T-time is approaching, the mountains are calling. Read on for the final messages from our President Barbara White; Ride Manager Chuck Stalley; and Head Vet Mike Peralez.
Rider Numbers have been updated.
For information about the work performed on the trail, together with more detail on this year’s reroute.
Not live until the big day, but the trackers are ready for the Snow Course. This year all riders will be equipped with trackers, so you can follow your favorite teams:
Reactor Panel, the Official Saddle of the 2023 Tevis Cup. Win a $3,850 voucher towards an RP saddle of your choice. $5 per ticket.
Robinson Flat – parking and shuttle bus changes, plus the addition of a crew bag service.
Upper CA Loop closed to the public for pre-riding.
Lower Driver’s Flat likely open to crews and spectators.
Interactive map, GPS track (load into a GPS tracking device), and KMZ (open using Google Earth/Google Maps) are now available for viewing/download.
The “add/change equine” form for those of you who haven’t declared your horse (or are changing mounts) is now active. Don’t forget to declare before July 12th to avoid a late fee. Add/Change Equine 2023
The link to the 2023 Checkpoint Card (previously broken) is now fixed:
2023 Checkpoint Card
We are pleased to officially unveil this year’s modified “snow” route! Last winter brought a record amount of snowfall to the Sierras necessitating some trail reroutes to the 2023 Tevis Cup Ride.
Riders will follow a special and spectacular route which still involves many iconic locations.
We’re delighted to present this year’s Tevis Forum – hot off the press and also available online.
To view past issues of the Tevis Forum, they are available going back to 2011.
Rumors of the 67th Ride’s cancellation are not true.
“I assure you that we have a good trail planned for this year and are actively moving forward. Actually, we are planning more than one route because we like to be agile the way our best horses are.”
Chicken Hawk Campground – Michigan Bluff – July 8th – 4 pm
New for this year – we welcome non-riding auditors to attend the Saturday afternoon talks (and dinner) for $40.
And if you are willing to help shuttle riders, you get the whole package for free!
The WSTF Board of Governors has been working hard to determine how to deal with this epic weather year on top of the fire damage the Western States Trail suffered last fall.
We want to take this opportunity to assure all riders, crew, and volunteers that the Tevis Ride will happen on the originally scheduled date – Saturday, July 29, 2023.
Entries now open! This year’s Virtual Event starts on Wednesday, April 19th – and will run for 100 days until Sunday, July 30th, 2023* – as the riders of the Traditional Tevis Cup are finishing their own physical journeys** under the Tevis Moon!
(* natural disasters-permitting
The trail between the Patent Road Fire Break (westward extent of the fire) and Dardanelles Creek is now clear and in good shape.
Find out more about what got done – and come join us in the canyons in April and May.
Tevis Ride Management is keeping a close eye on the snow level and snowpack at elevation. At this point we are still planning to use the traditional trail on the published date.
As a back-up plan, we are considering an alternate start/route – similar to the start/route used in 2017.