cancel the Tevis. These are truly unique circumstances.
While the Board explored the option of moving the event to the fall, it was decided that the same health risks that prompted the August 1st cancellation could likely still continue, thus preventing riders the ability to adequately prepare for the ride and making it difficult for the Board to plan for a new date.
This was a very difficult decision for the Board, as we understand the love and passion so many have for this event. We will be back stronger than ever for 2021. Please be safe and well as we rise to meet this global challenge by working together while staying apart.
Those riders who have already entered either of these events will be contacted soon regarding refunding their entries.