Spurs and Skis

Friday, March 6

Practice round 12:00pm-4:00pm FREE

Saturday, March 7

Event 1:00pm-4:00pm
$8.00 until Feb 24 - $10.00 after that
Kids 10 & Under FREE

What is Skijoring?

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!

What will I see?

The Spurs & Skis Skijoring Stampede will feature four performance classes:

– Sport
– Open
– Snowboarder
– Youth

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 and other fun around the UW-Eau Claire | Barron County (UWBC) Campus!

Where Is the Stampede and How Do I Get There?

The UW-Eau Claire | Barron County (UWBC) Campus is the host location for the Spurs & Skis Skijoring Stampede. UWBC is located at 1800 College Drive 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!

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Ticket prices $8.00 early bird (until Feb. 24)

$10.00 after Feb. 24

Please note, pre-purchased event tickets are available at the “will-call” gate the day of the event. Tickets purchased online pre-event do not print out.

Kids 10 & under FREE.

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Participant Registration

Click below to register to compete at the Spurs & Skis Skijoring Stampede.

Registrations will be ONLY be taken at the event site Saturday, March 7 8:00am-12:00 at UWECBC 1800 College Drive, Rice Lake.

Youth Event (16 & Under) -$25 per person rider or skier/snowboarder

Sport Event (16+ YRS) – $25 per person rider or skier/snowboarder

Snowboard Event -$25 per person rider or skier/snowboarder

Open Event (Pro) -$40 per person rider or skier/snowboarder