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Wyoming's Wildest Winter Event: CANCELLED

Skijoring Races – CANCELLED

Sharing unfortunate news here this morning with our community.
We have held out as long as possible as we hope for snow, but alas, it is no longer feasible that we will be able to host skijoring this year. Many other organizers in our region are facing the same issues with lack of snow, and have either cancelled already or will make their announcements in the coming days. Not only does the forecast call for 50+ degree weather for the next week, but our snow stockpiles are basically non-existent, meaning there’s no logistical way that we could move enough snow in for the event.
Skijoring and bike races, originally scheduled for February 19 and 20, are officially cancelled. I want to make this announcement now to be fair to our sponsors, volunteers, vendors, host locations, and other partners. Family Sled Day at Trail End is also cancelled.
It is not all bad news, though! Many of the other events scheduled as part of the 2022 Sheridan WYO Winter Rodeo will go on!
Antelope Butte’s kickoff event, scheduled for Saturday, February 12, is a go. So is the Black Mountain Nordic Club Moonlight event at Sibley Lake, also scheduled for the 12th. The Snow Ball at the Barn in Big Horn, is still scheduled for February 17. Thank you for all your support.
We hope that we will (finally) be able to bring skijoring back to Sheridan in 2023, and we will continue to look to grow and expand the WYO Winter Rodeo with family-friendly events that make a positive impact on our community. Thank you for all your support.

What is Skijoring?


Skijoring is a competition in which a horse and rider pull a skier along a course that has gates, jumps and rings. The competitors race for cash, buckles, and other prizes. The course allows the horse to run at top speed with the skier navigating slalom gates and jumps ranging from two to seven feet high. Competitors often use short skis and modified water-skiing towing equipment, though often this is as simple as a single tow rope looped around the horn or attached to the back of a western saddle. The horses are equipped with safety gear such as splint boots and bell boots. Western saddles are most commonly used in skijoring due to their sturdy build and pulling ability. 

Epic Winter Action

We didn’t know what to expect when we decided to host the first ever Sheridan WYO Winter Rodeo – and we didn’t know what we were getting into when we decided to hold our skijoring races on Broadway, a major roadway in the heart of historic downtown Sheridan. What we got was one of the most memorable and exciting days in recent Sheridan history – locals and visitors came out by the thousands to cheer on the horses and athletes, downtown business did some truly amazing February business, and some insanely fun memories were made. We can’t wait to welcome you to this epic winter tradition.

For more information and to register, please visit wyowinterrodeo.org

For sponsorship opportunities, ways to partner, and more, please contact Sheridan Travel & Tourism at (307)673-7120.

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