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. Read more »

The Robie Run

Posted Thursday, June 6, 2019 4:06pm

“Riding a horse is not a gentle hobby, to be picked up and laid down like a game of solitaire.  It is a grand passion.  It seizes a person whole and once it has done so, he/she will have to accept that his life will be radically changed.”  - Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you are reading this article, you know exactly what Emerson meant. 

The Road to the Start

Posted Monday, May 27, 2019 8:05pm

Ride Director Message

Tevis training is in full swing. It is always enjoyable to see riders training for Tevis at the west region 50-mile rides.  Weather has been cooler than normal here in the west.  All of us on the ride committee watch snow levels in the high country and continue to compare year-to-year numbers for patterns in snow melt for planning purposes.

Trail Restrictions

Posted Sunday, April 14, 2019 1:04pm

Riders have been asked to stay off of the Western States Trail at the start of the CA Loop trail in Foresthill, where the trail crosses Mosquito Ridge Road, due to a temporary construction project and a series of fallen trees. We will notify the public when the trail is again safe to access in that location. If you have questions or concerns, please contact the WSTF office.

MRR Trail

Thank you for your cooperation,

Education Ride - Date Change to July 12- 14, 2019

Posted Thursday, March 14, 2019 2:03pm

2019 Tevis Educational Ride - NEW DATE: JULY 12 - 14 The Foresthill District of the USFS reported that as of the first week in March, there was still 16 - 20 FEET of snow at Robinson's Flat, the Day 1 staging area of the Tevis Educational Ride. Unfortunately, Robinson's Flat is unlikely to open in time for us to transport riders and their horses to the start of Day 1 on the originally planned June 22nd date. The EDUCATIONAL RIDE date has been delayed to July 12 - 14th to give riders the best experience and the opportunity to ride as many miles of the Tevis trail as possible.

Press Release - Tevis Cup Ride Date Change to 8-17-19

Posted Wednesday, March 6, 2019 10:03am

The Western States Trail Foundation Executive Committee, the Tevis Ride Director, along with other key Ride personnel have had discussions over the past week to evaluate the current snow and weather impacts to the 2019 Tevis Cup Ride. Based on the snowfall water content, and comparing current conditions and forecasts to past historical records, the decision was made to postpone the 2019 ride date from July 20th to August 17, 2019.

North Lot Is Full

Posted Wednesday, February 13, 2019 3:02pm

Please be advised that we have filled the camp site at the North Lot. If you want to be put on the waiting list for a camp site at the North Lot, you may email wstf@teviscup.org however applications should not be submitted with this request on the form. Please provide a different primary stabling selection on your Tevis Cup application.

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.