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
Solheimer Dream Team
2,193.16
2
Ice Trekkers
2,172.00
3
Solfaxi
1,764.24
4
Hestafolk II
1,728.76
5
Merrimack Valley Icelandics
1,660.28
6
Frozen Tundra Tölters
1,454.00
7
Merrimack Valley Icelandics II
1,404.80
8
West Coast Tölting Girls
1,359.20
9
Hestafolk
1,273.20
10
Northcountry Tolters
1,172.60
11
Girls from Vermont Icelandic Horse Farm
1,047.56
12
Alaska Arctic Riders
833.40
13
AIHA
555.40
14
Sirius Trail Tölters I
550.68
15
Sirius Trail Tölters II
507.44
16
Virginia Valkyries
500.80
17
Hestafolk III
488.04
18
The Merry Maryland Mares
361.44
19
Heaven’s Icies
279.80
20
Blue Ridge Riders
218.00

Individual Leaderboard

1
Alys Culhane (Hestafolk II)
1,103.96
2
Amy Bedell (Solheimer Dream Team)
949.00
3
Emelia Stewart (West Coast Tölting Girls)
811.80
4
Claudia Salzer (Ice Trekkers)
740.00
5
Daniel Coverdell (Alaska Arctic Riders)
637.40
6
Raven Flores (Ice Trekkers)
632.00
7
Anne Owen (Ice Trekkers)
576.00
8
Christine Snyder (Solfaxi)
526.00
9
Arianna De Forge (Girls from Vermont Icelandic Horse Farm)
517.00
10
Jennifer Bergantino (Merrimack Valley Icelandics)
497.00
Show/Hide Full Standings
11
Heather Skopik (Solfaxi)
486.00
12
Iris Heidberg (Frozen Tundra Tölters)
480.00
13
Annamaria Wallström (Merrimack Valley Icelandics)
430.88
14
Sabrina Drake (Solfaxi)
410.24
15
Lin M Campbell (Frozen Tundra Tölters)
386.20
16
RJ West (Hestafolk)
386.00
17
Isabella Sharpensteen (Frozen Tundra Tölters)
372.00
18
Robyn Schmutz (West Coast Tölting Girls)
356.00
19
Serenity Perigo (Hestafolk II)
356.00
20
Nancy Rohlfs (Merrimack Valley Icelandics II)
348.00
21
Brynja Meehan (Merrimack Valley Icelandics II)
322.00
22
Lynda Zur (Individual)
308.00
23
Kathryn L Kalan (Merrimack Valley Icelandics)
304.40
24
Isabelle Maranda (Girls from Vermont Icelandic Horse Farm)
294.00
25
AMY KEELER (Solheimer Dream Team)
286.20
26
Brigit Huwyler (Northcountry Tolters)
286.00
27
Claudia Burnham (Merrimack Valley Icelandics II)
283.80
28
Misty Bohnert (AIHA)
282.00
29
Susan Matheke (Solheimer Dream Team)
277.40
30
Pierre Lessard (Individual)
272.80
31
Ron Hoover (Sirius Trail Tölters I)
272.00
32
Rachel Miller (Individual)
268.00
33
Deborah Cook (Heaven’s Icies)
261.80
34
Leah Greenberger (Northcountry Tolters)
257.00
35
Susan Johnson (Hestafolk)
252.00
36
Susan Gibbons (Solheimer Dream Team)
250.40
37
Lauren Murphy (Hestafolk)
250.00
38
Meredith Vanderminden (Solheimer Dream Team)
246.16
39
Martina Gates (Northcountry Tolters)
236.00
40
Charity Simard (Merrimack Valley Icelandics II)
228.00
41
Andrea Smith (Merrimack Valley Icelandics)
224.00
42
Sandie Weaver (Ice Trekkers)
224.00
43
Julia Hutter (Virginia Valkyries)
203.00
44
Meagan Wisniewski (The Merry Maryland Mares)
197.92
45
Liesl Kolbe (Girls from Vermont Icelandic Horse Farm)
196.56
46
Doreen Shoda (Hestafolk III)
192.04
47
Ona Kwiatkowski (Northcountry Tolters)
184.00
48
Patricia Fay (Solheimer Dream Team)
184.00
49
Sheri Harder (Solfaxi)
180.00
50
Lisa McKeen (Hestafolk)
172.00
51
Louisa Stewart (West Coast Tölting Girls)
167.40
52
AnnMarie Greeley O'Connor (Merrimack Valley Icelandics II)
166.00
53
Constance Wilmoth (Sirius Trail Tölters II)
154.00
54
Janet Mulder (AIHA)
148.20
55
Jane Gately (Northcountry Tolters)
143.60
56
Brenda Richard (Alaska Arctic Riders)
138.00
57
Terri Keene (Frozen Tundra Tölters)
136.40
58
Judy Skogen (Hestafolk)
132.00
59
Shellie Greyhavens (Sirius Trail Tölters I)
116.68
60
Phebe Kiryk (Merrimack Valley Icelandics)
116.00
61
Shawn Jackson (Sirius Trail Tölters II)
115.72
62
Jaime Jackson (Sirius Trail Tölters II)
115.72
63
Terri Mielke (Hestafolk II)
113.20
64
Lisa Blumhagen (Individual)
111.16
65
Suzi McGraw (Blue Ridge Riders)
110.00
66
Linda Eddy (Individual)
110.00
67
Mary Schwarz (Blue Ridge Riders)
108.00
68
Sophie Hutter (Virginia Valkyries)
104.00
69
Linda Wallitner (Hestafolk II)
98.60
70
Chris Cerrato (Hestafolk III)
96.00
71
Marjorie Lewis (The Merry Maryland Mares)
91.52
72
Debra Benanti (Merrimack Valley Icelandics)
88.00
73
Claudia Sihler (AIHA)
88.00
74
Catherine Otis (Virginia Valkyries)
82.00
75
Mary Chamberlin (Hestafolk)
81.20
76
Jane Coleman (Sirius Trail Tölters II)
80.00
77
Bonnie Bilger (Frozen Tundra Tölters)
79.40
78
Barbara Shaer (Individual)
75.00
79
Ashley Perigo (Hestafolk III)
72.00
80
Jacki Edens (The Merry Maryland Mares)
72.00
81
Cathy Nelson (Solfaxi)
70.00
82
Lisa Hart (Hestafolk III)
68.00
83
Emily Potts (Northcountry Tolters)
66.00
84
Carol Meyers (Solfaxi)
60.00
85
Isabella Hutter (Virginia Valkyries)
60.00
86
Layla Schuitema (Hestafolk III)
60.00
87
Mary Sackinger (Alaska Arctic Riders)
58.00
88
Frances Rospotynski (Sirius Trail Tölters I)
58.00
89
Joann Hayssen (Merrimack Valley Icelandics II)
57.00
90
Monica Urrutia-Sheehan (Hestafolk II)
57.00
91
Sherry Hoover (Sirius Trail Tölters I)
56.00
92
"Nilla" Anna Pernilla Ekström-Rypka (Individual)
50.00
93
Colleen McCafferty (Sirius Trail Tölters I)
48.00
94
Amelie Maranda (Girls from Vermont Icelandic Horse Farm)
40.00
95
Joe Hutter (Virginia Valkyries)
39.80
96
Ellen Halverson (AIHA)
37.20
97
Kerstin Lundgren (Sirius Trail Tölters II)
36.00
98
Helga Sveinsdottir (Solfaxi)
32.00
99
Deborah Kenny (Individual)
24.00
100
Anna Bella Covert (West Coast Tölting Girls)
24.00
101
Terri Ingram (Heaven’s Icies)
18.00
102
Karen Azoff (Virginia Valkyries)
12.00
103
Catherine Rekers (Sirius Trail Tölters II)
6.00
104
Ebba Meehan
0.00
105
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.