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 2022: 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.

Here you'll find everything you need to know about Sheridan's WYO Winter Rodeo skijoring races, including information on registration, divisions, prizes, rules, and more. Stay up to date by signing up for our newsletter, or contact us with questions by filing out the form below. For information on becoming a sponsor, vendor, or volunteer, please follow the appropriate link at the top of the page.