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[RC] Question: Getting Ready for Tevis - sherman

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I think if you are able to condition and train on similar terrain, and you and your horse are fully prepared, it is doable as a first 100. That doesn't mean you'll complete, since both new and experienced Tevis riders all seem to have about a 50% chance of completing each time they enter, with some notable exceptions.  The riders who participated in the Tevis Educational Ride had a higher completion rate this year too.
My viewpoint is probably skewed since I live in the area and the only reason I started doing endurance riding was to prepare for Tevis. I have attempted a couple other 100s now and still don't think Tevis was not a good choice for a first 100 even though it took 3 times to complete. I think it is important to find out everything you can about the ride contact  mentor/riders who have completed it multiple times (AERC has a mentor list, some of them have and are more than happy to help), study the trail and elevation charts, make a plan, be flexible, know your horse and listen closely, don't enter if anything is even just slightly "not quite right" and don't take a fatigued horse to the start line.
Many of the riders at Tevis are crazy though, so Jody will fit right in!
I would recommend that the Tevis not be your first 100. Second if Jody is there stay away from her, she's crazy ;-) !