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Ride & Tie World Championship

Originally the Levi’s Ride & Tie, this is the annual

signature race of the Ride and Tie Association.

Drawing the largest crowd of competitors from across the nation and sometimes even from around the globe, this event is open to all who wish to tackle the sport’s pinnacle event.

Historically scheduled for Father’s Day weekend, with the intention of making attendance easy for families with school aged children, you might schedule your summer vacation event around this race. As plans for the next Championship are announced, specifics will be posted here. Depending on location, the camp is usually open for a full week before the race.

The World Championship race is not tied to one specific location: the race may be held in a different location each year, or may rest at one location for several years before moving to a new, fresh location.

The World Championship course will be designed to challenge. The mileage is altered from year to year in light of course ruggedness, elevation gain/loss, altitude and other factors that may affect course difficulty. The trail boss is tasked each year to design a course that can be won in 4 hours. Each successful team completing the full course, regardless of time, is awarded a pair of custom designed commemorative belt buckles. A short course is generally offered, concurrent to the World Championship, for those not prepared for the full challenge.

Free entry for international teams: write to to nominate your team for the free entry. One team per country will receive free entry to the Ride & Tie World Championship. Multiple entries per country are welcome: the complimentary entry will be awarded to the first team to nominate.

A limited number of horses are usually available for lease. The Ride and Tie Association bears no responsibility and has no involvement in the leasing of horses. If you can establish your competence as a rider and a person who will treat the horse humanely; if you are willing to enter just for the fun and withdraw at the slightest indication the health of the horse will benefit from your doing so, then ask about lease arrangements.

Sample race pages from past years provide you with an idea what kind of information will be available here in the future for the coming year’s race:

Check back later, this page will be replaced once specific information is available for the next Ride & Tie World Championship.