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Horse Skijoring Returns To Canterbury Park Saturday

Horse racing in the snow, with a twist, is back at Canterbury Park this Saturday. A horse, most often a quarter horse, and a rider in a stock saddle, run down the stretch pulling a skier through a demanding course complete with gates and jumps as they compete against the clock and another team to […]

Extreme Horse Skijoring Competitor: ‘We’re Just Going to Go for It’

Skijoring at Canterbury Park

Rachel Sather has participated in several equine events over the years. And when she saw Extreme Horse Skijoring at Canterbury Park last year, she thought: “Why not?” Sather will be one of the participants at the Feb. 23 event, which involves a skier being towed by rope behind a horse. Competitors can reach speeds of […]

Youngsters to Compete at Extreme Horse Skijoring

CJ Walsh, Skijoring, Canterbury Park

CJ Walsh, 12, will be among the youth competitors when Extreme Horse Skijoring comes to Canterbury Park on Saturday, Feb. 23. How does he think he and his teammate, Ava Erickson, will do? “I’m guessing we’ll have more fun than success,” he said. Skijoring is an adrenaline-packed race that involves a skier being pulled behind […]

Fire Dancers to Perform at Extreme Horse Skijoring Event

Fire dancer Lewis Kelly will perform during Extreme Horse Skijoring at Canterbury Park on Saturday, Feb. 17.

In addition to the excitement of horses pulling skiers during Extreme Horse Skijoring at Canterbury Park on Saturday, Feb. 17, there will be plenty of other spectacles. One of which is fire dancing. Aaron Hurley, Katy Clark, Lilly Gernster and Lewis Kelly will be performing Fire Dancing. Get Tickets We spoke with Eilysha Sklar, owner […]

Skijoring Comes to Canterbury Park


Finding competitors for skijoring–a niche sport that combines horse riding with skiing–might seem difficult. Not so, says Ted Slathar, president of Extreme Events MN. “Oh, they come out of the woodwork for this stuff,” he said. “I just had to put the word out.” Extreme Horse Skijoring–coming to Canterbury Park on Saturday, Feb. 17–is an […]