Road to Nowhere: Tevis Hopefuls Head Home

Carrie Miracle-Jordan and Marilyn McCoy drove nearly 1,000 miles from Sierra Vista, Ariz., to Auburn, Calif., last week. Jordan planned to ride Stealawin, McCoy's 10-year-old Arabian gelding, in the 100-mile Tevis Cup endurance race.

However, when the women arrived, they found a race site prepared but unpopulated--the race had been called off due to compromised air quality from area wildfires while the women were en route.

Stealawin, horse hauled to Tevis race

After hauling 1,000 miles, Arabian gelding Stealawin discovers Tevis is canceled. He has completed two previous Tevis races.

Stealawin spent several days resting at the Auburn Fairgrounds, being walked and grazed every four hours before his long ride back to Arizona.

Were the two women disappointed?

"We do a lot of horse activities for adventures," Jordan said. "This was an adventure."

About the Author

Marsha Hayes

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

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