2007 Ride & Tie World Championship
Originally the Leviís Ride & Tie, this is the annual signature race of the Ride and Tie Association.
Drawing the largest crowd of competitors from across the nation and sometimes even from around the globe, this event is open to all who wish to tackle the sportís pinnacle event.
Historically scheduled for Fatherís Day weekend, with the intention of making attendance easy for families with school aged children, you might schedule your summer vacation event around this race. As plans for the next Championship are announced, specifics will be posted here. Depending on location, the camp is usually open for a full week before the race.
The World Championship race is not tied to one specific location: the race may be held in a different location each year, or may rest at one location for several years before moving to a new, fresh location.
The World Championship course will be designed to challenge. The mileage is altered from year to year in light of course ruggedness, elevation gain/loss, altitude and other factors that may affect course difficulty. The trail boss is tasked each year to design a course that can be won in 4 hours. Each successful team completing the full course, regardless of time, is awarded a pair of custom designed commemorative belt buckles. A short course is generally offered, concurrent to the World Championship, for those not prepared for the full challenge.
Championship to be held at the Cuneo Creek Horse Camp Humboldt Redwood State Park California
2007 Ride & Tie World Championship official site
San Diego woman Rufus Schneider, and partner Tom Johnson, repeated a feat accomplished only once before in the history of Ride & Tie when Schneider became the second woman ever to win the Ride & Tie World Championship since the sportís inception in 1