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Wyoming's Wildest Winter Event: February 22-23, 2020. Let's Get Winter WYO'd!

Skijoring Races – February 22-23, 2020

The Sheridan WYO Winter Rodeo’s inaugural event in 2019 was a smashing success, and 2020 is poised to be even more exciting. We’ve added an extra day to the skijoring races, more vendors and more sponsor activities.

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. 

The Sheridan WYO Winter Rodeo welcomes five classes of teams in 2020: Open, Sport, Novice, Youth and Snowboard. The Sheridan WYO Winter Rodeo strives to introduce competitors and spectators to the sport of Equestrian Skijoring and welcomes all skijoring fans to Sheridan, Wyoming.

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 or bailey@sheridanwyoming.org.

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