2011 Tevis Forum - page 4

Thankyou
TheWesternStates Trail Foundation extends
heartfelt gratitude toCandi andLarrySuddjian
for their years of dedication, loyalty and vision.
The Foundation is proud to dedicate the
2011TevisRide in their honor.
WSTFRECOLLECTIONS fromLarry&Candi Suddjian
Following are the recollections during our involvement with the
Western States Trail Foundation:
•During 1990our training asOfficeManager (Candi) andRideDirector (Larry)was conductedby Jim and
Shirley Humphrey. Lots to learn but they did a great job in teaching us the ropes.
• A highlight was the nationwide support the WSTF received in the effort to save No Hands Bridge. The
support was successful in getting congressional funding for the repairs to theMt. Quarries RailroadBridge.
•We remember the taskof collectingwrittenwaivers fromout-of-statehorses coming intoRobiePark. Some
sort ofmedical outbreakcaused theStateof Californi to insist all out of statehorseswereproperly vaccinated.
• I remember thehelicopter ridePG&Eprovided so I couldcheckout the level of the rivercrossinganticipated
onRide day. Rafterswanted releases at OxBowReservoir increased so they could getmore use of the river.
• Acting on a suggestion from a participant in past Rides, we reactivated theWed. BBQ at the Gold Country
Fairgrounds. Native Sons of the GoldenWest provided the BBQ as a fund raiser for their charitable efforts.
• “Save the Trail Campaign” coordinated by Kate Riordan, Heather Davis and KarenNelson.
• Creation of the Tevis Forum by Kate Riordan andHeather Davis
• FOWSTA vision as suggested by KarenNelson and carried out by Heather Davis and Kate Riordan.
•Will never forget the couple who showed up at Robie Park with their TennesseeWalkers and entered the
Ride. They had heard about the Ride and thought that it would be a nice ride to take. After we realized they
were not prepared to accomplish an event such as The Tevis Ridewe gave them their entry fee back.
• Sally Toyewas visitingRobiePark fromEngland and thought it wouldbe anice event to try. After arriving at
Robie Park she gathered enough riding gear and secured a horse, entered and finished the Ride.
• Trail markingwith the new fiberglass stakes along the entireWestern States Trail.
•Establishment of theFunRide soall couldexperience the splendorof theTrail from theMill Site toMichigan
Bluff and theMill Site to Francisco’s.
•Marking the trail with Bill Pieper, my grandsons Jake and Zak, andwhoever wanted to ride along in “The
Piepermobile.”Wewouldmeet atBaker’sSquare inAuburn thenheadout toDustyCorners then toRobinson
Flat. This was a tradition that took place theweekend before the Ride andwent on until I retired in 1999.
• Field tripwith theTevis Cup andHagginCup to anAERC convention inOregon.Wanted tobe sure everyone
had the opportunity to see a part of history.
• Meeting with Bob Suhr after the Ride to review the program for the awards banquet. It was always a
pleasure tomeet withBob as hewas awealth of information and advice.
• Jack Veal and his leading of the pledge of allegiance during the awards banquet.
•Display case for theHaggin Cup and the Tevis Cup, and other artifacts, fabricated and donated by Ashland
Glass &Millwork, whichwas placed at the Auburn City Hall so all could see the famousWSTF stuff.
•We remember the transition from theWSTFApple computer toPC format and the two years theRider entry
listwasmessedupby LAS just after theRider check-inwas completed. Everythingneeded tobe reconstructed
before the Ride. This issue was kept confidential, themarriage survived and now the truth comes out. After
theentry listwascompleted printedcopiesweremadeatRobieParkanddistributed toHeadVolunteersafter
leaving thepark. Acopywasalwaysdroppedoff at KAHIwhenMatt Scribnerwasdoing theSat.morning show.
•We recall the entrants’ overall excitement and enthusiasmwhichwas always a pleasure to experience.
hankyou
TheWesternStates Trail Foundation extends
heartfelt gratitude toCandi andLarrySuddjian
for their years of dedication, loyalty andvision.
The Foundation is proud todedicate the
2011Tevis Ride in their honor.
STFRECOLLECTIONS fromLarry&Candi Suddjian
Following are the recollections during our involvement with the
Western States Trail Foundation:
•During 1990our training asOfficeManager (Candi) andRideDirector (Larry)was conductedby Jim and
Shirley Humphrey. Lots to learn but they did a great job in teaching us the ropes.
• A highlight was the nationwide support the WSTF received in the effort to save No Hands Bridge. The
support was successful in getting congressional funding for the repairs to theMt. Quarries RailroadBridge.
•We remember the taskof collectingwrittenwaivers fromout-of-statehorses coming intoRobiePark. Some
sort ofmedical outbreakcaused theStateof Californi to insist all out of statehorseswereproperly vaccinated.
• I remember thehelicopter ridePG&Eprovided so I couldcheckout the level of the rivercrossinganticipated
onRide day. Rafterswanted releases at OxBowReservoir increased so they could getmore use of the river.
• Acting on a suggestion from a participant in past Rides, we reactivated theWed. BBQ at the Gold Country
Fairgrounds. Native Sons of the GoldenWest provided the BBQ as a fund raiser for their charitable efforts.
“Save the Trail Ca paign” coordinated by Kate Riordan, Heather Davis and KarenNelson.
reation of the Tevis Foru by Kate Riordan andHeather Davis
S vision as suggested by KarenNelson and carried out by Heather Davis and Kate Riordan.
ill v r f rget the couple who showed up at Robie Park with their Ten esseeWalkers and enter d the
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ear about the Ride and thought that it would be a nice ride to take. After we realized they
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r t acco plish an event such as The Tevis Ridewe gave them their entry fee back.
isiti gRobiePark fro England and thought it wouldbe anice v nt to try. After arriving at
t re enough riding gear and secured a horse, entered and fin shed the Ride.
i it t e e fiberglas stakes along the entireWestern Sta es Trail.
t f t F Ride soal couldexperience the splendorof theTrail from theMill Site oMichigan
t il it t Francisco’s.
i t tr il it il Pieper, my grandsons Jake and Zak, andwhoever wanted to ride along in “The
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il . e uldmeet atBaker’sSquare inAuburn thenheadout toDustyCorners then toRobinson
l t. is s a tra ition that took place thewe kend before the Ride andwent on until I retired in 199 .
i l tri ith theTevis Cup andHagginCup to anAERC convention inOregon.Wanted tobe sure ev ryone
a t e pportunity to see a part of history.
eeting ith Bob Suhr after the Ride to review the program for the awards banquet. It was always a
pleasure to eet withBob as hewas awealth of information and advice.
• Jack Veal and his leading of the pledge of allegiance during the awards banquet.
•Display case for theHaggin Cup and the Tevis Cup, and other artifacts, fabricated and donated by Ashland
Glass &Millwork, whichwas placed at the Auburn City Hall so all could see the famousWSTF stuff.
•We remember the transition from theWSTFApple computer toPC format and the two years theRider entry
listwasmessedupby LAS just after theRider check-inwas completed. Everythingneeded tobe reconstructed
before the Ride. This issue was kept confidential, themarriage survived and now the truth comes out. After
theentry listwascompleted printedcopiesweremadeatRobieParkanddistributed toHeadVolunteersafter
leaving thepark. Acopywasalwaysdroppedoff at KAHIwhenMatt Scribnerwasdoing theSat.morning show.
•We recall the entrants’ overall excitement and enthusiasmwhichwas always a pleasure to experience.
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