Synonyms for skijoring or Related words with skijoring
Examples of "skijoring"
include snowboarding while hitched to a dog, and "grassjoring,"
on grassy fields rather than snow.
The USA held the world's largest
event in February 2011 at the City of Lakes Loppet in Minneapolis. 200
teams raced in this event which included the first ever National
belt worn by the skier is a wide waistband which is clipped around the skier's waist, and which may include leg loops to keep it in position. Rock Climbing harnesses are also commonly used as
behind a horse is said to have originated as a method of winter travel, but today is primarily a competitive sport.
was a demonstration sport in the 1928 Winter Olympics.
Snow coach tours are offered at Big Sky, Whitefish, West Yellowstone and into Yellowstone National Park. Equestrian
has a niche in Montana, which hosts the World
Championships in Whitefish as part of the annual Whitefish Winter Carnival.
"Dog trekking, hiking, backpacking,
, canicross, dog scootering, bikejoring in Australia",
(also Skijoering) was a demonstration sport at the 1928 Winter Olympics, held in St. Moritz, Switzerland from February 11 through 19, 1928. The sole
event of the Games was held on February 12, the second day of the Games. The sport of
is one in which a person on skis is pulled by dogs, horses, or a form of mechanized transportation such as a snowmobile. In the 1928 Olympics, athletes were towed behind horses.
Championship classes include the Open Pick & Draw class (for the top skiers, including some former U.S. Ski Team competitors and fastest horses), the Sport Class, the Black Star Mule Class (where all skiers are required to be pulled by a mule), and the Great Northern Novice Class, in addition to the long jump class. While skijoriing in Whitefish began in the 1960s, the "modern era" of
was re-instituted in 2003 by long-time locals Scott Ping and Dale Duff. The World
Championships has even spawned a local recreational
league. This annual event has some of the lowest entry fees and used to boast the largest added money and largest purse. The first annual
Championships in the neighboring town of Lakeside, Montana held New Years weekend of 2017 now holds the record for the most added money and largest purse.
can also take place behind a snowmobile or other small motorized vehicle. The vehicle and driver pull a skier in a manner more akin to the equestrian style, which is more suited for higher speeds than is the dog
features in the 1998 film "Silver Wolf", starring Michael Biehn and Roy Scheider.
was also talked about in the Castle Films short "Snow Thrills", pronounced by Joel Robinson as "she-horring" and described by Tom Servo as "A safe and fun way to blow a Saturday...or a "knee!""
In 1928 he participated with the German ice hockey team in the Olympic tournament, in which the team failed to advance to the medal round. Kreisel was also considered an unofficial alternate for the
team due to his father's military experience and some of the
team members were showing symptoms of dysentery, he was not needed, however.
Bikejoring is a dog mushing activity related to
, canicross, and dog scootering. It is a recreation or sport where a harnessed dog or team of dogs attached to a towline have to pull and run ahead of a cyclist. Bikejoring is a non snow season ("dryland") activity. Bikejoring and canicross are both dryland mushing activities that probably developed from
and dogsled racing. Bikejoring is also sometimes used to train racing sled-dogs out of season.
(pronounced ) is a winter sport where a person on skis is pulled by a horse, a dog (or dogs) or a motor vehicle. It is derived from the Norwegian word "skikjøring" meaning ski driving.
Although still used for recreational dog sledding by some owners, Chinooks today appear to be used largely as family pets. Individuals are also used for dog-packing, search and rescue,
, and obedience and dog agility trials.
Many breeds of dog participate in
. The only prerequisite is a desire to run down a trail and pull, which is innate in many dogs. Small dogs (less than 40 pounds) are rarely seen
, because they do not greatly assist the skier; however, since the skier can provide as much power as is required to travel, any enthusiastic dog can participate. Athletic dogs such as Pointers, Setters and herding breeds take to
with glee, as do the northern breeds, such as Siberian and Alaskan Huskies, Malamutes, Samoyeds, and Inuit dogs; however, any large energetic dog is capable of enjoying this sport. Golden Retrievers, Giant Schnauzers, Labs, and many cross-breeds are seen in harness. Pulling breeds work well also such as American Bull Terriers, Staffordshire Terriers, American bull dogs, and mastiffs.
Skijor races are held in many countries where there is snow in winter. Most races are between 5 kilometers and 20 kilometers in length. The longest race is the KALEVALA held in Kalevala, Karelia, Russia, with a distance of . Next is the River Runner 120 held in Whitehorse, Yukon, with a distance of . In the United States and Canada,
races are often held in conjunction with sled dog races,
being just one category of race that occurs during the day's activities. In Scandinavia, skijor racing is tightly associated with the older Scandinavian sport of Pulka.
races are not normally limited to purebred Northern breed dogs such as the Siberian Husky. On the contrary, the top ranked racing teams in the world are German Shorthaired Pointers, Pointer/Greyhound mixes, Alaskan Huskies, or crosses between these breeds.
with a dog is a sport in which a dog (or dogs) assist a cross-country skier. One to three dogs are commonly used. The cross-country skier provides power with skis and poles, and the dog adds additional power by running and pulling. The skier wears a
harness, the dog wears a sled dog harness, and the two are connected by a length of rope. There are no reins or other signaling devices to control the dog; the dog must be motivated by its own desire to run, and respond to the owner's voice for direction.
A dog harness is piece of equipment for dogs, generally similar to harness tack for horses. There are various designs depending on the type of use, whether it be for assistance to a person with a disability, hauling a cart or sled, or pulling a human being, such as in
or pulka. Harnesses are also commonly worn by non-working dogs.
Recreational cross-country skiing includes ski touring and groomed-trail skiing, typically at resorts or in parklands. It is an accessible form of recreation for persons with vision and mobility impairments. A related form of recreation is dog
—a winter sport where a cross-country skier is assisted by one or more dogs.
Canicross is the sport of cross country running with dogs. Originating in Europe as off-season training for the mushing (sledding) community, it has become popular as a stand-alone sport all over Europe, especially in the UK. Canicross is closely related to Bikejoring, where participants cycle with their dog and
, where participants ski rather than run.
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