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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.  Read more »

Bud Dardi

Posted Wednesday, February 8, 2017 11:02am

A material part of Tevis history has gone, sliding into the sands of time.  Joseph 'Bud' Cavangaro Dardi passed away peacefully on January 4, 2017.

Bud Dardi was an avid horseman all his life, traveling the world playing polo, riding the toughest endurance race in the world and enjoying week long rides with his buddies in Ranchero Vistadores, Sonoma Trail Blazers and Frontier Boys.

Help Preserve the Historic Western States Trail

Posted Saturday, May 14, 2016 7:05pm
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.