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Continue the Downhill party - enjoy Åre 2019 Horse Skijoring


Horses, riders and skiers will take center stage in the Åre town square on Saturday, February 9, in what could be a preview to a new Olympic Winter sport.

Don't miss the spectacular Åre 2019 Horse Skijoring! Photo by Skijoring America
Don't miss the spectacular Åre 2019 Horse Skijoring! Photo by Skijoring America

 This sport is called skijoring and it involves teams with a horse, a rider and a skier that race along a difficult, snow-covered obstacle course. The course includes jumps, gates and rings.

Actually, skijoring is not really new. In fact, it has been around in its current form for over 100 years, having made its official debut in competition at the 1901 Nordic Games and later at the 1928 Olympics as a demonstration sport. 

The competition in Åre will feature four horses and nine students from the gymnasium at the equestrian center Wången alongside invited professional and amateur skiers. The top three teams will receive prizes.

When? Saturday 9 February 17.00-18.00 CET 

Where? Along Årevägen, starting by Creperiet 

How? Teams that include a skier, a rider and a horse compete on a course along Årevägen. The event is hosted in cooperation with Wången and Åre Eventutbildning. 




Don't miss the spectacular Åre 2019 Horse Skijoring! Photo by Skijoring America
Don't miss the spectacular Åre 2019 Horse Skijoring! Photo by Skijoring America

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Scheduled from 4-17 February 2019, Åre 2019 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships will mark the third time that the second largest winter sport event after the Olympic Winter Games is held in Åre, Sweden. After the 1954 and 2007 editions, Åre 2019 will welcome the world’s top skiers and some 120’000 visitors to an epic celebration of skiing, snow and winter. The 11 medal competitions staged in the unique atmosphere of the leading Scandinavian ski resort will excite millions of global viewers and inspire great numbers to join the sport in active practice.  

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