Marsha Hayes

Articles by Marsha Hayes

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

Beating The Heat at Tevis

When riders mount up this morning for the 55th Tevis Cup Ride they will be attempting a 100-mile horseback journey from Lake Tahoe to Auburn, Calif. When they begin their ride at the 7,200-foot-altitude Robie Equestrian Park, they will take with them Read More

Good Horse Luck and Good Karma, Tevis Style

Horsemen have always been a superstitious lot. For the Tevis Cup, a 100-mile equestrian endurance ride from Lake Tahoe to Auburn, Calif., riders pull out all the stops to improve their chances of completing the race in the required 24 hours. Read More

Tevis Will Highlight Conditioning, Athletic Prowess

At dawn on July 24, nearly 200 riders from across the country and around the world will set out on a 100-mile riding adventure over California's Sierra peaks. Some will race each other, and others will race the 24-hour clock that signals the end of e Read More

WEG Regional U.S. Endurance Team Selection Trials Held

The quality and depth of the horses and riders vying for the five coveted spots on the United States endurance team for the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games were made apparent after three regional selection trials held June 20-28. " Read More

Funny Cide Celebrates Fourth of July Retirement Anniversary

Exactly three years ago, Kentucky Derby winner Funny Cide crossed the finish line, first, of course, for the last time in his racing career. On that Fourth of July, he won the Wadsworth Memorial Handicap, bringing his earnings to $3,529.412.

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Mobile Veterinary Emergency Team Ready in Texas

Inspired by images from Hurricanes Katrina, Ike, and Rita, Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, in cooperation with the Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC), has created a mobile Veterinary Emergen Read More

Rachel Alexandra and Zenyatta: Who's Your Daddy?

Father's Day will probably find the super dads of American's equine racing superstars doing what many dads will do on their day: relaxing in the outdoors and basking in the sun and their offsprings' accomplishments. Medag Read More