Tevis 2009

The 54th running of the Tevis Cup 100 Mile in One Day Ride is scheduled for August 1st. Crystal Costa of Cool, Richard & Loreley Stewart and Roger Yohe of Georgetown will be representing the Georgetown Divide. We may see additions to the list as the Ride date approaches. An entry must have previously completed 300 miles of AERC or NATRC sanctioned rides. Ride Veterinarians strongly advise horses be equally qualified. Horses must be at least 72 months old, and riders under 18 must be accompanied by an adult for the entire Ride. Along with the $295.00 entry fee, riders may have committed 2-3 years training a horse for an event of this caliber. It’s easy to forget this is a world-class event. If you intend to view the Ride, check out the very informative website beforehand, www.teviscup.org. You can also track riders during the race on the webcast. Riders start in Truckee at 5:15 AM and must complete the 100 miles by 5:15 the following day. For the best and most convenient viewing, attend either the Foresthill Mill site in the late afternoon or the McCann Stadium at the “finish”, late Saturday evening. If you miss the Ride, the awards ceremony starts at 1PM on Sunday at the Gold Country Fairgrounds in Auburn. Good luck Riders!

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