Photos courtesy of Annie Pflueger


Combining two favorite action pastimes-skiing and horseback riding - Ski Joring involves horses and riders pulling skiers at high speeds around a course of jumps and gates. Did we just mix Barrel Racing with Slalom Ski Racing?

Ski Joring is an equally exciting show for spectators and everyone's invited to watch the action. Bring all to this family-friendly event. There will be booths, food, and some fun surprises.

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Bonner County Fairgrounds (two miles north of Sandpoint), in the rodeo arena. Competition starts at 12 noon, gates open at 11am. Additional parking space is planned and will be located in the south entrance of the Fairgrounds. Admission is $7 but parking and children under 12 are free, each paid admission will receive a raffle ticket to win great prizes. Vendors will be present so don’t worry about getting hungry or thirsty at the event.

No waiting in line! Pre-sale tickets available.

Pick up tickets at Pend Oreille Vet (895 kootenai cut off) or Arnie's Payless Gas (hwy 200)

Friday the 19th

Registration Party

Sweet Lou's477272 Hwy 95

You can enter as a team or we can pair you with a horse or skier!


Check the Contestants page for more info

Saturday the 20th

Competition Starts at 12 Noon
1st Competition- Mule/Draft

Round 1

2nd Competition-Sport Round 1

3rd Competition- Mule/Draft

Round 2


4th Competition- Open Round 1

Sunday the 21st

Gates Open at 11AM

Competition Starts at 12 Noon

1st Competition- Sport Round 2


2nd Competition- Open Round 2

3rd Competition- Draw Pot Round 1

4th Competition- Draw Pot Round 2

The 2016 Ski Joring event is in its 6th year! More than 23 teams competed last year with more than 2500 spectators over the two day event.

Sandpoint's Ski Joring event is presented by Mountain Horse Adventures and sanctioned by the North American Ski Joring Association (NASJA), which was founded in 1999 to allow Ski Joring competitors from around the country to have a set of fair, standard rules, and earn points towards a National Champion Award.

Photos Courtesy of Jim Ford

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2015 Sponsors

   Presenting Sponsors



Jump Sponsor

Gold Sponsors


Lippert's Heavy Equipment                                                           


 Silver Sponsors


Arnie's Payless Gas

Wood's Crushing and Hauling


Winterhawk Construction

Bronze Sponsors

S.A.V.E. (208)946-1998

(Sandpoint Area Veterinary Emergency)

  Forrest Bird Charter School