Monday, October 24, 2011

Sandpoint Idaho

I did not realize it, but this year was the first for Sandpoint to have ski joring at its Winter Carnival January 15-16, 2011. From the sounds of it, it went well!
Matt Smart of Mountain Horse Adventures, who acted as event organizer, assisted me with my research for my post Keep Ski Joring Alive!  About Sandpoint's 2011 Winter Carnival, Smart said, "The general vibe from the crowd was, it was much more exciting then they imagined. And many said they'll compete next year." That sounds like a good report!

Welcome to the sport of Ski Joring Sandpoint!
I hope 2012 will be bigger and better!

Thursday, October 13, 2011


I realize that it has been over five months since I last posted. Although this - maintaining this blog - was a class assignment and the class is over, I have thought several time about updating it. Several farriers and athletes responded with their thoughts or knowledge after I completed the assignments -- too late to be included in the pieces. Even so, I aim to post them up here soon!

Driving home from school this past summer, my dad and I passed through Leadville, Colorado! I was so excited. It was beautiful! Since my dad picked the route we drove, I didn't realize we would pass through until we were approaching Leadville. Even though we didn't stop, we drove through an area with a long standing skijoring tradition - one of the oldest skijoring traditions! That made me happy. Now I want to go back!

The water looked frozen!

One mile outside of Leadville!

Breckenridge, I think?
Leadville's ski joring takes place in March - so start planning now!
Start planning for March 3rd and 4th in 2012!

If you want to know what happens in Leadville off-skijoring season here is a tourism site that looks pretty informative and has some pretty pictures.