Thursday, January 27, 2011

World Skijoring Championships

This coming weekend, Jan. 29th-30th, the World Skijoring Championships are taking place in the town of Whitefish, Montana, just 136 miles north of Missoula.

Registration starts tomorrow, the 28th and competitions will be held at the Whitefish Airport from noon to 4p.m. the 29th and 30th.

The skijoring "will be the signature Whitefish Carnival competition that combines a Montana-style winter extreme sport mix of two of Montana's favorites: horses and skiing." (link)

There is an estimated $20,000 in cash and prizes. Spectators are free and coming to watch is encouraged. The cost of parking is $5 per car. A portion of the fee will be donated to the non-profit Human Therapy on Horseback.

According to Whitefish's tourism website (link), "this year's World Skijoring Championships will have three divisions: the Open Division for the most experienced competitors vying for the biggest cash purse; a Sport Division for those who are less experienced, and a Novice Division."

If you want to participate, follow this link for rules and general questions.

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