Saturday, October 26, 2013

Tevis Cup Ride a tradition since 1955 - Full Article

October 22, 2013 9:53 am • by Brenda Messick / for Star City Sports

The Western States Trail Ride, called the Tevis Cup Ride, is a 100-mile endurance ride, held annually since August 1955.

The ride organizer, Wendell Robie, an Auburn businessman, and some friends covered the rugged trail of the Sierra Mountains from Lake Tahoe to Auburn in a single day on horseback. Much of the trail is along narrow mountain trails through rugged wilderness, with narrow switchbacks, edged by thousand-foot drops, climbing 50-degree inclines and crossing bridges. Safety is first to both the horse and rider, with many vets along the trail to check the condition and hydration of the horse...

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