Skijoring is a high-intensity, adrenaline-filled combination of skiing, racing and rodeo, and the word “skijoring” is derived from the Norwegian word “skikjoring” which means “ski driving.”
Racing teams include three parts – a skier, a rider, and a horse. All three work together to navigate a course designed to include jumps, turns, and obstacles in the shortest amount of time possible. The end result is an action-packed, family-friendly sporting event that recognizes the connection between humans and animals and celebrates the best winter has to offer!
The Spurs & Skis Skijoring Stampede will feature four performance classes:
Horses and riders are allowed to enter multiple classes as long as they meet the qualifications for those classes.
Besides the fun and excitement of the skijoring, attendees will find food, beverages, musical entertainment and other fun around the Barron County Fairgrounds!
The Barron County Fairgrounds are the host location for the Spurs & Skis Skijoring Stampede. The Fairgrounds are located on Hwy 48 North in Rice Lake, Wisconsin.
Rice Lake is an easy, 2-hour drive (or less!) from Duluth, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Wausau, and Eau Claire, 4 hours or less from Madison, LaCrosse and Milwaukee, and about 6 hours from Chicago.
A winter wonderland location, Rice Lake offers great silent sports activities, snowmobiling, and ice fishing, in addition to the Stampede! The local area also offers an abundance of lodging options, from sleek chain hotels to quintessential Northwoods lake cottages to charming B&Bs. Visit the Rice Lake Tourism website for more information links to book!