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
Northcountry Tolters
1,338.00
2
Ice Trekkers
1,304.00
3
Merrimack Valley Icelandics
1,289.20
4
Hestafolk Central
975.92
5
Astounding Alfadans
966.92
6
Síglaðir Tölters
772.00
7
Solfaxi
665.00
8
Tolt-A-Holics
648.00
9
Toppur Tolters
564.64
10
Sirius Tolting Trekkers
476.80
11
Hestafolk North
434.00
12
Arctic Alaska Riders
419.84
13
Awesome Alfadans
399.84
14
AIHA
388.00
15
Merry Mares of Maryland
294.40
16
Tolting Trailblazers
261.20
17
Hestafolk South
143.00
18
Cascade
120.00
19
Team Windhorse
62.00
20
Cedar Tree Icelandics
48.00

Individual Leaderboard

1
Christine Snyder (Solfaxi)
466.00
2
Shauna Flanigan (Astounding Alfadans)
459.00
3
Claudia Salzer (Ice Trekkers)
444.00
4
Shelby Walker (Merrimack Valley Icelandics)
430.00
5
Scott Smith (Merrimack Valley Icelandics)
394.00
6
Iris Heidberg (Síglaðir Tölters)
384.00
7
Raven Flores (Ice Trekkers)
368.00
8
Sabrina Drake (Ice Trekkers)
332.00
9
Lauren Murphy (Hestafolk Central)
327.92
10
Doreen Shoda (Hestafolk Central)
296.00
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11
Samantha Tuttlebee (Northcountry Tolters)
296.00
12
Sarah Wood (Tolting Trailblazers)
261.20
13
Ron Hoover (Tolt-A-Holics)
260.00
14
Heleen Heyning (Northcountry Tolters)
256.00
15
Susan Gibbons (Individual)
242.00
16
Alexandra Venable (Awesome Alfadans)
240.00
17
Leah Greenberger (Northcountry Tolters)
236.00
18
Serenity Perigo (Hestafolk North)
232.00
19
VALERIE MOORE (Merrimack Valley Icelandics)
226.00
20
Pierre Lessard (Individual)
216.00
21
AMY KEELER (Individual)
213.92
22
Kristina Behringer (Síglaðir Tölters)
213.00
23
"Nilla" Anna Pernilla Ekström-Rypka (Individual)
212.00
24
Cynthia Niebuhr (Toppur Tolters)
210.32
25
Judy Skogen (Hestafolk Central)
210.00
26
Susan Matheke (Individual)
209.52
27
Rob Gregory (Tolt-A-Holics)
192.00
28
Daniel Coverdell (Arctic Alaska Riders)
192.00
29
Brigit Huwyler (Northcountry Tolters)
192.00
30
Jana L. Strait (Toppur Tolters)
189.60
31
Shellie Greyhavens (Sirius Tolting Trekkers)
188.80
32
Martina Gates (Northcountry Tolters)
184.00
33
Claudia Sihler (AIHA)
180.00
34
Inez Valk (Northcountry Tolters)
174.00
35
Samantha Harrigan (Astounding Alfadans)
168.00
36
Latifia Rodriguez (Individual)
152.00
37
Sue Roska (Individual)
148.00
38
Deborah Gregory (Tolt-A-Holics)
140.00
39
RJ West
140.00
40
Cynthia Tolbert (Merrimack Valley Icelandics)
138.00
41
Lisa McKeen (Hestafolk North)
136.00
42
Julie Ferreira (Individual)
132.80
43
Heather Skopik (Solfaxi)
132.00
44
Colleen Schumacher (Síglaðir Tölters)
132.00
45
Melanie Ku (Sirius Tolting Trekkers)
128.00
46
Madie Richenstein (Astounding Alfadans)
126.00
47
Hailey Carballo (Merry Mares of Maryland)
124.00
48
Lori Birge (Cascade)
120.00
49
Sandra Solberg (Hestafolk Central)
118.00
50
Jennifer Quinn (Astounding Alfadans)
113.00
51
Tony Strait (Toppur Tolters)
106.20
52
Mary Sackinger (Arctic Alaska Riders)
104.00
53
Kathryn L Kalan (Merrimack Valley Icelandics)
101.20
54
Amy Clifton (Astounding Alfadans)
100.92
55
Marjorie Lewis (Merry Mares of Maryland)
98.40
56
Sandie Weaver (Ice Trekkers)
96.00
57
Rebecca Pelletier (Hestafolk South)
84.00
58
Alana Wright (Arctic Alaska Riders)
81.00
59
Lisa Davis (Sirius Tolting Trekkers)
80.00
60
Linda Eddy (Awesome Alfadans)
76.60
61
Frank Sihler (AIHA)
76.00
62
Janet Mulder (AIHA)
68.00
63
Bonnie Bilger (Solfaxi)
67.00
64
Monica Urrutia-Sheehan (Hestafolk North)
66.00
65
Terri Mielke (AIHA)
64.00
66
Helga Sveinsdottir (Thordarson) (Ice Trekkers)
64.00
67
Renny Christopher (Awesome Alfadans)
63.24
68
Pamela Hill (Hestafolk South)
59.00
69
Lisa Blumhagen (Toppur Tolters)
52.52
70
Leah Carballo (Merry Mares of Maryland)
52.00
71
Frances Rospotynski (Sirius Tolting Trekkers)
52.00
72
Annika Gunnarson
52.00
73
Annamaria Wallström (Cedar Tree Icelandics)
48.00
74
Nancy Radebaugh (Tolt-A-Holics)
48.00
75
Julia Hutter (Team Windhorse)
48.00
76
Kim Freeman (Síglaðir Tölters)
36.00
77
Laura Stautberg Glaza
34.00
78
Ellen Halverson (Arctic Alaska Riders)
32.20
79
Colleen McCafferty (Sirius Tolting Trekkers)
28.00
80
Lisa Greenfield (Hestafolk Central)
24.00
81
Katie Daly (Awesome Alfadans)
20.00
82
Lindsay Blatt
20.00
83
Claire Wolfe (Merry Mares of Maryland)
20.00
84
Morgan K. Venable
16.00
85
Isabella Hutter
16.00
86
Joe Hutter (Team Windhorse)
14.00
87
Misty Bohnert (Arctic Alaska Riders)
10.64
88
Sophie Hutter
10.00
89
Lin M Campbell (Síglaðir Tölters)
7.00
90
Teresa Harp (Toppur Tolters)
6.00
91
Shawn Jackson (Tolt-A-Holics)
4.00
92
Jaime Jackson (Tolt-A-Holics)
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