The Leadville Ski Joring event has been going on in Leadville since 1949. It is one of the premier events of its kind in the country, and is not something you want to miss!
Ski Joring is a competition where a horse and rider pull a skier at a fast pace through a course that has gates, jumps and rings. The skier is timed through the course, and penalties are assessed by missing gates or jumps, and by missing or dropping any of the rings. The competitors race for cash prizes, and teams are made up by a randon draw before the start.
For more information please check out the Leadville Ski Joring website at http://www.leadvilleskijoring.us/index.cfm