Honoring Harvey Roper
Central Square Tile Unveiling

The Auburn Endurance Capital Committee would like you to join us and Brenda Roper to honor Harvey Roper at the unveiling of the Central Square engraved tile placed there in his honor.  He was a great friend to the Western States Trail Foundation.

•Date: May 13, 2015
•Time: gather a little before 4:30 pm
•Location: near the large Western State Trail Map pedestal in Central Square, Auburn

Although the tile has been completed and installed, Endurance Capital Committee is seeking donations to finance it. To make a donation, please mail a check to: City of Auburn, 1225 Lincoln Way, Auburn, CA 95603 attn: Finance Dept. Make the check out to "City of Auburn” with "Harvey Roper Tile Fund" noted in the memo. Any amount will be most appreciated.

Thank you very much.Sincerely, City of Auburn Endurance Capital Committee: Cynci Calvin, Colleen Conley, Lisa Kodl, Robert Miller, Jim Northey, Matt Spokely, Jami Vincent

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The 2015 Tevis Education Ride - July 3, 4 and 5

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Help preserve the historic Western States Trail

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A primary mission of the Western States Trail Foundation is to preserve the historic route taken by Paiute and Washoe Indians, Gold Rush explorers, Comstock hopefuls, and Express Riders of the Wells Fargo and Adams Express Companies. Today this route provides us with rewards of exploration, challenge, accomplishment, wilderness, nature and a bolstering of spirit for horsemen, hikers and runners alike.

In 1996 the Board of Governors of the Western States Trail Foundation determined the need to establish a permanent endowment fund to insure future funding of maintenance and improvements to the Western States Trail. Please take a moment to read our 2014 endowment brochure and please give what you can to help preserve the Western States Trail.


Financial AppealDonation Form

Western States Trail Endowment FundA non-profit charitable org. 501(c)(3)


from the

Western States Board of Governors

"The Tevis Cup: A Horsemen''s Journey Since 1955"

The Board of Governors of the Western States Trail Foundation (WSTF) welcomes you to an endurance riding event of distinction, recognized as one of the world''s best tests of true horsemanship.

The Tevis Cup Ride is the founding modern-day equestrian event of...read more


USDA Forest Service
Tahoe National Forest

Contact: Victor Lyon
(530) 367-2224

Western States Trail Open Deadwood to the North Fork of the Middle Fork of the American River

FORESTHILL…..The Forest Service has opened a portion of the Western States Trail that was damaged in the American Fire from Deadwood Ridge Road to the west bridge abutment of the Swinging Bridge. The trail crosses the North Fork of the Middle Fork of the American River (NFMFAR) over the Swinging Bridge. The American Fire started August 11, 2013 and burned all of the upper NFMFAR drainage. The bridge burned and is unsafe for use. Another smaller bridge on the WST also burned in the fire and is unsafe for use. This smaller bridge is below Last Chance, and is located between the NFMFAR and the Last Chance Townsite. The WST from the west bridge abutment of the Swinging Bridge eastward to Last Chance Townsite will remain closed for the time being.

District Ranger Victor Lyon states "opening the trail from Deadwood to the west side of the bridge allows use of part of the Western States Trail. Once the small bridge below Last Chance is reconstructed we will look at opening up that part of the trail. The Forest Service has requested funding to reconstruct the Swinging Bridge, but to date it has not been funded." The Western States Endurance Run and Ride organizations have volunteered to reconstruct, and donate the materials for, the smaller bridge. Last fall WST volunteers contributed hundreds of hours of effort on Burn Area Emergency Repairs to the trail alongside a few Forest Service specialists. "I am incredibly impressed by the massive well-orchestrated effort that the WST volunteers have provided; they have our sincere appreciation." Ranger Lyon continues "The WST is a multiple use trail; all users should anticipate two way traffic on the open section between Deadwood and the west end of the Swinging Bridge. All users are urged to be cautious of, and considerate to, other trail users". Post fire conditions are dynamic. Trail users should be cautious of rocks and limbs on the trail. Trail maintenance is ongoing; please listen and watch for work activities.

The American Fire area, including the Western States Trail and Loop 6 (11E44) of the Sugar Pine OHV system, have been closed to the public since the start of the fire. The American Fire area opens on March 13, 2014. Loop 6 is closed under Forest Order 17-14-01 along with the rest of the OHV Trails in Foresthill.

Additional information concerning this closure is available by contacting the district office by telephone at (530) 367-2224 Monday through Friday, 8:00-4:30.

Tevis Talks Clinton Anderson Flyer


Tevis Talks

- Featuring Clinton Anderson-

March 05, 2015

New venue at the recently renovated Old State Theatre!

No Host Bar
  Tickets Presale $40 at the Tevis Store
6:00 Mingle
  7:30 TevisTalks hosted by Matt Scribner
 985 Lincoln Way, Auburn, California

 Contest Closes Tonight (4/29/15) At 11:59PM Pacific. This Will Remain Up Until 5/1/15 However Entries Will Not Be Accepted After The Deadline.


Printable Flyer                 Printable Entry Form                 Printable Rules

Tevis essay contest




Enter the young rider "Dreaming of Tevis Essay Contest" and you could find yourself riding the 2015 Tevis Cup! One lucky young rider will receive a full Tevis experience including airfare,* entry and use of an experienced Tevis horse with full crew for the 2015 Tevis Cup.

1. Fill out contest entry form completely [ENTRY FORM HERE]
don't forget to include proof of age on August 1, 2015
2. Write essay
In 650 words or less, answer the three contest questions;
    1. Why I love the sport of endurance
    2. What drives me to excel in it
    3. and
    4. Why I want to ride the Tevis Cup
see Contest Rules for more essay specifications [OFFICIAL RULES HERE]

3. E-mail Entry Form and Essay to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.before 11:59 PM Pacific, April 29, 2015