Auburn Gold Country Fairgrounds
On Sunday, after the finish of the Ride, Haggin Cup (Top Ten) judging begins in the Stadium at 10:00 AM. The Banquet begins at 1:00 PM in the Upper Pavillion of the Gold Country Fairgrounds, followed by the Awards Ceremony at 2:00 PM. Casual attire is appropriate. Tickets for the dinner will be available at the door. The rider's meal is included in the 2012 entry fee.
Vendors of endurance tack and Tevis memorabilia have their booths set up.
Photographs will also be available at this time for purchase of riders pictures taken at various locations along the trail.
Each rider who completes the 100 mile course from Tahoe to Auburn within the 24 hour limit and whose mount is judged "fit to continue" is awarded the coveted silver Completion Award Buckle or a certificate of completion as they have chosen.
The Tevis Cup trophy is awarded to the person who completes the 100-Mile One-Day course in the shortest amount of time and whose horse is in sound condition and "fit to continue." The Tevis Cup was named for Lloyd Tevis (1824 - 1899) by his grandson Will Tevis, a prominent San Francisco businessman and early benefactor of the Ride, and was first awarded in 1959 to Nick Mansfield, riding Buffalo Bill, an eleven year old TB Cross gelding.
Another major trophy, the Haggin Cup, is awarded to the rider whose horse is in the "most superior physical condition" of the first ten horses to cross the finish line. The Haggin Cup, named for James Ben Ali Haggin (1821 - 1914), was first awarded in 1964 to Paige Harper, riding his six year old Arabian gelding, Keno.
The Josephine Stedem Scripps Foundation Cup was established in 1994 to recognize each of the finishing Junior Riders for their special achievement. The first Junior finisher was David Jay, Jr., who completed the 3rd annual Ride in 1957.