Monday, July 19, 2021

After helping prep Western States Trail, Auburn man will compete in Tevis Cup - Full Article

After helping prep the Western States Trail, Auburn's Greg Kimler will compete in the Tevis Cup

Bill Poindexter
July 18 2021

Greg Kimler pulls up a photo of a fallen tree on his cell phone. It’s in Volcano Canyon on the Western States Trail – a week before the Tevis Cup.

So if 163 teams (to this point) of horses and riders are to challenge “the world’s best-known and most difficult equestrian endurance ride,” according to the website, “I gotta hike in there and get it,” he says.

Kimler and his team at Echo Valley Ranch in Auburn will be doing much more than removing trees from the trail during a summer heavy in drought and beetles. Having been involved in the Tevis Cup for 38 years, the business will supply 80 100-gallon troughs for water on the course, certified weed-free hay, trucks. Echo Valley will make deliveries to the Gold Country Fairgrounds and provide information to the teams...

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