Sea 2 Shining Sea Ride

2023 Sea 2 Shining Sea

Sea 2 Shining Sea is a yearlong virtual ride on Icelandic Horses.  This 4,000 mile ‘ride’ follows the historical Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine and the historical Oregon Trail from Missouri to Oregon. The ride begins on January 7, 2024 ending December 31, 2024.  Each checkpoint will count for 200 miles or about  50 hours of riding.  (Actual distances between locations may be slightly more or less than 200 miles)

Riders can participate as individuals or in teams.  All participants must be USIHC members throughout the ride to log their hours. Participants log their time riding which is converted to distance at 4 miles-per-hour. If you are riding as part of a team you should log your individual time. The website credits your rides to the team you joined. Teams may have up to six riders.

Horses used in the ride must be Icelandic horses, either fully registered or having obtained a participation number from USIHC after being DNA verified. Registered horses do not have to be registered in the United States, any FEIF member country’s registry or WorldFengur is acceptable.

Prior to participating in the ride, please review the 2024 Sea 2 Shining Sea Rules.

 

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S2SS Progress

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Teams Leaderboard

1
Merrimack Valley Icelandics
597.20
2
Northcountry Tolters
581.00
3
Ice Trekkers
482.00
4
Hestafolk Central
401.32
5
Síglaðir Tölters
379.00
6
Solfaxi
278.00
7
Hestafolk North
244.00
8
Tolt-A-Holics
200.00
9
Sirius Tolting Trekkers
186.80
10
Toppur Tolters
140.28
11
Arctic Alaska Riders
115.00
12
Merry Mares of Maryland
97.00
13
Astounding Alfadans
77.40
14
AIHA
70.00
15
Team Windhorse
62.00
16
Awesome Alfadans
60.00
17
Cedar Tree Icelandics
48.00
18
Cascade
24.00
19
Tolting Trailblazers
24.00
20
Hestafolk South
22.00

Individual Leaderboard

1
Scott Smith (Merrimack Valley Icelandics)
208.00
2
Claudia Salzer (Ice Trekkers)
204.00
3
Shelby Walker (Merrimack Valley Icelandics)
190.00
4
Iris Heidberg (Síglaðir Tölters)
170.00
5
Ron Hoover (Tolt-A-Holics)
164.00
6
Christine Snyder (Solfaxi)
156.00
7
Serenity Perigo (Hestafolk North)
140.00
8
Lauren Murphy (Hestafolk Central)
139.32
9
Leah Greenberger (Northcountry Tolters)
125.00
10
Heleen Heyning (Northcountry Tolters)
120.00
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11
Doreen Shoda (Hestafolk Central)
120.00
12
Brigit Huwyler (Northcountry Tolters)
114.00
13
VALERIE MOORE (Merrimack Valley Icelandics)
114.00
14
Kristina Behringer (Síglaðir Tölters)
109.00
15
Shellie Greyhavens (Sirius Tolting Trekkers)
102.80
16
Sabrina Drake (Ice Trekkers)
100.00
17
AMY KEELER (Individual)
97.00
18
Heather Skopik (Solfaxi)
96.00
19
Susan Gibbons (Individual)
92.20
20
Susan Matheke (Individual)
91.80
21
Judy Skogen (Hestafolk Central)
91.00
22
Inez Valk (Northcountry Tolters)
90.00
23
Raven Flores (Ice Trekkers)
84.00
24
Jana L. Strait (Toppur Tolters)
81.20
25
Colleen Schumacher (Síglaðir Tölters)
80.00
26
Sue Roska (Individual)
80.00
27
Martina Gates (Northcountry Tolters)
76.00
28
Cynthia Tolbert (Merrimack Valley Icelandics)
72.00
29
Claudia Sihler (AIHA)
70.00
30
Pierre Lessard (Individual)
69.00
31
Monica Urrutia-Sheehan (Hestafolk North)
60.00
32
Samantha Tuttlebee (Northcountry Tolters)
56.00
33
Sandie Weaver (Ice Trekkers)
54.00
34
Julia Hutter (Team Windhorse)
48.00
35
Annamaria Wallström (Cedar Tree Icelandics)
48.00
36
Daniel Coverdell (Arctic Alaska Riders)
46.00
37
Shauna Flanigan (Astounding Alfadans)
44.60
38
Annika Gunnarson
44.00
39
Lisa McKeen (Hestafolk North)
44.00
40
Tony Strait (Toppur Tolters)
40.40
41
Helga Sveinsdottir (Thordarson) (Ice Trekkers)
40.00
42
Latifia Rodriguez (Individual)
40.00
43
Hailey Carballo (Merry Mares of Maryland)
40.00
44
Marjorie Lewis (Merry Mares of Maryland)
37.00
45
Melanie Ku (Sirius Tolting Trekkers)
36.00
46
Sandra Solberg (Hestafolk Central)
36.00
47
Alana Wright (Arctic Alaska Riders)
32.00
48
"Nilla" Anna Pernilla Ekström-Rypka (Individual)
32.00
49
Alexandra Venable (Awesome Alfadans)
28.00
50
Bonnie Bilger (Solfaxi)
26.00
51
Lori Birge (Cascade)
24.00
52
Frances Rospotynski (Sirius Tolting Trekkers)
24.00
53
Sarah Wood (Tolting Trailblazers)
24.00
54
Pamela Hill (Hestafolk South)
22.00
55
Jennifer Quinn (Astounding Alfadans)
20.00
56
Mary Sackinger (Arctic Alaska Riders)
20.00
57
Kim Freeman (Síglaðir Tölters)
20.00
58
Lisa Blumhagen (Toppur Tolters)
18.68
59
Ellen Halverson (Arctic Alaska Riders)
17.00
60
Rob Gregory (Tolt-A-Holics)
16.00
61
Morgan K. Venable
16.00
62
Isabella Hutter
16.00
63
Katie Daly (Awesome Alfadans)
16.00
64
Deborah Gregory (Tolt-A-Holics)
16.00
65
Leah Carballo (Merry Mares of Maryland)
16.00
66
Lisa Greenfield (Hestafolk Central)
15.00
67
Lindsay Blatt
14.00
68
Joe Hutter (Team Windhorse)
14.00
69
Kathryn L Kalan (Merrimack Valley Icelandics)
13.20
70
Lisa Davis (Sirius Tolting Trekkers)
12.00
71
Colleen McCafferty (Sirius Tolting Trekkers)
12.00
72
Sophie Hutter
10.00
73
Laura Stautberg Glaza
10.00
74
Linda Eddy (Awesome Alfadans)
9.00
75
Madie Richenstein (Astounding Alfadans)
8.00
76
Renny Christopher (Awesome Alfadans)
7.00
77
Amy Clifton (Astounding Alfadans)
4.80
78
Nancy Radebaugh (Tolt-A-Holics)
4.00
79
RJ West
4.00
80
Claire Wolfe (Merry Mares of Maryland)
4.00

The Route (total 4,000)

First Quarter : 0 miles complete
Leg
Route
Region
Ride
Distance
#1
1Q
GA
Springer Mt.
0 mi
#2
1Q
NC
Wayah Bald
200 mi
#3
1Q
NC
Hot Spring
400 mi
#4
1Q
VA
Damascus
600 mi
#5
1Q
VA
Brown Mountain
800 mi
#6
1Q
MD
Raven Rock Shelter
1000 mi
Second Quarter : 1000 miles complete
#7
2Q
PA
Port Clinton
1200 mi
#8
2Q
NY
Pawling
1400 mi
#9
2Q
VT
Stratton Pond
1600 mi
#10
2Q
ME
Full Goose Shelter
1800 mi
#11
2Q
ME
Baxter Peak - Katahdin
2000 mi
Half Way : 2000 miles complete
#12
3Q
MO
Independence
2200 mi
#13
Q3
NE
Fort Kearney
2400 mi
#14
Q3
NE
Chimney Rock
2600 mi
#15
Q3
WY
Independence Rock
2800 mi
#18
Q3
WY
Fort Bridger
3000 mi
Three Quarters: 3000 miles complete
#19
Q4
ID
Fort Hall
3200 mi
#20
Q4
ID
Fort Boise
3400 mi
#21
Q4
WA
Fort Walla Walla
3600 mi
#22
Q4
OR
The Dalles
3800 mi
#23
Q4
OR
Oregon City
4000 mi
Ride Complete! 4000 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