The Board of Govenors for the Western States Trail Foundation would like share our appreciation for the members and volunteers that have contributed so much of themselves to the trail and the ride. In recognition of them, we are highlighting two of the awards that have been instituted.

   The 2015 Drucilla Barner Award is dedicated to Mike Pickett  

 Definition Appreciation

Friends of Tevis is dedicated to one or more individuals who have volunteered their time and shown dedication to the WSTF in support of the trail and the Tevis ride over a period of time.

The Tevis Educational Ride is the weekend July 3-5. Swing by the mill site in Foresthill if your in town.  

Dominique Cognee will be photographing the educational ride, Friday, Sat and Sunday.
If you are interested in the photos he will be taking during the event, he can be reached at
All of his photographs will be posted on his Facebook page at
Official photographer at the Tevis ride since 1999.


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Western artist Chuck Centers has created a unique painting honoring the Tevis Cup endurance ride. The painting is of a horse’s head, but hidden within are several things unique to the Tevis Cup ride. How many can you find? 

Chuck has generously donated the rights to this unique piece of art to the Western States Trail Foundation. We will give a canvas print that has been hand embellished by the artist to the Signature riders for 2015.

Chuck Centers spends his days riding horses and painting whether he is at home in Sacramento or his second home in Taos, New Mexico. It's a serene existence, afforded by a successful and varied career path to retirement. Read more



Ride Director's Message May 2015

The 60th anniversary of the running of the Tevis Cup ride is fast approaching. To help make this a year to remember, the ride committee is examining every aspect of past rides to ensure that this is a remarkable, commemorative year for all the right reasons.
Special 60th anniversary buckles have been designed and...


Please Note: There are no more spaces available at the North Lot for camping. The Fairgrounds have plenty of stalls remaining.


The WSTF Golf Tournament will be September 29th at Winchester Country Club.  TEVIS GOLF TOURNAMENT 2015 Information Flyer FINAL2 Sm 
More info here.

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 more


from The Western States Trail Guide
Historical Notes by Hal V. Hall

The Quarry Vetcheck is held in an open area along the railbed of the old Mountain Quarries narrow gauge railroad. The rail bed follows along the river on the lower edge of a limestone quarry that has been in operation since the late 1800's. Upon departing the vetcheck, riders continue along the course of the old rail line, crossing Highway 49 and then No Hands Bridge, historically known as the Mountain Quarries Bridge.

This vetcheck location is often refered to as the "Lower Quarry," since in many Ride years, and as recently as 1996, the ride course has taken a somewhat different course. In those cases, the vetcheck was held in a truck weighstation yard in the "Upper Quarry" area, immediately beside Highway 49, about two miles from the town of Cool. After crossing the road, the trail winds along well uphill of the highway, rejoining the lower route just before No Hands Bridge.

The Quarry Vetcheck is NOT open to crews. The Ride provides water and feed for the horses and refreshments for the riders. In the event that a horse is pulled, the railroad bed provides trailer access to Highway 49.