Wood River Extreme Skijoring

Sat, Feb 19th - Sun, Feb 20th

through Sun, Feb 20th

February 2022

81 Browning Ln, Bellevue, ID

Browning Ln, Idaho 83313, USA

Wood River Extreme Skijoring Association

The 2022 race is A GO! February 19 & 20 NOON Start

81 Browning Lane, Bellevue, ID

Food, Beverages, and BIG Fun! $10/spectator (kids 12 and under FREE)

Winter in Idaho’s Wood River Valley means lots of snow and plenty of ways to enjoy it, including unique events like the annual Wood River Extreme Ski Joring Races.

Produced by the Wood Extreme Ski Joring Association (WRESJA), this event features cowboys with their fast horses racing with brave skiers and snowboarders and promises a weekend of fast action fun that the whole family will enjoy. Ski Joring is a winter sport in which a person on skis is pulled by a horse, a dog or a motor vehicle. It is derived from the Norwegian word skikjøring, meaning “ski driving”. In the Wood River Valley horses are used.  A successful run of this race means crossing the finish line of the 600-900-foot course with the skier having executed one to three jumps ranging from three to six feet high and grabbing from three to nine rings. The rider must also grab a ring. Points are deducted for missed or dropped rings and missed jumps. Speed – which often reaches 40 miles per hour – is a factor. Winners are based on the combined overall score for both days. This year the WRESJA races will also feature a couple’s division and stick horse races for 10 & under.

Register online at http://www.woodriveresja.com/registration-forms/

Sign ups are from 6pm to 9pm at Mahoney’s in Bellevue on Friday.  Payment accepted with mailed registrations, at sign ups, or on Saturday morning before the race.

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