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 following policies are part of the application for entry into the Western States Trail Ride. They will assist you in planning your ride.
An area map and details about the Tevis Cup checkpoints.
So you think riding the trail is a challenge? Welcome to "Crewing the Tevis!"
The ride is generally held on the July weekend closest to the full moon.
On Sunday, after the finish of the Ride, Haggin Cup (Top Ten) judging begins in the Stadium at 10:00 AM.
"Ride On" written by Peter Claydon and used with his permission.
What is the origin of the Tevis Cup and Haggin Cup Awards? How have finishing times changed over the years?
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.