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
5,032.00
2
Solheimer Dream Team
4,102.76
3
Hestafolk II
3,691.96
4
Merrimack Valley Icelandics
3,663.08
5
Hestafolk
3,488.08
6
Merrimack Valley Icelandics II
3,456.80
7
Solfaxi
3,379.72
8
Frozen Tundra Tölters
3,184.24
9
Northcountry Tolters
2,625.60
10
West Coast Tölting Girls
2,347.40
11
Virginia Valkyries
2,218.80
12
Hestafolk III
2,168.04
13
Alaska Arctic Riders
2,109.60
14
Sirius Trail Tölters II
1,747.44
15
Girls from Vermont Icelandic Horse Farm
1,711.56
16
AIHA
1,604.40
17
The Merry Maryland Mares
1,230.20
18
Blue Ridge Riders
1,204.00
19
Sirius Trail Tölters I
1,147.08
20
Heaven’s Icies
897.24

Individual Leaderboard

1
Alys Culhane (Hestafolk II)
2,189.96
2
Amy Bedell (Solheimer Dream Team)
1,871.00
3
Claudia Salzer (Ice Trekkers)
1,540.00
4
Emelia Stewart (West Coast Tölting Girls)
1,439.40
5
Daniel Coverdell (Alaska Arctic Riders)
1,424.60
6
Raven Flores (Ice Trekkers)
1,420.00
7
Anne Owen (Ice Trekkers)
1,304.00
8
Susan Johnson (Hestafolk)
1,001.00
9
Brynja Meehan (Merrimack Valley Icelandics II)
954.00
10
Arianna De Forge (Girls from Vermont Icelandic Horse Farm)
941.00
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11
Iris Heidberg (Frozen Tundra Tölters)
938.00
12
Jennifer Bergantino (Merrimack Valley Icelandics)
931.00
13
Heather Skopik (Solfaxi)
902.00
14
Nancy Rohlfs (Merrimack Valley Icelandics II)
900.00
15
Doreen Shoda (Hestafolk III)
888.04
16
Lin M Campbell (Frozen Tundra Tölters)
873.84
17
Sabrina Drake (Solfaxi)
857.68
18
Annamaria Wallström (Merrimack Valley Icelandics)
849.68
19
Christine Snyder (Solfaxi)
828.00
20
Isabella Sharpensteen (Frozen Tundra Tölters)
778.00
21
Chris Cerrato (Hestafolk III)
748.00
22
Pierre Lessard (Individual)
731.60
23
Brigit Huwyler (Northcountry Tolters)
718.00
24
Serenity Perigo (Hestafolk II)
676.00
25
RJ West (Hestafolk)
676.00
26
Kathryn L Kalan (Merrimack Valley Icelandics)
672.40
27
Martina Gates (Northcountry Tolters)
664.00
28
Lisa McKeen (Hestafolk)
660.00
29
Lauren Murphy (Hestafolk)
650.88
30
Julia Hutter (Virginia Valkyries)
611.00
31
Leah Greenberger (Northcountry Tolters)
587.00
32
Charity Simard (Merrimack Valley Icelandics II)
568.00
33
Phebe Kiryk (Merrimack Valley Icelandics)
564.00
34
Misty Bohnert (AIHA)
555.60
35
Lynda Zur (Individual)
540.00
36
Rachel Miller (Individual)
540.00
37
Deborah Cook (Heaven’s Icies)
536.40
38
Isabelle Maranda (Girls from Vermont Icelandic Horse Farm)
534.00
39
Sheri Harder (Solfaxi)
532.00
40
Claudia Burnham (Merrimack Valley Icelandics II)
525.80
41
AMY KEELER (Solheimer Dream Team)
517.60
42
Susan Matheke (Solheimer Dream Team)
514.00
43
Meredith Vanderminden (Solheimer Dream Team)
506.96
44
Andrea Smith (Merrimack Valley Icelandics)
498.00
45
Susan Gibbons (Solheimer Dream Team)
495.20
46
Sandie Weaver (Ice Trekkers)
492.00
47
Ron Hoover (Sirius Trail Tölters I)
488.00
48
Mary Schwarz (Blue Ridge Riders)
474.00
49
Shawn Jackson (Sirius Trail Tölters II)
472.72
50
Jaime Jackson (Sirius Trail Tölters II)
472.72
51
Sophie Hutter (Virginia Valkyries)
470.00
52
Patricia Carballo (The Merry Maryland Mares)
469.16
53
Constance Wilmoth (Sirius Trail Tölters II)
454.00
54
Claudia Sihler (AIHA)
430.00
55
Terri Mielke (Hestafolk II)
423.20
56
Meagan Wisniewski (The Merry Maryland Mares)
413.92
57
Isabella Hutter (Virginia Valkyries)
398.00
58
Karen Azoff (Virginia Valkyries)
390.00
59
Suzi McGraw (Blue Ridge Riders)
378.00
60
Janet Mulder (AIHA)
374.20
61
Terri Keene (Frozen Tundra Tölters)
373.80
62
Ona Kwiatkowski (Northcountry Tolters)
358.00
63
Robyn Schmutz (West Coast Tölting Girls)
356.00
64
Antje Freygang (Blue Ridge Riders)
352.00
65
Barbara Shaer (Individual)
333.52
66
Lisa Hart (Hestafolk III)
320.00
67
Lisa Blumhagen (Individual)
318.76
68
Louisa Stewart (West Coast Tölting Girls)
313.60
69
Linda Eddy (Individual)
302.00
70
AnnMarie Greeley O'Connor (Merrimack Valley Icelandics II)
294.00
71
Judy Skogen (Hestafolk)
291.00
72
Catherine Otis (Virginia Valkyries)
290.00
73
Mary Sackinger (Alaska Arctic Riders)
286.00
74
Shellie Greyhavens (Sirius Trail Tölters I)
277.68
75
Helga Sveinsdottir (Ice Trekkers)
276.00
76
Marjorie Lewis (The Merry Maryland Mares)
275.12
77
Donnamarie Temple-Burgess (Heaven’s Icies)
274.84
78
Linda Wallitner (Hestafolk II)
269.80
79
Brenda Richard (Alaska Arctic Riders)
262.00
80
Jane Coleman (Sirius Trail Tölters II)
260.00
81
Ellen Halverson (AIHA)
244.60
82
Deborah Kenny (Individual)
242.00
83
Jane Gately (Northcountry Tolters)
232.60
84
Joann Hayssen (Merrimack Valley Icelandics II)
215.00
85
Mary Chamberlin (Hestafolk)
209.20
86
Cathy Nelson (Solfaxi)
200.04
87
Patricia Fay (Solheimer Dream Team)
198.00
88
Liesl Kolbe (Girls from Vermont Icelandic Horse Farm)
196.56
89
Sherry Hoover (Sirius Trail Tölters I)
196.00
90
Anna Bella Covert (West Coast Tölting Girls)
194.40
91
Bonnie Bilger (Frozen Tundra Tölters)
189.60
92
"Nilla" Anna Pernilla Ekström-Rypka (Individual)
178.00
93
Debra Benanti (Merrimack Valley Icelandics)
148.00
94
Emily Bitler
141.20
95
Monica Urrutia-Sheehan (Hestafolk II)
133.00
96
Layla Schuitema (Hestafolk III)
120.00
97
Silke Wandling (Alaska Arctic Riders)
109.00
98
Colleen McCafferty (Sirius Trail Tölters I)
96.00
99
Ashley Perigo (Hestafolk III)
92.00
100
Frances Rospotynski (Sirius Trail Tölters I)
89.40
101
Terri Ingram (Heaven’s Icies)
86.00
102
Kerstin Lundgren (Sirius Trail Tölters II)
82.00
103
Jacki Edens (The Merry Maryland Mares)
72.00
104
Emily Potts (Northcountry Tolters)
66.00
105
Carol Meyers (Solfaxi)
60.00
106
Joe Hutter (Virginia Valkyries)
59.80
107
Samantha Harrigan (West Coast Tölting Girls)
44.00
108
Amelie Maranda (Girls from Vermont Icelandic Horse Farm)
40.00
109
Cecelia Haentjens (Frozen Tundra Tölters)
31.00
110
Markus Doerry (Alaska Arctic Riders)
28.00
111
Catherine Rekers (Sirius Trail Tölters II)
6.00
112
Ebba Meehan
0.00
113
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.