Sea 2 Shining Sea Ride

Sea 2 Shining Sea is a yearlong virtual ride on Icelandic Horses.  This 5,000 mile ‘ride’ uses 20 checkpoints in 4 regions of the US starting January 1, 2021 ending December 31, 2021.  Each checkpoint will count for 250 miles or 62.5 hours of riding.

Riders can participate as individuals or teams.  All participants must be US Icelandic Horse Congress members throughout the ride to log their hours.  Participants log their time riding which we will convert to distance at 4 miles-per-hour.  This is easier for everyone to record.  If you are riding as part of a team you should log your individual time.  We will take care of crediting your rides to the correct group.  Teams can only have a maximum of six riders.

The horses used in the ride must be registered Icelandic Horses.  They do not have to be registered in the United States…any FEIF member country’s registry or WorldFengur is acceptable.

The Sea 2 Shining Sea ride is for leisure riders.  You participate by riding or driving your Icelandic horse however you like – if you are not being paid for the time.  The route is designed stage stop style.  The checkpoints do not make one continuous trail but are actual places that you can go and ride your horse in the USA during the year 2021.  Local clubs may host rides at some of the locations, these will be announced on the S2SS FB page and you are welcome to join!

You will log your hours by logging into www.icelandics.org with your USIHC Member login, select the “Ride” tab to find Sea 2 Shining Sea Ride. Hours must be entered in decimal format and you can log hours weekly or daily, the new week begins on Wednesday 12:00 AM Eastern and ends Tuesday at 11:59 PM Eastern.  If you accidentally log hours incorrectly you can log negative hours (ex: -2.5) to adjust your hours.

Once the week is over, you need to start your hours at zero again.  Please, do not carry hours forward between weeks.  Since this ride is aimed at leisure activities, we expect your weekly total will be under 20 hours.  If you have a big week, you will need to e-mail your hours to us with a short description of what you did during the week.  Lastly, hours count when you are doing an activity (riding or driving) with your horse…not watching someone’s lesson or auditing a clinic.  It is one on one with a horse.

We have created a Sea 2 Shining Sea Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/groups/1866794093559110/) and encourage everyone to share photos and stories about their rides.

Click here to download the complete rules and regulations. Have questions or want to join in on the ride? email s2ss@icelandics.org 

 

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S2SS Progress

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Teams Leaderboard

1
Ice Trekkers
564.00
2
Solheimer Dream Team
551.56
3
Solfaxi
436.28
4
Merrimack Valley Icelandics
436.20
5
Hestafolk II
434.20
6
Merrimack Valley Icelandics II
427.60
7
Frozen Tundra Tölters
356.60
8
Alaska Arctic Riders
340.56
9
Northcountry Tolters
328.60
10
Hestafolk
274.20
11
West Coast Tölting Girls
270.20
12
Girls from Vermont Icelandic Horse Farm
262.00
13
The Merry Maryland Mares
159.52
14
AIHA
146.20
15
Sirius Trail Tölters I
123.00
16
Sirius Trail Tölters II
115.44
17
Virginia Valkyries
112.00
18
Heaven’s Icies
94.80

Individual Leaderboard

1
Alys Culhane (Hestafolk II)
280.00
2
Daniel Coverdell (Alaska Arctic Riders)
258.56
3
Amy Bedell (Solheimer Dream Team)
219.00
4
Emelia Stewart (West Coast Tölting Girls)
214.20
5
Anne Owen (Ice Trekkers)
184.00
6
Claudia Salzer (Ice Trekkers)
176.00
7
Sabrina Drake (Solfaxi)
166.28
8
Christine Snyder (Solfaxi)
164.00
9
Jennifer Bergantino (Merrimack Valley Icelandics)
156.00
10
Raven Flores (Ice Trekkers)
148.00
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11
Claudia Burnham (Merrimack Valley Icelandics II)
135.60
12
Iris Heidberg (Frozen Tundra Tölters)
134.00
13
Isabella Sharpensteen (Frozen Tundra Tölters)
122.00
14
Brigit Huwyler (Northcountry Tolters)
104.00
15
Isabelle Maranda (Girls from Vermont Icelandic Horse Farm)
102.00
16
Nancy Rohlfs (Merrimack Valley Icelandics II)
100.00
17
Pierre Lessard (Individual)
98.80
18
Misty Circle (AIHA)
88.00
19
Meredith Vanderminden (Solheimer Dream Team)
86.16
20
RJ West (Hestafolk)
84.00
21
Annamaria Wallström (Merrimack Valley Icelandics)
83.00
22
Serenity Perigo (Hestafolk II)
80.00
23
Arianna De Forge (Girls from Vermont Icelandic Horse Farm)
79.00
24
Kathryn L Kalan (Merrimack Valley Icelandics)
77.20
25
Deborah Cook (Heaven’s Icies)
76.80
26
Heather Skopik (Solfaxi)
76.00
27
Jacki Edens (The Merry Maryland Mares)
72.00
28
Brynja Meehan (Merrimack Valley Icelandics II)
70.00
29
Lin M Campbell (Frozen Tundra Tölters)
70.00
30
Susan Matheke (Solheimer Dream Team)
70.00
31
AMY KEELER (Solheimer Dream Team)
69.20
32
Jane Gately (Northcountry Tolters)
68.60
33
Charity Simard (Merrimack Valley Icelandics II)
68.00
34
Susan Gibbons (Solheimer Dream Team)
67.20
35
Martina Gates (Northcountry Tolters)
64.00
36
Ron Hoover (Sirius Trail Tölters I)
62.00
37
Susan Johnson (Hestafolk)
62.00
38
Lauren Murphy (Hestafolk)
60.00
39
Sandie Weaver (Ice Trekkers)
56.00
40
Ona Kwiatkowski (Northcountry Tolters)
54.00
41
Louisa Stewart (West Coast Tölting Girls)
51.00
42
Brenda Richard (Alaska Arctic Riders)
50.00
43
Meagan Wisniewski (The Merry Maryland Mares)
48.40
44
Janet Mulder (AIHA)
46.00
45
Phebe Kiryk (Merrimack Valley Icelandics)
44.00
46
Andrea Smith (Merrimack Valley Icelandics)
44.00
47
Liesl Kolbe (Girls from Vermont Icelandic Horse Farm)
41.00
48
Constance Wilmoth (Sirius Trail Tölters II)
40.00
49
Amelie Maranda (Girls from Vermont Icelandic Horse Farm)
40.00
50
Patricia Fay (Solheimer Dream Team)
40.00
51
Marjorie Lewis (The Merry Maryland Mares)
39.12
52
Linda Wallitner (Hestafolk II)
39.00
53
Shellie Greyhavens (Sirius Trail Tölters I)
33.00
54
Mary Sackinger (Alaska Arctic Riders)
32.00
55
Debra Benanti (Merrimack Valley Icelandics)
32.00
56
Lisa McKeen (Hestafolk)
32.00
57
Emily Potts (Northcountry Tolters)
32.00
58
AnnMarie Greeley O'Connor (Merrimack Valley Icelandics II)
30.00
59
Julia Hutter (Virginia Valkyries)
30.00
60
Kerstin Lundgren (Sirius Trail Tölters II)
26.00
61
Shawn Jackson (Sirius Trail Tölters II)
24.72
62
Joann Hayssen (Merrimack Valley Icelandics II)
24.00
63
Catherine Otis (Virginia Valkyries)
24.00
64
Sophie Hutter (Virginia Valkyries)
24.00
65
Cathy Nelson (Solfaxi)
22.00
66
Bonnie Bilger (Frozen Tundra Tölters)
21.40
67
Judy Skogen (Hestafolk)
20.00
68
Joe Hutter (Virginia Valkyries)
20.00
69
Jaime Jackson (Sirius Trail Tölters II)
18.72
70
Terri Ingram (Heaven’s Icies)
18.00
71
Monica Urrutia-Sheehan (Hestafolk II)
18.00
72
Terri Mielke (Hestafolk II)
17.20
73
Mary Chamberlin (Hestafolk)
16.20
74
Lisa Blumhagen (Individual)
15.00
75
Isabella Hutter (Virginia Valkyries)
14.00
76
Deborah Kenny (Individual)
12.00
77
Frances Rospotynski (Sirius Trail Tölters I)
12.00
78
Terri Keene (Frozen Tundra Tölters)
9.20
79
Colleen McCafferty (Sirius Trail Tölters I)
8.00
80
Sherry Hoover (Sirius Trail Tölters I)
8.00
81
Carol Meyers (Solfaxi)
8.00
82
Ellen Halverson (AIHA)
6.20
83
Catherine Rekers (Sirius Trail Tölters II)
6.00
84
Claudia Sihler (AIHA)
6.00
85
Leah Greenberger (Northcountry Tolters)
6.00
86
Anna Bella Covert (West Coast Tölting Girls)
5.00
87
Ebba Meehan
0.00
88
Ashley Perigo
0.00
89
Karen Winhold
0.00

The Route (total 5,000)

First Quarter : 0 miles complete
Leg
Route
Region
Ride
Distance
#1
Southeast
Louisiana
Gum Springs Horse Trails
250 mi
#2
Southeast
Mississippi
Big Foot Horse Trails
250 mi
#3
Southeast
North Carolina
South Mountains State Park
250 mi
#4
Southeast
South Carolina
Salad Shoals Park
250 mi
#5
Southeast
West Virginia
Chief Logan State Park
250 mi
Second Quarter : 1250 miles complete
#6
Northeast
Pennsylvania
Gifford Pinchot State Park
250 mi
#7
Northeast
New Jersey
Allamuchy Mountain State Park
250 mi
#8
Northeast
Rhode Island
Arcadia Management Area
250 mi
#9
Northeast
Delaware
Trap Pond State Park
250 mi
#10
Northeast
New Hampshire
Bear Brook State Park
250 mi
Half Way : 2500 miles complete
#11
Mid West
North Dakota
Sheyenne Grasslands
250 mi
#12
Mid West
South Dakota
Sundance Trail
250 mi
#13
Mid West
Nebraska
Indian Cave Trail
250 mi
#14
Mid West
Kansas
Cimarron Grasslands, Turkey Trail
250 mi
#15
Mid West
Iowa
Yellow River Paint Creek Loop Trail
250 mi
Three Quarters: 3750 miles complete
#16
Western
Washington
Pacific Crest Trail
250 mi
#17
Western
Montana
The Bob Marshall Wilderness
250 mi
#18
Western
Idaho
The Bob Marshall Wilderness
250 mi
#19
Western
Oregon
Todd Creek Horse Camp
250 mi
#20
Western
Nevada
Columbine Campground Austin
250 mi
Ride Complete!- 5000 miles

Team Merrimack Valley Icelandics. Photo by Andrea Smith.
Photo by Claudia Salzer
Photo by Iris Heidberg
photo by Kerstin Lundgren
Photo by Leah Greenberger
Photo by Ellen Lichtenstein Podhajsky
Photo by Susie Porter Johnson
Photo by Jane Wood Gately
 

SmartPak is a 2020 Sea 2 Shining Sea Ride sponsor generously donating gift certificates for prizes.