Sunday August 5 2012
Just a few pictures from Saturday's Tevis Cup. It was epic!
Above is a rider emerging from the dust at 42 miles!
These are the canyons that the riders traverse on their way to Auburn from the Sierra Nevada mountains.
Kevin and Far trotting out at Robinson Flat vet check at 36 miles.
Two riders on a very dusty trail at 42 miles.
The leaders coming into Robinson Flat at 36 miles.
Heather Reynolds' crew cooling Sturgess off at Robinson Flat vet check.
Aussie Duncan taking care of Cyclone at Robinson Flat. Cyclone and Lisa Ford finished second!
Hal Hall and CR Rohbellion at 42 miles. They finished 66th - Hal's 29th Tevis completion!
Rusty Toth and Farraba (Stoner), Far (and Kevin hidden) and crew at Michigan Bluff, about 60 miles.
Garrett Ford and The Fury trot out at Foresthill vet check. They finished 1st!
Rusty Toth and Farraba (Stoner) leaving Foresthill for the last 32 miles. They won the Haggin Cup! (Best Condition)
Barbara White and Canadian Brook - they finished 31st - Barbara's 32nd Tevis completion!
Junior Barrak Blakely trotting out at Foresthill. His horse vetted in lame on Friday; his mom gave him her horse to ride. His sponsor - dad - got pulled at Robinson Flat. Garrett and Lisa Ford took Barrak on. Barrak's horse had shoe trouble at a trot-by vet check, so another sponsor picked him up while Garrett and Lisa went on. I believe that sponsor got pulled at Foresthill so another one picked him up. He was still in the top ten. At the Lower Quarry, at 92 miles, his horse was pulled for lameness. ARGH!!! But what an adventure! Barrak's a great kid and a great rider.
Kevin and Auli Farwa (Far) cantering through Foresthill on their last 32 miles. They finished 3rd!
Shannon Constanti leaving Foresthill. They finished 5th!
Many more pictures and videos (including Rusty and Stoner's Haggin Cup win!) on Endurance.net: