Ski Jouring during Carnival de Quebec
What is Equestrian Ski Joring?
The sport of Ski Joring began several hundred years ago in Scandinavian countries as a way to travel during the winter. Ski Joring is a relatively new sport to North America. In the 1950’s, riding horseback, ranchers attached a long rope to the saddle horn and pulled equestrians behind them on skis. According to the North American Ski Joring Association, organized races began in 1999 with the first sanctioned race taking place in Frisco, Colorado in January 2000.
Have you tried sleigh racing or ski joring? What about ring riding? What other unusual sport have you tried on horseback?
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