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
Ice Trekkers
2,732.00
2
Merrimack Valley Icelandics
2,215.20
3
Northcountry Tolters
2,065.00
4
Tolt-A-Holics
1,721.00
5
Hestafolk Central
1,365.32
6
Astounding Alfadans
1,320.72
7
Arctic Alaska Riders
1,307.60
8
Síglaðir Tölters
1,126.00
9
Toppur Tolters
1,038.16
10
Solfaxi
941.00
11
Sirius Tolting Trekkers
725.80
12
Hestafolk North
722.00
13
Awesome Alfadans
657.00
14
AIHA
584.00
15
Tolting Trailblazers
577.20
16
Merry Mares of Maryland
493.60
17
Hestafolk South
311.00
18
Amazing Alfadans
202.00
19
Team Windhorse
62.00
20
Cedar Tree Icelandics
48.00

Individual Leaderboard

1
Raven Flores (Ice Trekkers)
1,052.00
2
Scott Smith (Merrimack Valley Icelandics)
702.00
3
Claudia Salzer (Ice Trekkers)
700.00
4
Shelby Walker (Merrimack Valley Icelandics)
694.00
5
Sabrina Drake (Ice Trekkers)
636.00
6
Iris Heidberg (Síglaðir Tölters)
628.00
7
Christine Snyder (Solfaxi)
596.00
8
Sarah Wood (Tolting Trailblazers)
577.20
9
Rob Gregory (Tolt-A-Holics)
496.00
10
Daniel Coverdell (Arctic Alaska Riders)
450.72
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11
Leah Greenberger (Northcountry Tolters)
447.00
12
Martina Gates (Northcountry Tolters)
424.00
13
Lauren Murphy (Hestafolk Central)
415.32
14
Shauna Flanigan (Astounding Alfadans)
399.60
15
Doreen Shoda (Hestafolk Central)
396.00
16
Cynthia Niebuhr (Toppur Tolters)
394.72
17
Deborah Gregory (Tolt-A-Holics)
388.00
18
Samantha Tuttlebee (Northcountry Tolters)
368.00
19
Ron Hoover (Tolt-A-Holics)
368.00
20
Brigit Huwyler (Northcountry Tolters)
364.00
21
VALERIE MOORE (Merrimack Valley Icelandics)
362.00
22
Susan Gibbons (Individual)
355.64
23
Alexandra Venable (Awesome Alfadans)
352.00
24
Latifia Rodriguez (Individual)
346.00
25
Judy Skogen (Hestafolk Central)
341.00
26
Shellie Greyhavens (Sirius Tolting Trekkers)
329.80
27
Jana L. Strait (Toppur Tolters)
318.40
28
Susan Matheke (Individual)
317.16
29
Lisa McKeen (Hestafolk North)
316.00
30
"Nilla" Anna Pernilla Ekström-Rypka (Individual)
308.00
31
Misty Bohnert (Arctic Alaska Riders)
302.64
32
AMY KEELER (Individual)
282.16
33
Amy Clifton (Astounding Alfadans)
261.92
34
Mary Sackinger (Arctic Alaska Riders)
260.00
35
Heleen Heyning (Northcountry Tolters)
256.00
36
RJ West
256.00
37
Cynthia Tolbert (Merrimack Valley Icelandics)
256.00
38
Pierre Lessard (Individual)
254.00
39
Samantha Harrigan (Astounding Alfadans)
236.00
40
Nancy Radebaugh (Tolt-A-Holics)
235.00
41
Madie Richenstein (Astounding Alfadans)
232.00
42
Serenity Perigo (Hestafolk North)
232.00
43
Heather Skopik (Solfaxi)
232.00
44
Sue Roska (Individual)
227.00
45
Claudia Sihler (AIHA)
224.00
46
Colleen Schumacher (Síglaðir Tölters)
220.00
47
Kristina Behringer (Síglaðir Tölters)
213.00
48
Inez Valk (Northcountry Tolters)
206.00
49
Lori Birge (Amazing Alfadans)
202.00
50
Kathryn L Kalan (Merrimack Valley Icelandics)
201.20
51
Tony Strait (Toppur Tolters)
198.20
52
Hailey Carballo (Merry Mares of Maryland)
196.00
53
Julie Ferreira (Individual)
195.68
54
Jennifer Quinn (Astounding Alfadans)
191.20
55
Sandie Weaver (Ice Trekkers)
184.00
56
Melanie Ku (Sirius Tolting Trekkers)
184.00
57
Alana Wright (Arctic Alaska Riders)
173.00
58
Sandra Solberg (Hestafolk Central)
170.00
59
Rebecca Pelletier (Hestafolk South)
164.00
60
Terri Mielke (AIHA)
164.00
61
Marjorie Lewis (Merry Mares of Maryland)
163.60
62
Helga Sveinsdottir (Thordarson) (Ice Trekkers)
160.00
63
Pamela Hill (Hestafolk South)
147.00
64
Linda Eddy (Awesome Alfadans)
140.92
65
Jaime Jackson (Tolt-A-Holics)
129.00
66
Ellen Halverson (Arctic Alaska Riders)
121.24
67
Lisa Blumhagen (Toppur Tolters)
120.84
68
Janet Mulder (AIHA)
120.00
69
Bonnie Bilger (Solfaxi)
113.00
70
Renny Christopher (Awesome Alfadans)
112.08
71
Shawn Jackson (Tolt-A-Holics)
105.00
72
Lindsay Gunzburger (Individual)
97.00
73
Leah Carballo (Merry Mares of Maryland)
96.00
74
Lisa Davis (Sirius Tolting Trekkers)
80.00
75
Colleen McCafferty (Sirius Tolting Trekkers)
76.00
76
Frank Sihler (AIHA)
76.00
77
Joan Krajewski (Hestafolk North)
72.00
78
Monica Urrutia-Sheehan (Hestafolk North)
66.00
79
Laura Stautberg Glaza
62.00
80
Frances Rospotynski (Sirius Tolting Trekkers)
56.00
81
Katie Daly (Awesome Alfadans)
52.00
82
Annika Gunnarson
52.00
83
Annamaria Wallström (Cedar Tree Icelandics)
48.00
84
Julia Hutter (Team Windhorse)
48.00
85
Lisa Greenfield (Hestafolk Central)
43.00
86
Kim Freeman (Síglaðir Tölters)
36.00
87
Susan Whitakerhill (Hestafolk North)
32.00
88
Lin M Campbell (Síglaðir Tölters)
29.00
89
Claire Wolfe (Merry Mares of Maryland)
28.00
90
Lindsay Blatt
20.00
91
Isabella Hutter
16.00
92
Morgan K. Venable
16.00
93
Joe Hutter (Team Windhorse)
14.00
94
Sophie Hutter
10.00
95
Patricia Carballo (Merry Mares of Maryland)
10.00
96
Teresa Harp (Toppur Tolters)
6.00
97
Mary Chamberlin (Hestafolk North)
4.00
98
Shelley Shearer (Individual)
0.00

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