Marsha Hayes

Marsha Hayes has been covering endurance, trail, and other equine topics since 2005. She believes every horse has a story.

Articles by Marsha Hayes

Auli Farwa and Tennessee Lane Win 2017 Tevis Cup

Jeremy Reynolds' Treasured Moments received the Haggin Cup, which recognizes the horse in the most superior condition. Read More

Karen Donley and Royal Patron Take 2016 Tevis Cup

Also, Lisa Ford and GE Cyclone received the Haggin Cup, which recognizes the horse in the most superior condition. Read More

Horse Health Research Continues at 2016 Tevis Cup

Researchers will again be studying horses' hydration status and how it relates to ride completion or noncompletion. Read More

Auli Farwa Receives Haggin Cup at 2015 Tevis Ride

The 15-year-old Arabian gelding has completed all 62 rides he's started throughout his career, including six Tevis Cups. Read More

Richardson and SMR Filouette Win 2015 Tevis Cup

Potato Richardson, 72, won his third Tevis Cup aboard his homebred 14-year-old Arabian mare SMR Filouette. Read More

Tevis Cup Offers Field Research Opportunities

This year researchers will be collecting blood to evaluate the horses' total protein, chloride, and potassium levels. Read More

Drought, Temperature, Fires Challenge Tevis Water Supply

Organizers and volunteers are working to ensure an adequate water supply for participants in the 100-mile ride. Read More

Toth and Take A Break Win Tevis Cup in Soaring Temperatures

High temperatures, which soared to over 100°F, played a role in the ride's 47% completion rate. Read More

Tevis Research Evaluates Horses' Blood Chloride Levels

Veterinarians are aiming to identify endurance horses in danger of metabolic failure during competition. Read More

Farrabba Wins 2012 Haggin Cup at Tevis

The 11-year-old Arabian gelding finished the 100-mile ride in fourth place. Read More

Husband and Wife Team Capture 2012 Tevis Cup

The pair completed the 100-mile ride in 14 hours, 50 minutes. Read More

Horse Health Research Abounds at 2012 Tevis Cup

Three horse health and welfare studies will be carried out during this year's Tevis Cup endurance ride. Read More

Tevis 2011: Haggin Cup Awarded to Riverwatch

On Oct. 9 the Tevis Cup committee presented the Haggin Cup to ride winners Jeremy Reynolds and Riverwatch. Read More

Jeremy Reynolds Wins 2011 Tevis Cup

Reynolds and the Arabian gelding Riverwatch clocked a time of 100 miles in 10 hours, 31 minutes. Read More

Tevis 2011: Snow Forces Changes to Ride Route

The Tevis track was rerouted after six to 10 inches of snow fell on parts of the trail. Read More

Tevis 2011: Date Change Means Cooler Competition Weather

The Tevis Cup's date change means competitors will have an added challenge of cooler competition weather. Read More

Toxic Blue-Green Algae Forces Trail Event Cancellation

A competitive trail riding event in Kansas was canceled due to blue-green algae in Big Hill Reservoir. Read More

Record Snowfall Forces Rescheduling of Tevis Ride

The 55th running of the 100-mile Tevis Ride endurance competition has been rescheduled for October 8 due to Read More

Horsey Hollywood: Meet the Equine Stars of "True Grit"

On Dec. 22, Paramount Pictures released the remake of the 1969 John Wayne classic, True Grit. Among the star-studded cast of the film are Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon, and a slew of equine actors that bring the Western movie to life. The "director" of Read More

Car Forces Horse into Storm Drain, Rider Escapes Injury

A horse is dead after being forced off a road and into a storm drain by a passing car. The accident occurred on Dec. 4 when a speeding car reportedly forced 100-year-old rider Bert Bonnett and his Missouri Fox Trotter mare, Cassie, from the road ... Read More

Technology at WEG Endurance Event: GPS Tracking and Swipe Card Accuracy

Cutting-edge GPS technology will provide real-time tracking of the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG) Endurance competitors as they race tomorrow in Lexington, Ky. "Anyone with a laptop will be able to track the horses, at the event Read More

Criteria for Tevis Veterinarians Judging Haggin Cup Winners

Veterinary involvement in the selection of the Haggin Cup, awarded to the horse found to be in the "most superior physical condition" after successful completing 100 miles of the Western States Trail, is extremely important.

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Tevis Volunteer Rescues Fallen Mare

Jack Meyer, a Tevis volunteer and an ultra-marathon runner from Foresthill, Calif., went beyond the call of duty when he rescued a black Anglo-Arab mare that had fallen into a ravine. Christoph Schork's 9-year-old Castle Country Karahty Read More

The Fury Awarded Haggin Cup at 2010 Tevis

At the conclusion of the 2010 Tevis Cup awards banquet, The Fury, an 8-year-old Arabian gelding ridden by Garrett Ford, Durango, Colo., was named the James Ben Ali Haggin Cup winner. Read More

Tevis Cup 2010 Claimed by Heraldic and John Crandell

John Crandell and Heraldic won their second Tevis Cup at 10:14 p.m. (unofficial) yesterday when the 12-year-old bay Arabian gelding cantered across the white chalk finish line to the cheers of nearly 200 endurance racing enthusiasts in Auburn, Read More