The philosophy of the Western States Trail Ride (The Tevis Cup Ride) is to ride in the best tradition of good sportsmanship, good horsemanship, and to finish with a mount that is “fit to continue”. Click to read the full Rules and Policies for the 2021 Tevis Cup.
As of 7/08/19, the following trail checkpoint card should be utilized for the 2019 Western States 100-Miles-One-Day Trail Ride (Tevis Cup).
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.
So you think riding the trail is a challenge? Welcome to "Crewing the Tevis!"
What is the origin of the Tevis Cup and Haggin Cup Awards? How have finishing times changed over the years?
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.
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.