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3:25 pm
Thu February 14, 2013

Skijoring: Where two cultures collide ... in more ways than one

Jessica Robinson Northwest News Network

Originally published on Thu February 28, 2013 6:02 pm

SANDPOINT, Idaho - The sport of skijoring sounds like an awesomely bad idea someone cooked up on a long winter's night. Picture this: You navigate an obstacle course, on skis, while being pulled by a galloping horse. Yet equestrian skijoring has taken off as a sport in the snowy climes of Switzerland, Canada, and now, parts of the Northwest. This weekend, teams will go ski-to-ski and hoof-to-hoof at a competition in Sandpoint, Idaho.

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