since Neel Glass completed the event using Easyboots in 1975. The 1975 completion by Dr. Glass marked the first time in history that a booted horse completed a 100 mile event in hoof boots. The success of booted horses has continued over the years and Easyboots have gone on to win both the Tevis Cup (1st place) and Haggin Cup (Best Condition).
Before the 2009 Tevis event, EasyCare helped 20 riders with the installation of Easyboots before the event. Riders using Easyboots had a 75% completion rate, compare that to the 50 year average of 50%. Was the booted success in the 2009 event luck? Or is there something that hoof boots do to protect the horse over the 100 miles of rocky trail?
EasyCare would like to use the 2010 event to continue the study. Will the 75% completion rate continue? Will the completion rate of booted horses get better? Only time will tell.
Do you want to ride the 2010 Tevis Cup courtesy of EasyCare (We pay your entry fee)? Here is what we are proposing.
1. EasyCare will pay the Tevis entry fee for all riders who use four Easyboots on a barefoot horse. But riders need to do the following to get reimbursed.
2. The rider has to finish two 50 mile events prior to the 2010 Tevis in Easyboots to qualify. We want people to know the product and have success before they arrive.
3. The EasyCare team will help install the Easyboots the Thursday and Friday morning before the event. No boot installs from Friday noon on. We are also riding and need time to get prepared.
4. You need to finish to get reimbursed for your ride entry. Last year booted riders had a 75% completion rate compared to the 50% 50 year average. In the worst case you have a 50% chance of riding Tevis for free, If you use boots you have a 75% chance. If you use boots and ride smart it could be 80% or better. 80% or better is news and will make the world take notice!