The Tevis Cup (the Western States Trail Ride)

Up to 250 horses and their riders compete each year under a mid-summer full moon, starting near Squaw Valley and crossing the rugged passes and canyons of the Sierra Nevada.

Up to 250 horses and their riders compete each year under a mid-summer full moon, starting near Squaw Valley and crossing the rugged passes and canyons of the Sierra Nevada. Their challenge is to reach the finish line at Auburn, 100 miles away, in less than 24 hours and still be “fit to continue”. This unique equestrian event is the oldest of its kind and is still considered the most difficult. The Tevis Ride is famous for a number of iconic locations along its stunning trails.

  • Hours Check website for dates
  • Phone The Western States Trail Foundation: 530-823-7282
  • Website The Tevis Cup (the Western States Trail Ride)
  • Best Feature Even if you don't compete, you can see a lot of the Ride (and related activities) first hand
  • Endurance
  • Unique Event
  • Iconic Locations

Finish line is at Auburn, 100 miles away.

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