About the Event
The Tevis Cup Ride is the founding modern-day equestrian event of its kind in the world. It is seen by many as the pinnacle of the sport of equestrian endurance and is a "bucket list" item for many riders. The magic of the trail is strong and special, and like a siren calls those to come and take on its challenge. Therein lies the essence of the Tevis Cup Ride and the historic Western States Trail.
In 2020, due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Western States Trail Foundation Board of Governors voted for the first time in history to cancel the annual Tevis Cup Ride. But we wanted to offer a way for our riders, crews, volunteers, supporters and lovers of the trail to still be able to participate. Thus the creation of this virtual event, which was so well received we have brought it back for 2021.
You can complete the 100-miles in as many smaller excursions as you choose to finish the goal. We absolutely recommend NOT riding the 100-miles all at once unless you are participating at an actual sanctioned event with veterinary controls. As you log your completed miles, you will receive updates of where you now are on OUR historic Western States Trail.
So pick your equine partner, or register for our non-riding division, and join us for 100-miles, on YOUR own trails at your own pace.
Description and Dates
Register today and make your miles count! Please only count miles from AFTER you have registered, or July 24, 2021, whichever is later.
The Virtual Ride will start as the same day as the Traditional Tevis Cup Western States Trail Ride - July 24, 2021. Riders and their mounts (or those joining us without a horse) will have 100 Days to complete their 100-miles. All miles must be completed by November 1, 2021 and results submitted by November 10, 2021. Due to impacts of wildfires, weather, and how many registered participants are still on the trail - Event Deadlines have been extended to December 31, 2021 to complete all miles and miles MUST be logged by January 7, 2022 to receive your awards. Miles are ON YOUR HONOR. We are not validating or requiring proof of completion, this event is for fun and to help support the Western States Trail Foundation. The only person you would be cheating is yourself.
Riders MUST complete the challenge on ONE horse - just like the real ride - one rider, one horse, one hundred miles. Riders are allowed to enter more than one equine and complete 100 miles on multiple horses if desired (one horse per entry please).
Want to participate but don't have a horse? This is the division for you!! We appreciate your support of this event. Complete your 100 miles any way you choose under your own personal power (no motorized vehicles) - run, walk, bike, swim, crawl, shuffle, do the boogie, however you feel like getting it done!
We welcome participants from ALL locations. Feel free to sign up in either or both divisions! This year we are able to offer both bandana and Tshirt to finishers from outside of the US. An additional shipping charge based on your location will be applied at checkout.
All who complete the full 100-mile Challenge will receive a Tevis Cup Sticker and Finisher T-Shirt or Bandana. Please be sure to specify your size when registering. You will also receive virtual milestones along the way in recognition of your ongoing achievement and quest to complete the trail. Please note in the interest of safety, there will be NO awards offered based on speed or for achieving greater than 100 miles within this time frame. There may be other awards offered from our Sponsors, which will all be based on having participated in the challenge in either division.
Due to the shipping challenges encountered last year, we have OUTSOURCED the shipping of our awards this year to a third-party fulfillment business. To reduce the number of packages which may be sent due to those who register and complete the event more than one-time (we have many riders who sign up multiple horses), families who share a single address, etc - awards will be scheduled to be mailed toward the CONCLUSION of the event in November.
Bracket/Division Details & Fees:
Tevis Cup Virtual 2021 - Riding DivisionRiders - please enter once for EACH horse if you are planning to ride more than one. The 100-Miles in 100-Days should be completed by each horse/rider pair as a single team.Activity Starts: 7/24/2021 00:00 - Activity Ends: 12/31/2021 23:59Registration opens : 7/1/2021 03:00Activity type: Virtual raceRequires Date of BirthRequires phone numberGiveaway(s): Completion Sticker and Award
Tevis Cup Virtual 2021 - Non-Riding DivisionThis division is for those who wish to complete the miles on foot, bike, hike, run, swim, walk, crawl - however you choose to participate! We thank you for your support. No motorized vehicles please.Activity Starts: 7/24/2021 00:00 - Activity Ends: 12/31/2021 23:59Registration opens : 7/1/2021 03:00Activity type: Virtual raceRequires Date of BirthRequires phone numberGiveaway(s): Completion Sticker and Award