Festivals & EventsSheridan WYO Winter Rodeo

Wyoming's Wildest Winter Event: February 2023

The WYO Winter Rodeo is back!

There are exciting winter events and activities scheduled all February long, culminating with the return of Sheridan’s iconic skijoring races. We have made a few changes for this year and are running our skijoring races at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds.
For more information, including a complete schedule of events, information on our sponsors, volunteer opportunities, and much more, visit www.wyowinterrodeo.org

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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