Sea 2 Shining Sea Ride

2023 Sea 2 Shining Sea

Sea 2 Shining Sea is a yearlong virtual ride on Icelandic Horses. This 2,400 mile ‘ride’ follows the historical Route 66 from Chicago, IL to Santa Monica, CA. The ride begins on January 8, 2023 ending December 31, 2023. Each checkpoint will count for 150 miles or about 38 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 2023 Sea 2 Shining Sea Rules.

 

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S2SS Progress

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Teams Leaderboard

1
Síglaðir Tölters
660.20
2
West Coast Tolting Girls
556.40
3
Merrimack Valley Icelandics
408.00
4
Hestafolk Central
371.00
5
Ice Trekkers
362.00
6
Northcountry Tolters
340.00
7
Arctic Alaska Riders
279.92
8
Hestafolk North
229.00
9
Solfaxi
176.00
10
Merry Mares of Maryland
165.40
11
Topper
150.00
12
Tolt-A-Holics
122.00
13
AIHA
96.84
14
Sirius Tolting Trekkers
94.00
15
Hestafolk South
45.00
16
Ice Riders
12.80

Individual Leaderboard

1
Emelia Stewart (West Coast Tolting Girls)
200.80
2
Claudia Salzer (Ice Trekkers)
192.00
3
Kim Freeman (Síglaðir Tölters)
166.00
4
Daniel Coverdell (Arctic Alaska Riders)
150.92
5
Isabella Cordes (Síglaðir Tölters)
144.00
6
Colleen Schumacher (Síglaðir Tölters)
138.00
7
Doreen Shoda (Hestafolk Central)
136.00
8
Brynja Meehan (Merrimack Valley Icelandics)
128.00
9
Scott Smith (Merrimack Valley Icelandics)
126.00
10
Lauren Murphy (Hestafolk Central)
125.00
Show/Hide Full Standings
11
Lynda Zur (Individual)
124.00
12
Anna Bella Covert (West Coast Tolting Girls)
117.60
13
Evelyn Kaufman (West Coast Tolting Girls)
114.00
14
Serenity Perigo (Hestafolk North)
112.00
15
Martina Gates (Northcountry Tolters)
112.00
16
Heather Skopik (Solfaxi)
112.00
17
Iris Heidberg (Síglaðir Tölters)
104.00
18
Raven Flores (Ice Trekkers)
100.00
19
Leah Greenberger (Northcountry Tolters)
92.00
20
Lin M Campbell (Síglaðir Tölters)
80.20
21
RJ West (Hestafolk Central)
78.00
22
Pierre Lessard (Individual)
74.00
23
Ron Hoover (Tolt-A-Holics)
74.00
24
Brenda Richard (Arctic Alaska Riders)
72.00
25
Sandie Weaver (Ice Trekkers)
70.00
26
Cynthia Niebuhr (Topper)
69.20
27
Susan Matheke (Individual)
68.80
28
Susan Gibbons (Individual)
68.12
29
Annika Gunnarson (West Coast Tolting Girls)
68.00
30
Shelby Walker (Merrimack Valley Icelandics)
64.00
31
Terri Mielke (AIHA)
64.00
32
Christine Snyder (Solfaxi)
64.00
33
Sue Roska (Individual)
60.00
34
Louisa Stewart (West Coast Tolting Girls)
56.00
35
Hailey Carballo (Merry Mares of Maryland)
56.00
36
Brigit Huwyler (Northcountry Tolters)
52.00
37
VALERIE MOORE (Merrimack Valley Icelandics)
48.00
38
Nancy Radebaugh (Tolt-A-Holics)
48.00
39
AMY KEELER (Individual)
47.32
40
Mary Sackinger (Arctic Alaska Riders)
44.00
41
Patricia Carballo (Merry Mares of Maryland)
44.00
42
Jana L. Strait (Topper)
41.80
43
Samantha Tuttlebee (Northcountry Tolters)
40.00
44
Lisa McKeen (Hestafolk North)
40.00
45
Melanie Ku (Sirius Tolting Trekkers)
36.00
46
Mary Chamberlin (Hestafolk North)
35.00
47
Monica Urrutia-Sheehan (Hestafolk North)
34.00
48
Sandra Solberg (Hestafolk Central)
32.00
49
Ona Kwiatkowski (Northcountry Tolters)
32.00
50
Judy Skogen (Hestafolk South)
32.00
51
Linda Eddy (Individual)
32.00
52
Claudia Sihler (AIHA)
30.00
53
Shellie Greyhavens (Sirius Tolting Trekkers)
29.00
54
Kristina Behringer (Síglaðir Tölters)
28.00
55
Laura Stautberg Glaza (Sirius Tolting Trekkers)
25.00
56
Marjorie Lewis (Merry Mares of Maryland)
24.40
57
Kathryn L Kalan (Merrimack Valley Icelandics)
24.00
58
Leah Carballo (Merry Mares of Maryland)
24.00
59
Lisa Blumhagen (Topper)
23.00
60
Marisa Shaw (Individual)
22.00
61
Cynthia Tolbert (Merrimack Valley Icelandics)
18.00
62
Claire Wolfe (Merry Mares of Maryland)
17.00
63
Elizabeth Foster (Topper)
16.00
64
Deborah Kenny (Individual)
16.00
65
Scott Smith
14.00
66
Pamela Hill (Hestafolk South)
13.00
67
Misty Bohnert (Arctic Alaska Riders)
13.00
68
Heleen Heyning (Northcountry Tolters)
12.00
69
Jo Ann Trostle (Ice Riders)
8.00
70
Emily Potts (Individual)
8.00
71
Joan Krajewski (Hestafolk North)
8.00
72
Kristen Cook (Individual)
6.00
73
Kristina Schroeder (Ice Riders)
4.80
74
Catherine Rekers (Sirius Tolting Trekkers)
4.00
75
Nicole Beck (AIHA)
2.84

The Route (total 2,400)

First Quarter : 0 miles complete
Leg
Route
Region
Ride
Distance
#1
1Q
Midwest
Chicago, Illinois
150 mi
#2
1Q
Midwest
Springfield, Illinois
300 mi
#3
1Q
Midwest
Springfield, Missouri
450 mi
#4
1Q
South
Tulsa, Oklahoma
600 mi
Second Quarter : 600 miles complete
#5
2Q
South
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
750 mi
#6
2Q
South
Elk City, Oklahoma
900 mi
#7
2Q
South
Amarillo, Texas
1050 mi
#8
2Q
Southwest
Santa Rosa, New Mexica
1200 mi
Half Way : 1200 miles complete
#9
3Q
Southwest
Santa Fe, New Mexico
1350 mi
#10
3Q
Southwest
Albuquerque, New Mexico
1500 mi
#11
3Q
Southwest
Gallup, New Mexico
1650 mi
#12
3Q
Southwest
Flagstaff, Arizona
1800 mi
Three Quarters: 1800 miles complete
#13
Q4
Southwest
Kingman, Arizona
1950 mi
#14
Q4
West
Amboy, California
2100 mi
#15
Q4
West
Barstow, California
2250 mi
#18
Q4
West
Santa Monica, California
2400 mi
Ride Complete! 2400 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