To qualify to enter the Western States Trail Ride, Riders (not the equine) must, at the time of application, meet one of the qualifications below. The 300 miles are cumulative lifetime. Equine must be a minimum of 72 months (6 years) old at time of ride.
The Western States Trail Ride, popularly called the Tevis Cup Ride, is the oldest modern day endurance ride, having been held annually since 1955. As such, it has been the inspiration and model for the most challenging endurance rides worldwide.