Auli Farwa and Tennessee Lane Win 2017 Tevis Cup

Jeremy Reynolds’ Treasured Moments received the Haggin Cup, which recognizes the horse in the most superior condition.
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At 10 p.m. on Aug. 5, Tennessee Lane and the 17-year-old Arabian gelding Auli Farwa (or “Farr”) crossed the finish line 12 minutes ahead of their nearest competitors to win the 62nd Tevis Cup.

The iconic endurance challenge requires each horse and rider team to cover 100 miles within 24 hours. Multiple veterinary checkpoints, including a final vetting after finishing, are designed to keep equine athletes healthy and safe throughout the competition. Of this year’s 174 starters, 92 finished the course for a 52% completion rate.

This win brought Farr’s life-time endurance competition record to 74 starts with 74 finishes, now including eight Tevis completions. In 2015 Farr, then partnered with rider Jenni Smith, was awarded the Haggin Cup. The Haggin Cup which recognizes superior horsemanship as demonstrated by the condition of the contestant’s horse during and after the ride.

“I felt tremendous responsibility riding Farr,” said Lane following the awards ceremony

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